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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Beware of Vikings! warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk, and a lot The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Beware of Vikings! warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk, and a lot of courage for Jack and Annie to succeed in Viking Ships at Sunrise. Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!


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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Beware of Vikings! warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk, and a lot The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Beware of Vikings! warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk, and a lot of courage for Jack and Annie to succeed in Viking Ships at Sunrise. Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

30 review for Viking Ships At Sunrise

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rick Silva

    Jack and Annie are new Master Librarians for Morgan Le Fey, and they are tasked with the retrieval of four lost stories. This particular episode sends the kids back in time to medieval Ireland, where they must retrieve an illuminated manuscript from a group of monks before vikings arrive and pillage the place. This had some fun plot twists, including a deus-ex-machina that was so over-the-top that it still falls into the "fun plot twist" category. The Kiddo enjoyed some of the little touches in t Jack and Annie are new Master Librarians for Morgan Le Fey, and they are tasked with the retrieval of four lost stories. This particular episode sends the kids back in time to medieval Ireland, where they must retrieve an illuminated manuscript from a group of monks before vikings arrive and pillage the place. This had some fun plot twists, including a deus-ex-machina that was so over-the-top that it still falls into the "fun plot twist" category. The Kiddo enjoyed some of the little touches in this when we read it out loud. We've gotten into the habit of correcting Jack's "Oh, brother!" catchphrase that he uses every time Annie proposes a particularly rash course of action to the more accurate, "Oh, sister!". Kiddo also laughed out loud when Jack, in a particularly harried moment, says the wish to get them home very loud and fast. Repeated phrases and little variations are a big part of what makes this series work for a six-year-old, and Osborne works them masterfully. She also did a nice job of working an Irish blessing into the story, as well as some good discussion of the concept of civilization, which the kids end up defining as reading and writing books and playing chess in a warm and comfortable room. I could get on board with that definition.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Sammis

    I'll probably be wrapping up my series of reviews of books from the Magic Tree House soon. My son has become a strong enough reader that he now reads these books by himself. With all my other reading I'm not sure I can keep up with them as he tears through this series. Viking Ship Before Sunrise is the third book in the lost works series. This time Jack and Annie have to go back to an island off the coast of Ireland to rescue an illuminated manuscript before the island is over run by Vikings. Ther I'll probably be wrapping up my series of reviews of books from the Magic Tree House soon. My son has become a strong enough reader that he now reads these books by himself. With all my other reading I'm not sure I can keep up with them as he tears through this series. Viking Ship Before Sunrise is the third book in the lost works series. This time Jack and Annie have to go back to an island off the coast of Ireland to rescue an illuminated manuscript before the island is over run by Vikings. There's a lot of history and art history tossed into this volume but at 75 pages there just isn't much time to go any sort of detail. Jack and Annie learn how to live like monks (briefly), learn about the process of making an illuminated manuscript (briefly), learn about the Viking invasion and nearly experience it first hand. With the emphasis put on the danger there's little time for anything else. The adventure here didn't feel as well integrated as it is in a later volume, Tonight on the Titanic.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Noahb

    I like Magic Tree House books. Jack and Annie went to Ireland to find a lost book. In Ireland they met Brother Patrick and followed him into a church. In the church Jack and Annie found the lost book but it wasn't finished. Back at the tree house they see the vikings so they go back to the church. The vikings tried to kill them but hey were able to get back home. I like the book because it was fun and you never know what will happen next. I like Magic Tree House books. Jack and Annie went to Ireland to find a lost book. In Ireland they met Brother Patrick and followed him into a church. In the church Jack and Annie found the lost book but it wasn't finished. Back at the tree house they see the vikings so they go back to the church. The vikings tried to kill them but hey were able to get back home. I like the book because it was fun and you never know what will happen next.

