Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
CC suffers a head injury and drifts in and out of consciousness. There is a reoccurring dream that haunts her and under hypnosis, she becomes Mei-Lan, a girl who lived 800 years ago during the Song dynasty. Mei-Lan is the daughter of a wealthy and influential man in China, but she suffers greatly at the hand of a wicked stepmother. Ah Lin, an illiterate orphan is a gifted artist and jade carver who lives in a shack on Baba’s property. In many ways Mei-Lan and Ah Lin’s lives are worlds apart. What do they have in common? And, what do they do about it?
Prepared by Pat Scales, Children's Literature Consultant, Greenville, South Carolina.