Book Review: Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: Danger in the Darkest Hour

Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: Danger in the Darkest Hour by Mary Pope Osborne. (Random House Books for Young Readers). 2015. 208 pages. Ages 7-10.

Danger in the Darkest Hour

I have read every single Magic Tree House book.  After all these years, I still enjoy reading about the adventures of Jack and Annie.  This latest book still follows the same format with a slightly longer story and a bit more mature subject matter.

Jack and Annie find themselves in 1944 during the last days of War World II.  The two time travelers have the daunting task of rescuing their friend Kathleen, a “young enchantress from Camelot”.  Annie and Jack have only one day to complete their mission before the Allied invasion of Normandy, France.  They must accomplish their mission while navigating the French Resistance and avoiding being captured by the Nazis.

During the recent, Merlin Missions editions,  Annie and Jack have relied on using magic to complete their mission.  This book utilizes their bravery, intelligence and experience to save their friend.  Danger in the Darkest Hour will serve as a great introduction into the subject for this age group.

Review copy received from NetGalley.

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