Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House Series #6)

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Jack and Annie travel back in time to a South American rain forest in search of the elusive magician Morgan le Fay. Will they find a new clue to her whereabouts before they are trampled by stampeding killer ants?

Eight-year-old Jack, his seven-year-old sister, Annie, and Peanut the mouse ride in a tree house to the Amazon rain forests, where they encounter giant ants, flesh-eating piranhas, hungry crocodiles, and wild jaguars.

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Overview

Jack and Annie travel back in time to a South American rain forest in search of the elusive magician Morgan le Fay. Will they find a new clue to her whereabouts before they are trampled by stampeding killer ants?

Eight-year-old Jack, his seven-year-old sister, Annie, and Peanut the mouse ride in a tree house to the Amazon rain forests, where they encounter giant ants, flesh-eating piranhas, hungry crocodiles, and wild jaguars.

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  • Magic Tree House Series
    Magic Tree House Series  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679863724
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Series: Magic Tree House Series , #6
  • Pages: 67
  • Sales rank: 52,482
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 7.59 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Pope Osborne

*  Mary Pope Osborne grew up in the military, and by the time she was fifteen had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina.

* After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1970's, Mary traveled all over Europe, and spent the first six weeks of her trip living in a cave on the island of Crete.  She then joined up with a group of European young people and traveled in rickety vans through sixteen Asian countries, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

* She was a bartender, an acting teacher, a waitress, a travel agent, a window dresser, and a medical assistant — all before becoming an author!  Now she is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.

* In February 1993, Mary was elected the 27th president of the Author's Guild, the oldest, most established organization for writers in the United States.

* Mary her husband Will spilt their time between an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York and a cabin in Pennsylvania.  They own a terrier named Bailey, who sleeps on the top of Mary's desk every day while she writes!  

Biography

Ever since 1992, Mary Pope Osborne has been thrilling kids everywhere with her delightfully exciting Magic Tree House series. The globetrotting escapades of time travelers Jack and Annie are brimming with adventure and magic (not to mention some subtly placed lessons on history and geography). With a life like Osborne's, it's only natural that she would be capable of bringing such wondrous stories to life.

Osborne was brought up in a military family, and her parents' work led to a lifestyle marked by constant change. "By the time I was 15," she says on randomhouse.com, "I had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina." While many kids would probably feel disoriented by such constant change, Osborne wouldn't have had it any other way. "Moving was never traumatic for me, but staying in one place was. When my dad finally retired to a small town in North Carolina, I nearly went crazy with boredom. I craved the adventure and changing scenery of our military life."

And adventure is exactly what Osborne got! After college, she embarked on a series of daring treks across the globe that would surely give Jack and Annie a run for their money. "For a while I camped in a cave on the island of Crete," she said. "Then I joined up with a small band of European young people heading to 'The East.' We traveled through 11 Asian countries and nearly lost our lives, first in an earthquake in northern Afghanistan and then in a riot in Kabul."

Following an illness she contracted in Katmandu, Osborne returned home to the U.S. trying her hand at a vast variety of jobs: window dresser, medical assistant, Russian travel consultant, waitress, bartender, and an assistant editor at a children's magazine. Although Osborne had unconsciously moved closer toward her ultimate career, she says that her first attempts at writing seemed to come without warning. "One day, out of the blue, I began writing a story about an 11-year-old girl in the South," she recalls. "The girl was a lot like me, and many of the incidents in the story were similar to happenings in my childhood...it became a young adult novel called Run, Run Fast as You Can. Finally, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up."

She sure did! Since then, Osborne has penned a slew of stories, including picture books, chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels; but she is indisputably best known for her wonderful Magic Tree House books, a happy hodge-podge of history and mystery with a time travel theme kids find irresistible. No doubt inspired by Osborne's own highly adventurous life, these exiting expeditions have attracted droves of children and pleased educators by combining compulsively readable storytelling with useful facts about geography and history.

As was written of the series in Children's Literature, "Mary Pope Osborne provides nicely paced excitement for young readers, and there's just enough information mixed in so that children will take away some historical fact along with a sense of accomplishment at having completed a chapter book." As much as Osborne has certainly pleased her readers (not to mention their parents and teachers), perhaps no one is quite as pleased as she. "I'm one of those very lucky people who absolutely loves what they do for a living," she explained. "There is no career better suited to my eccentricities, strengths, and passions than that of a children's book author."

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A few fascinating outtakes from our interview with Osborne:

"One of the most defining experiences of my life was traveling overland in an old van through the Middle East and Asia in the early 1970's. One day, when a small group of us were camped in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, we saw a woman riding horseback over the sloping plain. Her long brown hair floated on the wind and she wore a bright gypsy-style dress. When she got closer, I realized she was one of my roommates from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill! Though I didn't even know she'd left the U.S.—and she didn't know I was in Afghanistan, we weren't that surprised to come upon each other. That says a lot about the times we were living in then."