  4. 4 out of 5

    DivaDiane

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My son says, "My favorite part was when the serpent pushed them back to shore! I also liked the beginning when Morgan gave them their mission." Our favorite quote is "Shine, o light of the sun on this day filled with wonder!" My son says, "My favorite part was when the serpent pushed them back to shore! I also liked the beginning when Morgan gave them their mission." Our favorite quote is "Shine, o light of the sun on this day filled with wonder!"

  5. 5 out of 5

    Savannah

    It was cute, but VERY predictable

  6. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    I pre-read this book for use in my first and second grade classroom. Scholastic book wizard marks this book at a Fountas and Pinnell level M (DRA 24). I think the rating for the story is pretty accurate. However, there are a number of vocabulary words and phrases that I think kids would need to process with higher reading strategies or an adult to gain better understanding. An example of that would be the phrase "the fog blanketed the whole island" or the descriptions life at the monastery (cobb I pre-read this book for use in my first and second grade classroom. Scholastic book wizard marks this book at a Fountas and Pinnell level M (DRA 24). I think the rating for the story is pretty accurate. However, there are a number of vocabulary words and phrases that I think kids would need to process with higher reading strategies or an adult to gain better understanding. An example of that would be the phrase "the fog blanketed the whole island" or the descriptions life at the monastery (cobble, sleeping quarters, etc.). As far as the story was concerned, I was disappointed by the lack of information about Vikings. As the titular group, Vikings were a minor feature in the story. My objective for reading this was to gather books about ancient civilizations. While the story offers a simplistic look at what life for a monk would be like during the dark ages, it didn't necessarily show a lot about civilization at the time. I also didn't think the action part of the story was as intriguing as the other MTH book that I read on my quest (Vacation Under the Volcano). I think it would be a fine book to add to my classroom library and allow kids to read for fun, but I no longer plan to have it for a guided reading group or classroom read aloud at this point in time.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

    Eleanor and Momma agree that this is a four-star book. We like reading about Vikings, but it also makes me really sad when reading about all the destruction the Vikings caused in Ireland. The Irish truly saved our civilization in those “dark ages“. The scene where the elderly Brother Michael gives the kids his book that he’s been working on his whole made me really sad, because as an adult I knew what brother Michael‘s fate would be when the Vikings arrived. Eleanor says: I wanted it to rate it t Eleanor and Momma agree that this is a four-star book. We like reading about Vikings, but it also makes me really sad when reading about all the destruction the Vikings caused in Ireland. The Irish truly saved our civilization in those “dark ages“. The scene where the elderly Brother Michael gives the kids his book that he’s been working on his whole made me really sad, because as an adult I knew what brother Michael‘s fate would be when the Vikings arrived. Eleanor says: I wanted it to rate it three stars but my mom wouldn’t let me and she wanted to rate it four stars. Momma says: I said we could rate it three stars. Eleanor says: I was pretty sad what the Vikings did. Later they became helpful. Not in the book, but later in real history when they settled in places. There were a couple facts about Vikings at the end of the book. I think my favorite characters are Jack and Annie and Brother Michael. He was kind and he offered to give the book to them even though it wasn’t done. He knew his book was important, even if it was not done.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Malorie (Firereader)

    The Magic Tree House series became an instant hit for my 8-year-old son. I learned very quickly why the series quickly became a classic. Osbourne's stories draw the reader in and make them feel a part of the adventure and escape the world for a little while. The mystery really appeals to me and I find myself wanting to stay up past bedtime reading with him to find out what happens next. Reading this series every night with my son has become a huge tradition to him. He gets very upset if we miss The Magic Tree House series became an instant hit for my 8-year-old son. I learned very quickly why the series quickly became a classic. Osbourne's stories draw the reader in and make them feel a part of the adventure and escape the world for a little while. The mystery really appeals to me and I find myself wanting to stay up past bedtime reading with him to find out what happens next. Reading this series every night with my son has become a huge tradition to him. He gets very upset if we miss reading a night. The Magic Tree House series is clean, suitable for any age, and fun for adults as well. (Because the series is so large and stories short I will not be doing reviews on each book unless there is something specific to address.)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    I didn't this book because I don't like Viking ships. I enjoyed this book because I liked the part when a sea serpent saved them when they were lost at sea. I didn't this book because I don't like Viking ships. I enjoyed this book because I liked the part when a sea serpent saved them when they were lost at sea.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Treena

