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Experience the Magic Tree House in a whole new way! Jack and Annie’s bestselling adventure in Camelot now has exclusive videos and songs from Magic Tree House: The Musical! Jack and Annie are on their most exciting mission yet! It begins with a simple invitation to spend Christmas Eve in Camelot, a magical place that exists only in myth and fantasy. What Jack and Annie don’ Experience the Magic Tree House in a whole new way! Jack and Annie’s bestselling adventure in Camelot now has exclusive videos and songs from Magic Tree House: The Musical! Jack and Annie are on their most exciting mission yet! It begins with a simple invitation to spend Christmas Eve in Camelot, a magical place that exists only in myth and fantasy. What Jack and Annie don’t know is that the invitation will send them on a quest to save Camelot itself. Can they succeed, even though Camelot’s greatest knights have failed? As the very first Merlin Mission published in 2001, Christmas in Camelot ushered in a new era for the Magic Tree House series, introducing longer stories packed to the margins with magic, history, and adventure. This enhanced ebook edition of Christmas in Camelot includes exclusive audio and video features for a totally unique reading experience. Along with the complete text of the book, this ebook offers: • Five video interviews with Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne about the inspiration for the book and the musical placed throughout the text **only available in this enhanced ebook! • Three bonus videos with Mary Pope Osborne and the creators of Magic Tree House: The Musical, Will Osborne and Randy Courts **only available in this enhanced ebook! • A compilation of original songs from Magic Tree House: The Musical **only available in this enhanced ebook! • Mary Pope Osborne’s video message to readers **only available in this enhanced ebook! • A sneak peek at Magic Tree House #30: Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve


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Experience the Magic Tree House in a whole new way! Jack and Annie’s bestselling adventure in Camelot now has exclusive videos and songs from Magic Tree House: The Musical! Jack and Annie are on their most exciting mission yet! It begins with a simple invitation to spend Christmas Eve in Camelot, a magical place that exists only in myth and fantasy. What Jack and Annie don’ Experience the Magic Tree House in a whole new way! Jack and Annie’s bestselling adventure in Camelot now has exclusive videos and songs from Magic Tree House: The Musical! Jack and Annie are on their most exciting mission yet! It begins with a simple invitation to spend Christmas Eve in Camelot, a magical place that exists only in myth and fantasy. What Jack and Annie don’t know is that the invitation will send them on a quest to save Camelot itself. Can they succeed, even though Camelot’s greatest knights have failed? As the very first Merlin Mission published in 2001, Christmas in Camelot ushered in a new era for the Magic Tree House series, introducing longer stories packed to the margins with magic, history, and adventure. This enhanced ebook edition of Christmas in Camelot includes exclusive audio and video features for a totally unique reading experience. Along with the complete text of the book, this ebook offers: • Five video interviews with Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne about the inspiration for the book and the musical placed throughout the text **only available in this enhanced ebook! • Three bonus videos with Mary Pope Osborne and the creators of Magic Tree House: The Musical, Will Osborne and Randy Courts **only available in this enhanced ebook! • A compilation of original songs from Magic Tree House: The Musical **only available in this enhanced ebook! • Mary Pope Osborne’s video message to readers **only available in this enhanced ebook! • A sneak peek at Magic Tree House #30: Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve

30 review for Christmas in Camelot [Enhanced eBook]

  1. 4 out of 5

    C.G. Drews

    Review by 8-year Xavier (my nephew!) i love it question 1: wy would you write a book like that question 2: wy would you make camelot a legend question 3: wy do you like to write magic tree house book's question 4: wy do you picture jack and annie like that question 5: wy do you make diffrent series of these book's i like the beginning and the end and i like jack and annie both.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    My first Merlin Mystery! There is a big shift in theme here. This book doesn't deal with the kids on an adventure into history, but instead into fantasy. Instead of facts and history, they learned about the power of memory and imagination. Maybe even that some things don't have to be true to be important. Jack doesn't even have time to take notes! Anyway, it was a traditional fantasy adventure, quest and all. Some of the fun mythological elements, in addition to Camelot and it's denizens, were t My first Merlin Mystery! There is a big shift in theme here. This book doesn't deal with the kids on an adventure into history, but instead into fantasy. Instead of facts and history, they learned about the power of memory and imagination. Maybe even that some things don't have to be true to be important. Jack doesn't even have time to take notes! Anyway, it was a traditional fantasy adventure, quest and all. Some of the fun mythological elements, in addition to Camelot and it's denizens, were the white stag, the dancing fairy circle, dragons and the magic cauldron. The book is also a bit longer than the previous stories. My favorite part was the very end and Jack's adventure at home. Maybe now I know why my little guy is suddenly writing chapter books of his own... I was excited to read this knowing that it had been my guy's first real fantasy and Arthurian adventure. It wild to think about all of the stories he will read in the future with these characters, themes and elements and that all will be shaped to some degree by reading this book first. I'm glad I went on this journey with him and I look forward to the rest of the series. And I really wish the library had book 30! I don't want to wait (petulant old lady here).