"After 26 years of living in New York City, my husband Will and I now spend most of our time in Northwestern Connecticut, living in a house that overlooks a lake. We kayak and hike with our two Norfolk terriers, Joey and Mr. Bezo. Will's learning Italian, and I've been working with a tutor for two years trying to understand Dante's Divine Comedy. One of my biggest hobbies is reading philosophy and theology. We spend lots of time, of course, on our work. After writing three shows for the Morehead Planetarium in North Carolina, Will's writing a musical based on the Magic Tree House series. I'm writing book # 38 in the series. I also spend a lot of time with my sister Natalie Pope Boyce who works on the Magic Tree House Research Guides. Natalie and our nephews and some of our best friends live nearby in the Berkshires Hills of Massachusetts, so we're up there a lot, too. My only complaint is there is not enough time to do all I want to do. For instance, I'd love to take drawing classes and I'd love to paint the lake we're living on. And I'd love to bird watch and become a better cook and learn about classical music. Maybe sometime in the future...."

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    1. Hometown:
      Goshen, Connecticut
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 20, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Sill, Oklahoma
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of North Carolina
    2. Website:

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  • Posted February 8, 2012

    Amazing

    My six year old loves this book!!! And i read it and it's really good in mine and my sons opinion a great book!

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    WOW on the Amazonn

    I love this book.I was on chapter one and I already loved it!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Great series for kids!

    This is one of a great series for Kids grades 2-4. They are of a high interest level and contain a lot of factual informaton too. My grandson has read several at his school library and has read six more since he got his Nook. He participates in Accelerated Reader and can read these books for points. Plus, they are fairly inexpensive.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    Afternoon on the Amazon a wonderful gift for my Grandson.

    I purchased this series of books for my grandson from a recommdation from his firist grade teacher. He started out having his mom read to him and then he reads to his mom and younger brother. He loves them

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Good

    It was a good book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    m

    Love. it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2009

    Afternoon on the Amazon

    Wonderfully written. These are great chapter books for kids.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2008

    2nd grade book review

    I thought this book was great because I leaned a lot about the amazon. The amazon river is over 4,000 miles long.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2005

    Recommended

    I highly recommend this series of books for adventurous readers. They are short, yet very educational. I've learned a lot from them. Now, I'm in middle school, but I remember reading those books all the time. I loved everything in these books of the magic tree house. Now, my younger sister reads them. She enjoys reading them as much as I did.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    I just totally loved this book!  It always has some kind of myst

    I just totally loved this book!  It always has some kind of mystery to find out about!

    This book is outrageously cool and has interesting facts.  You all should read it if you want Jack & Annie to go on an adventure while they find a monkey to guide them through the forest.  

    I'm seriously looking forward to reading all the adventurous books!  By: GlamClaw

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Magic tree house

    It was not to bad

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    ESG123456789010

    I like the chacrter in the story and ammie and jack being cute



    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Animals

    There wasnt alot of descriptive writing. but there was som. it did make me feel like i was there,and your not just reading a fun book but some info too.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Mmmm

    Delicious yummy book! Tastes like rocks

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    A Must for a First...Grader

    MTH series is a wonderfully written collection. My son loves these books and anticipates the next one.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2008

    THE AMAZING JUNGLE JOURNEY EVER!

    This is one of Jack and Annies best storys yet!jack and annie are walking through Frog Creek Woods to go to the magic treehouse.At the treehouse they found Peanut crawling around in a sock.After that they went to the Amazon Rainforest.When that was done they climbed down the ropeladder.When they reached the bottom they heared asound it went 'CRUNCH! Then they realized it was a bunch of flesh eating ants. After that they went to the river and they saw a canoe and rowed in it. They realized there was no paddles and they drifted away. Then they saw a monkey. It threw fruit at them. The moneky led them to the forest and gave them the fruit. They realized it was a mango and then they went home to Forg Creek Woods.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2006

    This book is really awsome

    My favorite character is Peanut because he saves Jack and Annie . I liked the time my character saved Jack and Annie from the alligator. He took a rope and swung around the alligator's neck and pulled. Jack and Annie could get through the lake on their boat. Also a monkey tried to be friends with Peanut and Peanut was too scared , but later the monkey saved Pean.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2005

    Amazing Amazon

    this book is about jack and annie go to the amazon rainforest in the magic tree house.jack and annie go riding in a conue.they meet a monkey that kept on throwing fruits that looked like mangos.they thought the monkey was wild and was going to hurt them.but he wanted to help them.then they were going back to the tree house and they couldn't find their way.finally they find it and then the monkey comes and gives them a mango.they took it cuz they knew it was a clue to help morgan.they put it next to the clue they found in night of the ninjas.it was a moonstone.annie said moonstone mango we are almost there!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2004

    Amazing afternoon!

    I Like this book because I Like the alligators, the monkeys, and the tigers. My favorite part was where they were in the jungle.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2001

    Very Educational Book

    Annie and Jack were sent back to the Amazon Rain Forest to see the creepiest and scariest animals that you have ever seen. And they end up meeting a monkey who might give them the gift they need, a gift to free Morgan. <br><br> This book told you a lot about the Amazon and the very interesting animals there. You also learn about really creepy stuff like snakes can gobble up a whole deer.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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