Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House Series #9) [NOOK Book]

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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

IT'S SINK OR SWIM

for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to ...
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Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House Series #9)

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Overview

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

IT'S SINK OR SWIM

for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins save the day? Or are Jack and Annie doomed to be dinner?

Visit the Magic Tree House website!
MagicTreeHouse.com

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie deep into the sea, where they meet up with dolphins, sharks, and octopi as they search for the answer to an ancient riddle.

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  • Magic Tree House Series
    Magic Tree House Series  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375894268
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) , #9
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 21,226
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

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 the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003

    So Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Magic Tree House books are so cool. They make you think that your with them in their new adventures. They find out that the person who owns the magic treehouse lives in Camelot. Jack and Annie want to be a master of librarians, so they go out on adventure, to find the 4 riddles. Find out for yourself at a bookstore and go into the magic tree house book section. You'll have so much fun reading them. 'if your even in 1st grade you can be on a second grade level, third grade leve, etc. You can even read higher then 19, you can even go up to 22. Have fun with the magic treehouse books.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    This book is the top total best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mary Pope Osborne is the best writer ever I have every single book of hers!!!!!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Great!!"

    I love to read these books at school they are so good and when you read the first page, you want to read
    more!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    I finished it in a day!!!

    A great book!!!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Great

    It is very good!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2009

    dolphins at daybreak

    Mary Pope Osborne's book Dolphins at Daybreak is a great book. Jack and Annie get called to the treehouse and have to figure out a riddle. They go to the beach and find a submarine ,they climb in and turn it on. Then an octopus gets them and gets scared by a shark. Then they find a leak and one other leak, so they climb out and swim toward shore and then the dolphins help them swim toward shore and they figure out the riddle. This is a wonderful book for children and adults.


    I suggest this book for 4th and 5th graders. This is a wonderful author and her imagination goes wild. Everytime I read these books I don't want to put it down. These books have wonderful science and social studies facts. When ever you have free time go to the library and get Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne and you'll have a blast of fun in your mind. These are the best books; keep writing more books Mary Pope Osborne!


    BY : Leah

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2011

    Hayley Michael

    I really liked this book. I wish that they would make more books like these.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Love!

    Jack and Annie... so good

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    TASHA TO MALT AND DAWn

    Go to wolf pups! Only result! U guys can be with m -tasha

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Annie and Jack go to a coral reef.

    Another great book from my favorite author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Trees

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Icecrystal

    Yes well fine) heals the wolf known as mar.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Cam

    "This was a great book"!
    It's about.
    Anny and Jack find a magic tree house and

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Ah the dolphins

    So wise and nice dolpins did you know that one night a woman fell from a boat into the ocean. No one saw her fall.The waves were rough.Soon she grew tired then something bumped against het."A shark!"she thought."Oh,no!"It wasn't a shark.It was a dolphin.Gently,it pushed her toward shallow water.At last she crawled up on a sandy beach.The dolphin had saved her life!There are many amazing srories about dolphins and people.People have liked dolphins for thousands of years.Ancient artists liked to draw and paint dolphins.Dolphins seem to like us too.Some dolphins come close to shore.They swim right up to people.At one beach in Australia dolphis let people pet them.What does a dolphin feel like?A wet rubber ball!These dolphins help fishermen.The fishermen throw out their nets.The dolphins chase fish right in!Dolphins spend their whole lives in water.But they are not fish.Fish can breathe in water.Dolphins cannot.Dolphins are mammals,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Magic tree house

    I like magic tree house

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Dawn

    Dawn~ -she pads in and stops, watching the chaos...-

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Breeze

    Breezes ears flattened" If im not welcome here, ill leave. I just want help" the she wolf said quietly.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Starkit, Redwing, Lightpool, Flickerflame, Orbnight

    May we join? You see, we lived in Trintyclan. (B ad N did something and nobodys posts could be seen) we were attacked and we survivied. *starkit looked up, golden pelt shimmering and blue gaze sad* My brothers died. *Redwing and Lightpool pressed against each other and lightpool nuzzled strkit.* So did our parents. *Flickerflam lpoked up.* My mate abandoned me. Then he left me with our kits. They died too. *orbnight sniffed sadly* My kits and mate died too. I miss them. So may we join?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Sweetsar

    She runs in." I migt be able to help."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Skycloud

    *her stomach hangs low as her kits kick her* ow... we have a Brambletalon?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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