Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House #40) by Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure . . . Jack and Annie are about to find out!
This is another great book in the series. Amber and I have read all of them and we saw the musical in Pittsburgh last year, which was a lot of fun by the way. She loves this series because of the blend of fact and fantasy. The nice thing is that we both learn something in most of them, whether it be facts about Antarctica and penguins or what a selkie is in mythology.
What I learned this time around is that there is an active volcano on Antarctica, Mount Erebus. I had no idea. I don’t know how I missed that fact over the years, considering it’s been continuously active since the 70’s, but there you have it. I may have to get the Research Guide that goes along with this book.
My rating is 4/5.