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Just Delightful! A beautiful tale about two kids who travel through time to save Camelot, bringing joy and laughter and music and color back to the castle at Christmastime. Its also the introduction of Merlin, who becomes a key figure in the series, sending the two kids on lots of magical adventures. Since my older kids were young, they have now split the series into the regular Magic Tree House Series and the Merlin Missions. This one is Magic Tree House number 29, and Merlin Mission number 1. Just Delightful! A beautiful tale about two kids who travel through time to save Camelot, bringing joy and laughter and music and color back to the castle at Christmastime. Its also the introduction of Merlin, who becomes a key figure in the series, sending the two kids on lots of magical adventures. Since my older kids were young, they have now split the series into the regular Magic Tree House Series and the Merlin Missions. This one is Magic Tree House number 29, and Merlin Mission number 1. Great times are ahead for Jack and Annie and for Cameron and Mom. Here's his dictated review.... "I really liked that. Jack and Annie are superstars! I wish there were a thousand books in the series. This is the best series ever!" He says the same about A to Z mysteries, Ballpark Mysteries, (which I truly think are his favorite), Horrible Harry (mine), and now the Third Grade Detectives. Happy holidays and new year everyone

  4. 4 out of 5

    Charissa Sophia de la Rosa

    This is one of my favorites! No wonder it was made into a stage play!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brandon Loehrke

    “Christmas In Camelot” begins when Jack and Annie find a book about Merlin. The book is all about the feasts and celebrations in Camelot. Jack and Annie are excited to go to Camelot to see what it is like. When they get there Camelot looks nothing like the book said it would. An evil witch casted a spell over Camelot that took away all the celebration. Jack and Annie go visit the King and Queen of Camelot. They tell Jack and Annie that three of their knights are missing. Jack and Annie soon meet “Christmas In Camelot” begins when Jack and Annie find a book about Merlin. The book is all about the feasts and celebrations in Camelot. Jack and Annie are excited to go to Camelot to see what it is like. When they get there Camelot looks nothing like the book said it would. An evil witch casted a spell over Camelot that took away all the celebration. Jack and Annie go visit the King and Queen of Camelot. They tell Jack and Annie that three of their knights are missing. Jack and Annie soon meet a Christmas Knight who tells them that someone needs to try to get the kingdom’s joy back. Jack and Annie agree to help the Christmas Knight. Once they reach the otherworld they find the three missing knight who are under a dancing spell. Jack and Annie break the spell, and the knights then help them find the kingdom’s joy. They find the joy and then return back to Frog Creek. The main characters are Jack, Annie, and the Christmas Knight. Jack and Annie are in every book. They are siblings that love to go on adventures with each other. The Christmas Knight helps Jack and Annie find the kingdom’s joy. The Christmas knight is really Merlin in disguise. The setting starts off in Frog Creek and then moves to a kingdom in Camelot. The time period starts out in the present, but then moves back in time. The theme of this book is happiness and celebration. Camelot had its happiness taken away until Jack and Annie agree to help them get it back. Camelot now a very happy place with feasts and parties. I recommend this book to younger children. This book is easy to read and understand. This book is about a great adventure that will keep children interested.