    I think my son was hoping for more Viking warrior warfare or something; instead this one was more about the monks.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Isabel Orama

    The book I read today was number 15. It was about a brother and sister named Jack and Annie. Morgan gave them another mission to go to an island when the seas were filled with Vikings. She gave them a mission to find a secret story. The title of the story was called "Serpens Magma". When they went in the tree house they first waved good bye to Morgan. The tree house spun faster and faster them came to a halt. When they came out of the tree house they were in a island. They came out the tree house The book I read today was number 15. It was about a brother and sister named Jack and Annie. Morgan gave them another mission to go to an island when the seas were filled with Vikings. She gave them a mission to find a secret story. The title of the story was called "Serpens Magma". When they went in the tree house they first waved good bye to Morgan. The tree house spun faster and faster them came to a halt. When they came out of the tree house they were in a island. They came out the tree house then two monks named Brother Patrick and Brother Michel both greeted Jack and Annie then took them inside a hut as big as a beehive. When Jack and Annie came in the hut they already got relaxed. Brother Patrick showed Jack and Annie his book he made with decorations all over the cover. And you know what, the story they were looking for was right in that book. Jack was surprised. So was Annie. Brother Patrick gave them his book that he made so they can remember the two monks. When they went in to the tree house Jack saw three Viking ships. He and Annie went to warn the monks then the monks warned the people. Jack and Annie went in a boat to go back to the magic tree house but then the waves started acting up. Annie wished for some help then her wish came true. A giant sea monster carried them to their tree house then they were safe. That was the book I read today

  12. 5 out of 5

    Maya Orama

    The book that I read today was about a brother and sister named jack and Annie. In the morning, jack and Annie went to the tree house. When they got there, Morgan lee fe was waiting for them. She had another mission for them to go to. She wanted them both to find a secret book that contained very important treasures. When they got in the book, Annie an jack found out that the seas where filled with Viking ships. When they saw the Vikings they where frightened, but the Vikings where nice. They bo The book that I read today was about a brother and sister named jack and Annie. In the morning, jack and Annie went to the tree house. When they got there, Morgan lee fe was waiting for them. She had another mission for them to go to. She wanted them both to find a secret book that contained very important treasures. When they got in the book, Annie an jack found out that the seas where filled with Viking ships. When they saw the Vikings they where frightened, but the Vikings where nice. They both asked the Vikings if they know that secret book that Morgan was talking about. They said yes, but they wouldn't hand it to them. So Annie told jack that they would take it from the Vikings and hurry into the treehouse. It was dangerous to do that but they did it anyway. So, they found out that the book was hidden in their ship on the deck because one of the Vikings dropped it. They quickly picked it up and went to the tree house, but Vikings where chasing after them which was really scary. They got to the treehouse in time and left in a jiffy. They handed the book to Morgan. Annie said that the book they went into was really scary, but at least they where safe and sound at their home. The end.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Maisie Dappletrot

    I liked it.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nate Beard

    It was not that good but ok.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn (Dragon Bite Books)

