Afternoon on the Amazon

Afternoon on the Amazon

Book - 1995
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Eight-year-old Jack, his seven-year-old sister, Annie, and Peanut the mouse ride in a tree house to the Amazon rain forests, where they encounter giant ants, flesh-eating piranhas, hungry crocodiles, and wild jaguars.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c1995 (1996 printing)
ISBN: 9780590965422
0590965425
Characteristics: 67 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Murdocca, Sal

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JCLChrisK Jul 05, 2016

So very earnest. So very full of simple stereotypes. So very well plotted and characterized that I can see why this has remained the most popular beginning chapter book series since I started in the business almost fifteen years ago.

Young siblings Jack and Annie find a mysterious box that they use to travel through time and space, often aided by they box's powerful, magical owner. That's right, in its most basic form the series is Doctor Who for 6-8 year old readers (which has been popular enough to become one of the longest running TV shows of all time). Older Jack (8) is the cautious, studious one who wants to learn before leaping; Annie (7) is the optimistic one who rushes right into everything. It's a perfect combination to establish a balance of adventure and education, with just a touch of tension between them. The tree house's owner provides the mystery.

(This review is for the audio of books 1-8, listened to in immediate succession.)

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Variya
Dec 21, 2015

I liked this book because jack and Annie went into time and a monkey gave them a mango and they went home

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willsa68
Jun 21, 2013

I like this book because the monkey surprised Jack and Annie,

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