THREE paw prints. I must admit I usually love any Magic Tree House book so I was really looking forward to #39. In this new adventure, Jack and Annie land on an island during the 1870s. While on the island they meet some sailors who are traveling the world to study the ocean and the creatures who live in the ocean. In the process Jack and Annie try to teach the sailors how to learn from ocean creatures without hurting them. As I said earlier I love the Magic Tree House series but unfortunately I didn’t think this particular book was very good. It felt like there wasn’t enough information. I think I wanted to learn more about life as a scientist/sailor on the ship. Of course, this doesn’t mean I won’t read any new Magic Tree House books in the future and I would like to see the Magic Tree House show coming to Proctors Theater next year. You can learn more about the show by visiting www.proctors.org/events/2305. But in the mean time I will have to content myself with the Magic Tree House website at www.randomhouse.com/kids/magictreehouse. I highly recommend the website (5 paw prints)…it’s lots of fun.