    Excerpt from a longer review on my blog, Dragon Bite Books . I have spent more than a week now trying to trace the story referred to in Viking Ships at Sunrise, wanting to know more about this story. (view spoiler)[I can find no myth of Sarph. I can find no Irish or Celtic myth linking the Milky Way to a sea serpent. I have found that “sarph” is the Welsh word for “serpent.” (hide spoiler)] This myth seems an odd thing for Osborne to have invented, but she doesn’t cite her sources, and I am fa Excerpt from a longer review on my blog, Dragon Bite Books . I have spent more than a week now trying to trace the story referred to in Viking Ships at Sunrise, wanting to know more about this story. (view spoiler)[I can find no myth of Sarph. I can find no Irish or Celtic myth linking the Milky Way to a sea serpent. I have found that “sarph” is the Welsh word for “serpent.” (hide spoiler)] This myth seems an odd thing for Osborne to have invented, but she doesn’t cite her sources, and I am failing to find them through my own means. From the description of the island, the sharp incline lined by stairs, the beehive-shaped buildings of the monastery, I am guessing that Osborne meant to depict Skellig Michael, an island you might now recognize as Luke Skywalker’s island hideaway in The Last Jedi. If that’s the case, this book may be set in 823, when the Annals of Inisfallen report the island having been attacked by Vikings.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Wasif

    Jack and Annie went in Vikings time by the help of magic tree. But when they went their everything was quite and peaceful. They meet a jolly Monk name Brother Patrick who help them to reach the book they they want. And tell them about the Monk civilization and where thing in it. But when they reach the room that was full of Monks. They saw all the Monks was doing all kind of fun stuff some was playing chess other was painting and some was making books. Brother Patrick and Brother Micheal give th Jack and Annie went in Vikings time by the help of magic tree. But when they went their everything was quite and peaceful. They meet a jolly Monk name Brother Patrick who help them to reach the book they they want. And tell them about the Monk civilization and where thing in it. But when they reach the room that was full of Monks. They saw all the Monks was doing all kind of fun stuff some was playing chess other was painting and some was making books. Brother Patrick and Brother Micheal give them the book they want.When they were about to go home back they saw many ships heading toward them.Annie cry it is the Viking!! everybody start to move fast, they start to hide the books and all kind of expensive stuff. Time for home said Jack but Vikings are so close to us. They will never let us reach they magic tree house.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    This is pretty bad. Besides the fact the kids do nothing except climb a staircase, it is also extremely narrow minded when it came to the dark ages. For a series that pretends to be educational, this is borderline laughable at how little actual information is here. Ignoring all the Christian roots within the monastery, the author has our protagonists find a book of Irish myths nobody cares about. Ignoring the spread of Western Civilization, the author has our protagonists meet a sea serpent inste This is pretty bad. Besides the fact the kids do nothing except climb a staircase, it is also extremely narrow minded when it came to the dark ages. For a series that pretends to be educational, this is borderline laughable at how little actual information is here. Ignoring all the Christian roots within the monastery, the author has our protagonists find a book of Irish myths nobody cares about. Ignoring the spread of Western Civilization, the author has our protagonists meet a sea serpent instead. Ignoring anything political, philosophical, architectural, or religious, the author has our protagonist use a rope. I can't stand these books; I think my kids just like them for the pictures and the names Jack and Annie.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    The magic treehouse brings Annie and Jack to ancient Ireland just in time to see Vikings arrive to raid the monastary. As with all Magic Treehouse books, Viking Ships At Sunrise is simple and formulaic and easy to read. It is perfect for elementary school children and new readers. Some facts are given throughout the book. I recommend the Magic Treehouse series for new readers. They really build confidence!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Blue

    Yep, no curiosity. Unlike the first book, they do not even ask the fate of the people they left behind. About the cards, I think showing someone the card ought to be an announcement that something realy bad is about to happen which will destroy the book. If they know about the cards enough to know that it means they are friends of books and Morgan, then they ought to know why a Master Librarian (and honestly, the children are clearly novice librarians) would be sent to them.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lierin Patterson

    I definitely liked the second half of this book better. There was more thrill and adventure as they drifted out to sea. I liked where this book was going but fell just a little flat for me. I wanted more story and I didn't like that Annie and Jack were always trying to get back to the treehouse. In other books I have read, they always want to look further into the secret book they take with them or ask more questions. So, I liked this book, but it could have been better. I definitely liked the second half of this book better. There was more thrill and adventure as they drifted out to sea. I liked where this book was going but fell just a little flat for me. I wanted more story and I didn't like that Annie and Jack were always trying to get back to the treehouse. In other books I have read, they always want to look further into the secret book they take with them or ask more questions. So, I liked this book, but it could have been better.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Austin

