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Books on Film: Magic Tree House Comes to Japan

Magic Tree House, long a favorite of the early chapter book set, it coming to the silver screen. If you’re in America, that silver screen is very far away. Namely, Japan. Hopefully the miracle of technology will make it so I don’t have to brush up on my Japanese 101 skills from college to go see it (o-genke desu ka?).

Read more about the film at Reuters.

The trailer looks promising…

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Looks great! Jack and Annie seem well suited to Japanese Anime – I especially like the big Anime eyes!

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