  6. 5 out of 5

    John

    I'm not sure I would have given this quite so high a rating, but I asked my fifth-grade reading partner. She said five stars, and that's the opinion that counts. I asked her what she liked about it, and she mentioned the part where the water spilled. I can't go into that without spoiling it, however. Some of the devices in "Christmas in Camelot" struck me as imitative. It's winter, but not Christmas (thank you, C.S. Lewis). We get past the evil forces in an invisibility cloak (thank you, J.K. Rowl I'm not sure I would have given this quite so high a rating, but I asked my fifth-grade reading partner. She said five stars, and that's the opinion that counts. I asked her what she liked about it, and she mentioned the part where the water spilled. I can't go into that without spoiling it, however. Some of the devices in "Christmas in Camelot" struck me as imitative. It's winter, but not Christmas (thank you, C.S. Lewis). We get past the evil forces in an invisibility cloak (thank you, J.K. Rowling). I like the concept that this series takes its readers into historical (or, in this case, legendary) scenarios. I like the way the author develops her protagonists, Annie and Jack. Both my reading partner and I soon understood that Annie was more impulsive and adventurous; Jack more cautious. It made for an easy line of discussion. ("Do you think you're more like Annie or Jack?") I like that the author doesn't shy away from somewhat challenging vocabulary. My reading partner reads so well that if there weren't an occasional harder word, I would have nothing to do. One word that was new to her today was "bewildered." We read the author's note at the end, and I thought it was excellent. My reading partner stumbled over "Celtic myths," and I pronounced "Celtic" for her with a hard "C," of course. I'm only hoping she doesn't hear about the Boston Celtics any time soon. I wouldn't at all mind if our next book also was from the Magic Tree House series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Cute, cute, cute!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    We listened to this on a longish road trip from Yellowstone to MIssoula, Montana. It's at the first in the Merlin stories and is a good 5 chapters longer than all the previous installments. Thus, it is also a bit more complex -and interesting! We liked this one quite a lot. And it inspired my son to want to read more about King Arthur !

  9. 5 out of 5

    Simon

    I loved this book! When I learned it was being written, I was so excited because I had thought that the Magic Tree House Books were over. I still had that thought and it lingered. It could just be a Christmas special book. I was so excited to read it on Christmas eve. But when I read the part about it being "the last adventure" I was so sad and shocked. It was really crazy. The rest of the book was so magical and it just took me there and I lived it. I got to see so much happen and hear all the so I loved this book! When I learned it was being written, I was so excited because I had thought that the Magic Tree House Books were over. I still had that thought and it lingered. It could just be a Christmas special book. I was so excited to read it on Christmas eve. But when I read the part about it being "the last adventure" I was so sad and shocked. It was really crazy. The rest of the book was so magical and it just took me there and I lived it. I got to see so much happen and hear all the sounds and voices. Jack and Annie are my Childhood heroes, hands down. When the book was over, I was happy. It was a beautiful close. And it left me to just wonder and imagine, and make my part of the story continue and live on forever.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    My son and I enjoy reading magic treehouse books before bedtime!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I loved the different feel to this tree house book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amy Vitt

    Reread this book before I gave it to my third grade reading buddy! I remember loving it when I was a young thing.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    I love these books. I like that this one combines a lot of the popular stories about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. They’re simple stories but they pack a lot in.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Coleen

    what i love about this book is the additional notes of the author about king Arthur and the knights of the round table. Review was done and the book was an easy read. i love how the story unfolds. jack and annie save the three knights and restored the fun atmosphere of Camelot. a nice read for Christmas

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anna Cavallo

    I loved this book! I was so excited because I had thought that the Magic Tree House Books were over. I still had my thought. It could just be a Christmas book for kids and adult. I was so excited to read it. But when I read the part about it being "the last adventure". I was so sad and shocked. It was really crazy. The rest of the book was so magical and it just took me there and I lived it. I got to see so much happen and hear all the sounds and voices. Jack and Annie are my Childhood heroes, han I loved this book! I was so excited because I had thought that the Magic Tree House Books were over. I still had my thought. It could just be a Christmas book for kids and adult. I was so excited to read it. But when I read the part about it being "the last adventure". I was so sad and shocked. It was really crazy. The rest of the book was so magical and it just took me there and I lived it. I got to see so much happen and hear all the sounds and voices. Jack and Annie are my Childhood heroes, hands down. When the book was over, I was happy. It was a beautiful close. And it left me to just wonder and imagine, and make my part of the story continue and live on forever and always.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Queen Susan the Gentle