    After I stopped receiving the Magic Tree House via My Teacher at Snack-Time, I abandoned the plan of reading them in order and read almost exclusively whatever I happened to find floating around my future classrooms. This was one of them! This one is probably the best job that MPO has done in terms of telling a nuanced account of a broad historical theme. Also, there are Vikings and a Sea Serpent. Kids love that.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Belyea

    When the treehouse ships Jack and Annie to old Ireland to engage nasty vikings, it will take all their bravery to succeed - and survive! Osborne will have readers clamouring until the end in this fun and fast-paced entry to the "Magic Tree House" series. Get ready for some epic sailing and exhilarating adventure! When the treehouse ships Jack and Annie to old Ireland to engage nasty vikings, it will take all their bravery to succeed - and survive! Osborne will have readers clamouring until the end in this fun and fast-paced entry to the "Magic Tree House" series. Get ready for some epic sailing and exhilarating adventure!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Isaac G

    This book is about 2 siblings named Jack and Annie. They have to go to Ireland in the dark ages to retrieve a book from Irish monks, but soon after they arrive, vikings arrive at the island and they have to run. They escape on the nearest viking ship, and have to challenge monster waves to get through the ocean. Then they have to use their special escape from Morgan.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mely

    Good Reading So, unlike the title suggest, this story was more about the monks of Ireland rather than the Vikings. The Vikings only played a very small role in this story which disappointed us. This volume in the series wasn't as strong as some others but nonetheless had fun adventure like always. Good Reading So, unlike the title suggest, this story was more about the monks of Ireland rather than the Vikings. The Vikings only played a very small role in this story which disappointed us. This volume in the series wasn't as strong as some others but nonetheless had fun adventure like always.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mister_T1313

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book is really cool. Even though I'm Greek blooded, I am Irish blooded too. I like the way she (Mary Pope Osborne) made it so Jack and Annie warned the monks that VIKINGS were coming. Also, I think Brother Patrick is St. Patrick from the St. Patrick's day we all know today. 4 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is really cool. Even though I'm Greek blooded, I am Irish blooded too. I like the way she (Mary Pope Osborne) made it so Jack and Annie warned the monks that VIKINGS were coming. Also, I think Brother Patrick is St. Patrick from the St. Patrick's day we all know today. 4 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐

  26. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    This book and this series traffics in stereotypes of historical time periods, unfortunately. The idea is interesting. The pacing is right for my 4.5 year old but the length is a little much for him in one sitting and a little short for multiple sittings. I haven’t read the first few so I’m still a bit puzzled by some aspects of the set up of the series.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Darinda

    Jack and Annie go on another Magic Tree House adventure in book 15 of the the series. This time, they go to Ireland during the Dark Ages. Not as good as some of the other books, but still a fun adventure story for young kids.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cascade

    My 6 yo son read this to me :) It is not my favorite because there is a sadness underlying -- several in this section are that way, I think, because the kids are saving manuscripts from disastrous fates that instead fall the people of that time. These books are great for early readers!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    Jack and Annie have traveled to ancient Ireland to collect another book for Morgan le Fey. They visit a monastery, talk with some monks, collect the book, steal a Viking ship, run from Vikings, and are saved by a serpent. My son and I have enjoyed reading these books together.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cyrus Hamilton-Rohe

    Figured I'd add at least one of each book series I enjoyed as a small child...these books got me into history and I absolutely DEVOURED them! 5-year-old Cy couldn't get enough of Jack & Annie. So uh, thanks Mary Pop Osborne! You are the reason I love history! Figured I'd add at least one of each book series I enjoyed as a small child...these books got me into history and I absolutely DEVOURED them! 5-year-old Cy couldn't get enough of Jack & Annie. So uh, thanks Mary Pop Osborne! You are the reason I love history!

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