“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Osborne, M.P. (2010). A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time. New York, NY: Random House, Inc.
Reading level: 3rd grade
Synopsis: Jack and Annie travel in the Magic Treehouse on a Merlin Mission to Victorian England to help writer, Charles Dickens. They will need their magic and help from three ghosts to help Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol.
Classroom Rationale: Use this as a read aloud series to compare and contrast themes, settings, and plots of stories by Mary Pope Osborne about the characters, Jack and Annie.