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Day of the Dragon-King (Magic Tree House #14): 01/18/10
Day of the Dragon-King by Mary Pope Osborne is the second of the lost books series and the fourteenth in the Magic Tree House Series. In this one Jack and Annie go back to the first emperor of China to rescue a scroll that is slatted for burning.
With Sean learning Mandarin at school Day of the Dragon-King was extra special. We took time out from our reading to look at pictures of the terracotta warriors and to discuss the myth that plays a central part of the book.
For me the inclusion of the clew was the high point. It lead us on another tangent, discussing the similarities between the maze of the terracotta warriors and the minotaur in the labyrinth and how the word "clue" comes from "clew."
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