Share history, science, heroes, and epic stories — all introduced by master storyteller Mary Pope Osborne. If you don't know Jack and Annie, you'll find their time travel adventures as fascinating as they are diverse. You'll also meet an eight-foot tall firefighter, a Celtic giant, an ancient Greek wanderer, and others in books by this author. So, read on — and travel to different times and places. You're sure to find the journey enjoyable and enlightening.
A Good Night for Ghosts
In this latest installment of the ever-popular Magic Tree House series, Jack and Annie go to New Orleans on All Saint's Day in 1915 to find a young musician named Louis Armstrong. Music, mystery, and ghosts combine for another riveting quest for the sibling adventurers.
Ancient Greece and the Olympics (Magic Tree House Research Guide)
Where and how the Olympics began is explored in this factual companion to Hour of the Olympics (in the Magic Tree House fantasy series in which siblings Annie and Jack time travel). The informational book stands alone or can augment the novel (for 6-9 year olds) as they explore the origins of the Olympics.
Civil War on Sunday
Louisa May Alcott briefly worked as a nurse during the Civil War before becoming ill herself. In this Magic Tree House fantasy, Jack and Annie travel back to the Civil War, meeting Clara Barton and help nurse the soldiers wounded in battle.
Danger in the Darkest Hour
Jack and Annie are transported back to Normandy, France, when Europe is in danger of falling to the Germans and the D-Day invasion is about to begin. Though necessarily simplified, this adventure gives an age appropriate introduction to WWII. "Track the Facts" concludes this "super edition" of the popular Magic Tree House series.
Dinosaurs Before Dark
Time-traveling siblings, Jack and Annie, are celebrating their 20th anniversary in print. Join them on their first fantastic Magic Tree House adventure to the time of dinosaurs. The occasion is celebrated with new illustrations, updated dino info, and a letter from the author.
Dragon of the Red Dawn
Travel with Annie and Jack to the city of Edo in 17th century Japan on a Magic Tree House Merlin mission to find one of the secrets of happiness. The siblings spend an exciting day with the wise and respected teacher, Basho, using their research skills for a fast-paced, informative, and fantastic adventure.
Eve of the Emperor Penguin
Annie and Jack find themselves in remote and frozen Antarctica in contemporary times on a mission to save a small orphan — and Merlin himself. In this Magic Tree House story, fact combines with fantasy though readers can learn more about the place and its inhabitants in a companion volume, Penguins and Antarctica: A Magic Tree House Research Guide.
Favorite Medieval Tales
Language and art combine to recreate long ago times of long ago heroes. Meet Fin M'Coul, Arthur, and others in these sophisticated tales. Ideal for reading aloud to mature readers.
Happy Birthday, America
Realistic watercolors present the summer celebration a boy shares with his family on the 4th of July. The day's activities range from a pet parade and games to a barbeque and concert. The patriotic performance concludes with fireworks, after which the family returns home, tired but happy. The story is inspired by an actual community gala.
High Tide in Hawaii
Hawaii is home to no less than 8 national parks where magic abounds in natural wonders such as the Volcanoes National Park. In this Magic Tree House installment, Jack and Annie are instructed to find a "special magic" in old Hawaii. They find it in Hawaii's beauty and the drama of natural disasters!
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Annie and Jack travel to a long-ago Ireland to inspire Augusta to share her creativity with near calamitous results. How the sibling team solves the problem and achieves their mission is a worthy addition to the appealing Magic Tree House series.
Magic Tree House Survival Guide
Jack and Annie share what they've learned about survival throughout their time travel adventures. They provide tips when lost in the wilderness, how to make it through a natural disaster and more. Practical advice even for unlikely events (such as surviving on spiders) adds another entertaining though factual "what-if" element.
Magic Tree House: Books 1-4
While probably best enjoyed as audio books, these unabridged readings are ideal for both boys and girls. The books combine a bit of information and an easy fantasy for satisfying stories.
New York's Bravest
When others ran from trouble, eight foot tall Mose Humphreys ran toward it as an extraordinary New York City firefighter. This larger-than-life story is actually a tall tale, an urban legend based on a real firefighter who lived in the 1840s. Text and illustration combine to create a fast-paced celebration of heroism and the man who earned the gratitude of an entire city.
One-Eyed Giant: Tales from the Odyssey
Greek gods often interfere with humans as they do with Odysseus and his men as they head home after the Trojan Wars. The start of their journey is vividly retold and newly illustrated for younger listeners and readers.
Penguins and Antarctica (Magic Tree House Research Guide)
This lively, informative companion volume to Eve of the Emperor Penguin provides more particulars about the Antarctica and its inhabitants. This book, as well as others in the series, will encourage children to want to learn more.
Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Thanksgiving on Thursday
This companion volume to Annie and Jack's colonial adventure (Thanksgiving on Thursday in the Magic Tree House), provides information about those who arrived on the Mayflower, what they confronted, and more. Illustrations enhance the accessible information, as do occasional asides from Jack and Annie.
Shadow of the Shark
In this Magic Tree House story, Jack and Annie's vacation in the glorious waters off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula doesn't turn out quite like they expect. An encounter with sharks and with a Mayan girl plus a bit of magic create another satisfying, fantastical adventure in the series. A companion book, Sharks and other Predators helps readers separate fact from fiction.
Thanksgiving on a Thursday
Once again, Annie and Jack travel back in time from the Magic Tree House, this time to the eve of the first Thanksgiving. There they meet Indians and Pilgrims as well as gain an understanding of the difficult life during that period.
Twister on Tuesday
In this Magic Tree House story, Annie and Jack travel back to an earlier time to a one-room school house on the prairie in 19th century America. Not only do they learn about pioneer life, but they also brave a tornado to save the teacher and her students.
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms (Magic Tree House Research Guide)
Find out more about tornadoes and other major storms in this research guide that augments information introduced in Twister on Tuesday. This book, as well as others in the series, are strong enough to stand alone.
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