|Dinosaurs before dark : the graphic novel (Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House)|
Author: Laird, Jenny
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic tree house which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs. In graphic novel format.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Osborne, Mary Pope|
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 513981
Kirkus Reviews (03/01/21)
School Library Journal (06/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2021 Gr 1–3—This inventive graphic novel adaptation of the beloved chapter book series retells the story of siblings Jack and Annie discovering an enchanted tree house in the woods of Frog Creek, PA. Transported back in time, the pair encounter majestic dinosaurs in their original habitat. Jack and Annie are in for an unexpected visitor as a Tyrannosaurus rex approaches the nest of baby Anatosauruses they uncover. Not only will they have to evade history's most notorious dinosaur, but they will also have to figure out how to safely return home before bedtime. The story seamlessly translates into comics format, heightening the suspense for young readers. The pacing is effective, with more images and less text than in the original, which works well for emergent readers. The artwork has a distinctly digital quality, giving the tale an animated feel that children will appreciate. Jack and Annie are both white. VERDICT This fresh take on "The Magic Tree House" brings the adventures to life for those who enjoyed the classic series and newcomers alike.—Claire Moore, Manhattan Beach Lib., CA - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.