Dogs in the Dead of Night (Magic Tree House Series #46)

Dogs in the Dead of Night (Magic Tree House Series #46)

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca
     
 

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   The fan-favorite chapter-book series whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the Swiss Alps in search of a rare flower. When they find a monastery where monks and St. Bernards live, Annie offers to train a young dog named Barry. Then Barry runs away, and Jack and Annie have a new task to find Barry! Will he lead them to the mysterious flower? Or

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   The fan-favorite chapter-book series whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the Swiss Alps in search of a rare flower. When they find a monastery where monks and St. Bernards live, Annie offers to train a young dog named Barry. Then Barry runs away, and Jack and Annie have a new task to find Barry! Will he lead them to the mysterious flower? Or into danger?

Mary Pope Osborne brings together just the right combination of history, magic, and fast-paced adventure to satisfy kids, parents, teachers, and librarians all over the world with her New York Times bestselling series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Number forty-six in the "Magic Tree House: A Merlin Mission" series is about St. Bernards who rescue stranded travelers in Switzerland. Annie and Jack are tasked with finding a rare flower to help friends reverse a spell. So they go to their magic tree house and read the message their friends have left them: find a special yellow and white flower and live its meaning for an hour. The book they are about to use is about the Swiss Alps, in particular the Saint Bernard Pass. But when they get there, all they find is snow and mountains. Jack is sure they will never find the flower and to make matters worse they are caught in an avalanche. They are rescued by a Saint Bernard trained by a group of monks who breed the dogs. To repay the monks, Annie helps train an exuberant pup, Barry, and in the end the two children become Saint Bernards for an hour by drinking the magic elixir they had been given. This way they can find Barry who ran off after being scolded for destroying a book. They have a grand time as the dogs, find Barry and rescue a soldier from Napoleon Bonaparte's army. While they are dogs, they explain to Barry how he must behave, winning the gratitude of the monks. One of them gives Jack and Annie a dried yellow and white flower. They get home in time be ready for school. A nice way to teach a little history to kids, this story is fast paced and entertaining. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375867965
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Series:
Magic Tree House Series, #46
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
35,308
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce.
 
SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Goshen, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Education:
B.A., University of North Carolina
Website:
http://www.marypopeosborne.com

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Dogs in the Dead of Night 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Balina More than 1 year ago
That was great and hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites in the series. Informational, inspiring, playful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to love these books. They are perfect for 2nd graders. Mary Pope Osborne combines mystery and action perfectly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of the magic tree house books they are my favorite.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Jack and Annie must go on another Merlin Mission. Penny, the abandoned penguin which they saved on a previous mission and gave to Merlin as a present, has accidentally been turned into a stone statue by their young sorcerer friend Teddy, and they need to find four things to break the spell. They have just returned from finding the first one, an emerald rose from Mogul India. Now they must find a white and yellow flower and live its meaning for an hour. But the Magic Tree House takes them to the Swiss Alps around 1800 in the middle of winter. It’s freezing cold outside, and the ground is covered with snow. How will they find a flower in those conditions? And what will happen when they are caught in an avalanche? There is a lot of interesting information woven into this story. Budding botanists will be pleased to know that Laurent Murith, abbot at the Monastery of St. Bernard in 1800, was a great naturalist who collected many specimens of flowers for the monastery library. Students of history will enjoy travelling with First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte from France through the Alps to Italy with 60,000 soldiers in 1800. And, of course, dog lovers will delight in getting to know the first Barry, the St. Bernard dog who saved more than forty lives between 1800 and 1812. The only somewhat negative note is that Jack and Annie use a lot of common euphemisms, such as “gee” and “heck.” Our boys long ago outgrew the reading level of these books, but my wife has continued to purchase each one as it comes out because she likes to read them. And I guess that I do too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it because i really love dogs.plus i just love magic treehouse books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like magic tree house then you will like this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love magic tree house my favrite part is when a bad man cast a spell on jack and annie that turnd them dogs for a month
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Asome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary Pope Osbourne you do great. I espeicially like this book because it includes dogs. Your fan, Marquita ( Keke )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is a book i love the dog...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so intresting! Great for dog lovers and kids that like to explore! ~middleschoolgirlthatlovesmagictreehouse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh do you like dogs to?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't stop reading these books till I finish!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you don't have anything nice to say about a book don't say anything at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Magic tree house books are AWSOME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hero
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want this book to have100000000 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the dog diarie book about Barry! The dog diarie version was kind of sad but I love Barry. Did you know that the real Barry is stuffed and in a musam? Hes over 100 years old!!! ~Forever76247~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's good so far. I think someone else should read it even though it's a second grade book it is the only thing I have on my nook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Bens (my) favrote chapter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate all books in this series. THIS IS BABBIESH? THIS IS A DONT-READ? IT IS FOR BABYS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i ever read. I love magic tree house books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome