Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Hour of the Olympics

Ancient Greece and the Olympics: A Nonfiction Companion to Hour of the Olympics

Paperback Magic Tree House Fact Tracker

By (author) Mary Pope Osborne, By (author) Natalie Pope Boyce, Illustrated by Sal Murdocca

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 121 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 188mm x 10mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0375823786
  • ISBN 13: 9780375823787
  • Sales rank: 35,606

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Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in "Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics, " they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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MARY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. They are working on more Magic Tree House(R) Fact Tracker books to give Magic Tree House readers facts and information about places, time periods, and animals that Jack and Annie discover in the Magic Tree House adventures. Mary lives in Connecticut. Natalie makes her home nearby in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Mary is the author of all the Magic Tree House fiction titles as well as many more books for kids. SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children'sopera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

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What was it like to live in ancient Greece? What gods and goddesses did Greeks believe in? How did the Olympics start? What was the winner's prize? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this Magic Tree House Research Guide. Includes fun facts from Jack and Annie, fantastic photos and illustrations, and a guide to doing further research!