    It all started when they saw a dove in the evening mist. Jack and Annie found inside the treehouse a royal invitation to a Christmas party in Camelot signed with an M. They thought it was from their good friend the enchantress, so they went. But when they get there she tells them Camelot isn't celebrating Christmas. The food is terrible, and no one is smiling. They soon learn Camelot has been robbed of its joy. And all magic has been banned. Soon comes in a thundering Christmas Knight. Jack and It all started when they saw a dove in the evening mist. Jack and Annie found inside the treehouse a royal invitation to a Christmas party in Camelot signed with an M. They thought it was from their good friend the enchantress, so they went. But when they get there she tells them Camelot isn't celebrating Christmas. The food is terrible, and no one is smiling. They soon learn Camelot has been robbed of its joy. And all magic has been banned. Soon comes in a thundering Christmas Knight. Jack and Annie are given a quest to find four things: A gift from the Christmas Knight. A compass. A cup. And a key. They set out in search. After entering the gates to the next world, they meet the so-called keepers of the Cauldron. Jack forgets about their mission until Annie spots three sickly knights dancing. She reminds Jack and they pull themselves-and the knights out of the dance. Jack and Annie receive three gifts from the knights and set out to find the Water of Imagination and (I forgot). They find the Cauldron and that's not all...they come face to face with the REAL keepers of the Cauldron. If you want to find out what else happens, read this book!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    We've been snowed in quite a bit in the last few weeks, so the kids and I have been getting our read on. Our favorite read-aloud books are The Magic Tree House series, and the best of those are the Merlin Missions. This one is the first of the Merlin Missions, and it's GREAT! My kids (my son is 8 and my daughter is 7) were so into it, they kept begging me to keep going whenever I came to the end of a chapter, and they were hanging on my arms and squealing while I read it, they found the adventur We've been snowed in quite a bit in the last few weeks, so the kids and I have been getting our read on. Our favorite read-aloud books are The Magic Tree House series, and the best of those are the Merlin Missions. This one is the first of the Merlin Missions, and it's GREAT! My kids (my son is 8 and my daughter is 7) were so into it, they kept begging me to keep going whenever I came to the end of a chapter, and they were hanging on my arms and squealing while I read it, they found the adventure soooo exciting :) I love that we've found a series that both my son and my daughter can get so excited about. Keep 'em coming, Mary Pope Osborne :)

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    In my opinion, the merit of the Magic Treehouse books is that they are fun and educational, and they are able to transport children to different places and times in history, with the possibilities being endless. But here at Book #29, the author starts sending her characters on "Merlin Missions" to fictional places where they encounter people and creatures of fantasy. To me, this is confusing and frustrating to kids. They are used to actually learning stuff from Magic Treehouse books. The "Merlin In my opinion, the merit of the Magic Treehouse books is that they are fun and educational, and they are able to transport children to different places and times in history, with the possibilities being endless. But here at Book #29, the author starts sending her characters on "Merlin Missions" to fictional places where they encounter people and creatures of fantasy. To me, this is confusing and frustrating to kids. They are used to actually learning stuff from Magic Treehouse books. The "Merlin Mission" series is a huge disappointment.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Adolfo Lopez

    The book "Chrismas In Camelot" by Mary Pope Osborne is a book about two kids named Jack and Annie who goes on trips in a magic tree house. Jack and Annie go on a trip to a place where a woman named Morgan is trapped to save her. I chose this book because I really liked the Magic Tree House series. I recommend this book to people who likes books with adventure and who read the Magic Tree House series.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kati

    Part of the "Magic Tree House" series, this book has Jack and Annie traveling to Camelot where they find things are not as they should be. Jack and Annie agree to go on a quest to the "Otherworld" to try to get find and bring back some water from the cauldron of memory and imagination. Will Jack and Annie be able to get past the keepers of the cauldron and safely bring the water of memory and imagination back to Camelot to restore the joy before it's too late?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    DS and I listened to this on audio from the library. We both enjoyed it. The voices are well done and it's very engrossing to both me as a parent and my son the 8-year-old. I like the fantasy-world aspect and I also enjoyed the authors talk at the end about Camelot and how it came from history and from story-telling. Very fascinating. Another great read for DS and I to enjoy in the car on the way to and from school. And it offers a great jumping off point for some discussions.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jicky Sibi

    it's very intersting!!!!!!!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kiddo

    Listening to lots of this series. This is the first in the more mature Merlin Missions.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Clio

