Brand : Harper Paris

The Mystery in the Forbidden City (Greetings from Somewhere Book 4)

Threebirds |

Success for 1st grader

We have found the greeting from somewhere series an easier alternative to magic tree house books for the reluctant or struggling reader that wants to read chapter books.

Lydia r |

My 8-year old's reading catalyst

Although very bright, my 8-year old daughter read only when instructed to do so and for the exact minimum time. she read book 3 first due to her interest in paris and is very much interested in completing the series. she read this second, then book 1...all within 10 days. she reads on the drive to school and during recess and lunch. she asked for a book light so she could read in the car on evenings. couldn't find 2, 8 & 9 here so i ordered online from amazon. i got her to underline words she did not know... she's matching the cover colour with the colour pencil. so we discuss the pronunciation and meaning. she also summarizes the stories verbally for me. wished it sold as set/sets. but still reasonably priced. so we have 1-9. got 1-3 "race the wild".... both educational books for children with international span. looking into "critters club" as she loves animals. don't want to be without the next read.

D. rees |

Big hit with our first grader

We bought this book for our seven year-old son prior to a trip to china. he loved the story and brought the book everywhere with him during the trip, frequently pulling it out to point out places that ethan and ella had also visited. the amount and complexity of the text is fairly comparable to the magic tree house books.