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Who do you think is the bravest - Jack or Annie? Why do you think that?
  • Nov 3, 2011
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Chloe J. - I think Annie because she always wants to try new things in all of the stories.
    • Nov 7, 2011
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Lily T. - I think Annie because she always runs back for stuff that gets left behind.
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Amy E. - I think Annie because she is brave, she goes back for things and always helps Jack.
      • Nov 7, 2011
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Leon C. - Annie because she always stands up for her and Jack, she always called Captain Bones names and because she always wants to go to frightening places.
      • Nov 7, 2011
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Hari C. - I think Annie because in a Pirate past Noon, Annie was calling Jack a scardycay.
      • Nov 7, 2011
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Lucy W. - I think Annie because she is always excited about the adventures and not afraid.
      • Nov 7, 2011
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Mahmoud T. - Annie because she is older than Jack.
      • Nov 7, 2011
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Jacob B. - I think Annie because she always goes back for things she leaves behind.
      • Nov 8, 2011
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Jessica F. - I think Annie because she is like "come on lets go to the magic tree house" in the middle of the night and Jack was like "but it is the middle of the night".
      • Nov 9, 2011
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April S. - I think Annie is the bravest because she is always excited about going on adventures, Jack is always a little bit scared.
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Faith T. - I think Annie because she went into the forest first when it was dark.
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Luca R. - I think Annie because in the Ninja book Annie isn't afraid of the Ninjas when they come into the tree house.
      • Nov 9, 2011
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Cerys D. - I think Annie because when they go on an adventure Annie wants to explore but Jack always shouts ""Wait Annie!". Annie is not scared and Jack is.
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Hari C. - I think Jack because in the dinosaur he was brave riding on the dinosaur when the T-rex was after him.
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Chloe R. - I think Annie because she always wants to go to new places.
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Daniel A. - I think Annie because she runs off first all the time.
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Caitlin E. - I think Annie is the bravest because she stands up to the Ninjas in the Ninja book.
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Amy C. - Annie because she always waits the longest when something scary is happening.
      • Nov 9, 2011
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Me - I personally think they are brave in different ways. Annie is fearlessly brave. She doesn't think about the dangers, she sees the world in a very pure and innocent way. I think that is a brave characteristic. Jack on the other hand is brave because he uses his book smarts to problem solve and is wiling to protect Annie.
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Fiona K. - I think it's jack.
      • Dec 15, 2011
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Kyerra R. - I think jack cause he reads his book to find out the solutoin to the problem.
      • Dec 15, 2011
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Alejandro M. - I think that Anni is the bravest in the first book she wasn't sceard the dinisour .
      • Dec 15, 2011
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Daniel L. - annie becuse she was not afraid of all the scary animals they encounterd.
      • Dec 15, 2011

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