The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (Magic School Bus Series)

The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (Magic School Bus Series)


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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back!

The fieldtrip to the planetarium is foiled when the museum turns out to be closed, but Ms. Frizzle saves the day. The Magic School Bus turns into a spaceship and takes the class on a trip zooming through the atmosphere, to the Moon, and beyond! With up-to-date facts about the solar system, revised for this edition.

Don't miss the all-new Magic School Bus: Rides Again book series and the animated show streaming on Netflix now!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590414296
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/1992
Series: Magic School Bus Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 32,524
Product dimensions: 8.45(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Joanna Cole has been creating books about the Magic School Bus for more than twenty years. She is a recipient of many awards, most recently the National Endowment for the Arts Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education. She lives in Key West, with her husband.

Bruce Degen is the bestselling author and illustrator of the beloved, perennial favorite Jamberry and numerous award-winning books for children. He is also the illustrator of the highly-acclaimed Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole.

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Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like all my Magic School Bus Books. I liked traveling to all the planets and learning. The book doesn¿t have any newer facts about space. I also bought the Arty the Part-Time Astronaut Book with CD. It was fun to play games using the CD and also on the website. Using these two books I learned everything about space I needed to know for school.
missmichelle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Age Appropriateness: Primary to IntermediateGenre: This book is a good example of an informaitonal book about germs, but it has a fantasy twist when the Magic School bus travels inside Wanda's throat. The book contains a lot of accurate information about germs and how our bodies fight againist bacteria that causes us to get sick. The illustrations are also very helpful for children to understand what red and white blood cells are and how we can fight germs.
fnborries on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great review or introduction for the solar system!! Can read the story and ask the facts that are on the side. It is about Mrs. Frizzle's class was visiting the planetarium and sadly it was closed. They stopped at a red light and the bus took off into outer space. They were exploring the solar system and everything was going great until a asteroid hit the bus light. Then the students ended up alone and lost in the solar system. It is a fun way to explore all the different planets.
DavisPamelag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story begins when Ms. Frizzle decides to take her elementary classroom on a fieldtrip to the planetarium, only to find out that the museum is closed. Determined to not waste the day, Ms. Frizzle transforms the school bus into a spaceship and takes the classroom for a ride through the solar system. What an innovative way to teach children about the solar system without them realizing that they are being taught! The Magic School Bus series is an excellent tool for teaching multiple subjects to young children. Classroom extensions include having the students to list the different planets of the solar system. Another extension includes having the children to draw or color a diagram reflecting the planets in their proper place in the solar system.
jl624 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ms. Frizzle decides to take the kids in her class to have a field trip to the solar system, in their school bus. However, the bus gets lost and the kids take an adventure in the solar system. The trip is exciting and kids get to learn different planets by riding pass them. The illustrations are nice and colorful. It is good to show children different features of each planet and help them to recognize them. It is a good book to read with children and teach them some knowledge about the space. Recommended for children from grade 1-4.
justineaylward on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Magic School Bus books are always a good pick. I do think it is weird how they always think somewhat poorly of Ms. Frizzle. I think I would have re-thought that approach.
kyoder06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Age appropriateness: intermediate Genre: Science FictionMedia: Pen and inkThis book is good example of science fiction because it has believable elements but then the author takes the plot a bit further. In this case the solar system and all its components are factual but the students¿ bus turns into a space ship and flies into outer space. I think this book has educational value and it makes the solar system more real to the students.
msequeira06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: Science fiction because takes place in the real world, but is still exaggerated from reality. Though the solar system is accurate, the idea of taking a field trip to see it is not reality, making it science fiction.
TirzahB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:what was suppose to be a normal field trip to the planetarium, ended up being a trip to outer space. when Mrs frizzle in her crazy dress them of the solar system. plains to take her children on a normal field trip to learn about the solar system, turns south when the museum is closed, Mrs frizzle has a back up plan and transforms her bus to a space ship and take her students outer space.Personal reaction:Classroom extension: 1. I would have my students point out one major detail of each of the planets found in the book.2.The entire class would work together to create our very own solar system. out of foam ball and paint and wire what ever we can find around the school.
JulianeAdams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about exploration of outer space for students and what they can learn and explore through outter space. It also as great illustrations and great information regarding facts about space. I liked this book because a lot of students may not understand how amazing space really is or what exactly is in space. With a book like this, students can learn about the world outside of ours. I would relate this to the classroom by letting the students build their own solar system out of boxes and other items they wanted to use. After they are finished, we would post them outside the classroom for everyone to see.
shelbyweryavah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yet another fun field trip with Ms. Fizzle. A trip to the real Solar System is was cooler than the Planatarium!I loved this book because I love anything that has to do with the planets, they are a mystery to us. We can explore and see them in person, and that is what is so cool about them.We would use this book to learn the planets. We would also talk about how we don't consider Pluto as a planet anymore. We would also use this book to make our own model of the Solar System.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When the planetarium turns out to be closed, the magic school bus takes off on a tour of the planets. We learn plenty of facts about the planets and about the solar system in general.
kirkonly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Frizzle is at it again. Her class is supposed to go on a field trip to the planetarium, but yet again they take a different kind of field trip. Their bus turns into a spaceship and they are off to the tour the solar system. This is a great book that takes you on an amazing trip to see all of our planets.As a student i am always happy to read a magic school bus book. They are interesting, fun, and creative. This one is no different. The comedy in this book is great and i don't even notice that i am reading an informational book.As a teacher this is the perfect book to use with my students to get them interested in the solar system. This is the book that i would use to introduce the topic. An activity i could do with this book would be to take my students on a fiel trip to the science center and use this book as an achor and reason for going there.
ILOVEFords More than 1 year ago
HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!this book has pathetic info and stuff that interest kids that don't really happen. you guys have good stuff about the lesson then tie in stuff that don't tie in . that is my opinion....
CA71 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful introduction to concepts that are both important and difficult. My daughters (7 & 9) enjoyed the book and got a basic understanding of the solar system that they will be able to build on in the future. The way it is written is especially appealing to children who like comics. Thank you Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen for writing an educational and entertaining book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago