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

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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, ...

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Overview

   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.

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In their latest adventure, Jack and his sister Annie travel via the Magic Tree House to the Swiss Alps to save Penny, the world's cutest baby penguin. Who knew that rescues could be this much fun? (P.S. Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series hasn't just more than seventy million copies in North America alone; it has been hailed by parents, teachers, and librarians for being as educational as it is entertaining.)

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375867965
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Series: Magic Tree House Series , #46
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 30,721
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Pope Osborne

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.

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 August 18, 2011

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    great

    That was great and hard to put down.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    A Great Read!

    One of my favorites in the series. Informational, inspiring, playful!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Good for 2nd grade

    I used to love these books. They are perfect for 2nd graders. Mary Pope Osborne combines mystery and action perfectly.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    I am a big fan

    I am a big fan of the magic tree house books they are my favorite.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    Jack and Annie must go on another Merlin Mission. Penny, the ab

    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.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Cute

    This book is cute, but I would make it a lot longer and more informational.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Awsome

    I love this series its getting kind of old now my brother is starting to read them

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Jan 6, 2012

    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Really enjoyed

    I enjoyed it because i really love dogs.plus i just love magic treehouse books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Awsome

    Grate book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Hero

    Hero

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    BEST BOOK IN THE WOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you like magic tree house then you will like this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    G

    Love this book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Awesome books!!

    Marry Pope ,is such a great writer

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Cool book lol

    Cool

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Love!!!!

    I've read all these vooks and i've been readinh,g these since i was like 6! Im almost done with this one!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Review

    The sample was terrible!

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2011

    Its going to be awesome

    I cant wait

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    BARRY

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    by anomnis on 1 of june

    Asome

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