    This review was written by Clio and may/usually contains spoilers!!! This is about Jack and Annie getting an invitation in the tree house to go have Christmas in Camelot. But they discover that it wasn't sent by Morgan, their best friend and enchantress. This time they weren't celebrating Christmas because a wizard cast a spell over their land to make no happiness come. A Christmas knight, who is actually Merlin, makes them journey to the otherworld to capture the water of memory and imagination This review was written by Clio and may/usually contains spoilers!!! This is about Jack and Annie getting an invitation in the tree house to go have Christmas in Camelot. But they discover that it wasn't sent by Morgan, their best friend and enchantress. This time they weren't celebrating Christmas because a wizard cast a spell over their land to make no happiness come. A Christmas knight, who is actually Merlin, makes them journey to the otherworld to capture the water of memory and imagination to bring Camelot back to life. But Merlin has to change into a white stag to go to Camelot's gate and they had to go through this gate with a cape of invisibility so the guards at the gate couldn't see them. Then they had to sneak by angels in this circle and if you get caught in that circle you will dance yourself to death. Then they had to go west into a thicket and go into this jeweled chamber, so they collected some water from a cauldron, and the keepers of the cauldron come out of the drawers and they flame blue flames. This was a rhyme that the Christmas Knight Merlin gave them to go on their quest: "Four gifts you will need, the first from me, a cup a compass and finally a key. Journey to the west where the keepers of the cauldron wait..." That is all I remember for now.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is probably a good book for children to read, but doesn't hold up so well for adults. It was kind of the first book in a spin off series that is a bit longer and more complicated for slightly older readers. There was an explanation of what had happened before and how Jack and Annie found the magic tree house in the first place which was nice since I hadn't read any of the books before. The plot felt rather rushed. Jack and Annie show up in Camelot and immediately volunteer for a quest. It m This is probably a good book for children to read, but doesn't hold up so well for adults. It was kind of the first book in a spin off series that is a bit longer and more complicated for slightly older readers. There was an explanation of what had happened before and how Jack and Annie found the magic tree house in the first place which was nice since I hadn't read any of the books before. The plot felt rather rushed. Jack and Annie show up in Camelot and immediately volunteer for a quest. It may be because it's a children's book and the author wanted to keep it short and simple. the best part for me was at the end after the story where the author wrote about some of the evolution of the King Arthur mythology and where she got inspiration for some of the elements she used in her story.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rosie

    In this Merlin Mission, Jack and Annie travel to the land of Camelot after receiving an invitation believed to be from their friend, Morgan. Upon arriving in Camelot, they find that the kingdom is not preparing to celebrate Christmas. King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and other Knights of the Round Table have been put under a spell. Jack and Annie receive a series of clues from the Christmas Knight that will help restore Camelot and keep the story of King Arthur alive. The Merlin Mission titles are a In this Merlin Mission, Jack and Annie travel to the land of Camelot after receiving an invitation believed to be from their friend, Morgan. Upon arriving in Camelot, they find that the kingdom is not preparing to celebrate Christmas. King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and other Knights of the Round Table have been put under a spell. Jack and Annie receive a series of clues from the Christmas Knight that will help restore Camelot and keep the story of King Arthur alive. The Merlin Mission titles are a bit longer than the previous Magic Tree House books but are still enjoyable and packed with new information on the trips Jack and Annie take. This book is a great way to introduce elementary school readers to the legend of King Arthur and his Knights.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    I thought this book was a good book. The reason i like this book was because it was unique with how they used a magic tree house to go anywhere they wanted to with just the thought of it. A main conflict about this book was when A Christmas Knight walked into the hall of king Arthur and froze everything to force Annie and Jack go to the quest to unfreeze the kingdom. One of my favorite parts about this book was when Jack drop the water and he thought he wouldn't unfreeze the kingdom because he h I thought this book was a good book. The reason i like this book was because it was unique with how they used a magic tree house to go anywhere they wanted to with just the thought of it. A main conflict about this book was when A Christmas Knight walked into the hall of king Arthur and froze everything to force Annie and Jack go to the quest to unfreeze the kingdom. One of my favorite parts about this book was when Jack drop the water and he thought he wouldn't unfreeze the kingdom because he had dropped the special water. I would recommend this book to people that like fantasy and magical books because there was magic involved in this book like the tree house and the wizards/enchanters.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Schweighardt Magoun

    My daughter loves this series! Her brother is 1.5 years younger than her (not as into them as her), so I think that made her immediately connect to the characters (sister/brother adventures). I read a few to her in kindergarten; she’s now in second grade and can’t get enough of chapter books. Just read this one because she is doing a book project at school and this was her choice book. These are fun and easy to follow for little readers, so I have no complaints!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Simon

    Jack and Annie were invited to spend Christmas in Camelot. When they got there, it was miserable. The curse of the dark wizard was in Camelot. King Arthur had sent his three best knights to get the water of memory and imagination, but they never came back. So Jack and Annie went to get the water of memory and imagination. They faced many dangers, but came back with the knights. Then they had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas in Camelot.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    These short chapter books are awesome for little kids because they keep their attention and teach them about history and legend and myths. The stories are engaging and suspenseful and a lot of fun to read. The characters are fun and relatable to the kids and my grandsons really enjoyed listening to it. This one has King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Recommend to all!!!

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