Dragon of the Red Dawn (Magic Tree House Series #37)

Dragon of the Red Dawn (Magic Tree House Series #37)

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by Mary Pope Osborne
     
 

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Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly head off in the magic tree house on another magical and historical adventure.

Their mission: discover one of the four secrets of

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Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly head off in the magic tree house on another magical and historical adventure.

Their mission: discover one of the four secrets of happiness.

Their journey: to a land of fierce samurai and great beauty, the capital city of Edo (now the city of Tokyo), in ancient Japan in the 1600s.

Their tools: a research book to guide them and a magic wand with three special rules.

In Dragon of the Red Dawn, Mary Pope Osborne transports readers back to the splendor, rich culture, and magic of traditional Japan.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Monserrat Urena
Jack and Annie are back, and this time Merlin is in trouble. He is not eating or drinking. He is not speaking to anyone in Camelot. Morgan turns to the siblings for help. Their quest is to find the four secrets of happiness. Using the magic tree house the children are off to 1600s Japan. There in the city of Edo (modern-day Tokyo) the children must use their research book and a magic wand to find the secrets of happiness. I have never had the opportunity to read any of the other books in the series, but I did not feel a need to read any of them in order to understand the characters or follow the story. The story is sweet and the children are likable, if not bland, but if you are looking for a deeply engrossing story, you are not going to find it here. This book, however, serves as a good reading exercise for beginning to intermediate readers, and is number thirty-seven in the "Magic Treehouse Series."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375837289
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series, #37
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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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 the 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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