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, Sal Murdocca
     
 

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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.


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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:
9780375894596
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/20/2009
Series:
Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission , #37
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
115,851
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
File size:
5 MB
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.


From the Hardcover edition.

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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Dragon of the Red Dawn (Magic Tree House Series #37) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great book to read i loved it and want to read it again and hope you like it as much as i do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorite magic tree house stories. I love the characters, the storyline, and the author. I wish that she would write 1 ,000,000,000 magic tree house books!
HappymomND More than 1 year ago
My daughter who is 7 loves the Magic Tree House series books. This book is one of her favorites in the Magic Tree House series, she finished the book in one day. The books really keep her engaged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would give the book a 5 star rateing . Iam so generus
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's my favorite!!!!
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I love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the greatest book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intresting book
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
An Imperial Garden and an Imperial Palace were in a city once called Edo, what is its name today? In what country is the Sumida River? And on what island is Mount Fuji, the highest mountain of that island, found? There are interesting facts that Jack & Annie discover in this novel "Dragon of the Red Dawn" as they are on an adventure-mission for Merlin. They find out the meaning of a shogun (show-gun). Also, they learn the meaning of a samurai (SAM-uh-rye). This novel has a well developed storyline and supporting cast to keep readers intrigued. **Good for learning some history in an exciting way.
Ifeoma Aitkenhead More than 1 year ago
Read this book or die
Courtney Kidd More than 1 year ago
awsome book cool it is nice book very good book i filped out when i saw it
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite Character in this book was Jack, because he was funny and likes to write notes. I liked the part of the book when Jack pretends to have a passport and said ¿I forgot it at home,.¿
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dragon of the red dawn is a wonderful book. It takes jack and annie to japan of 1682, during the burning of edo. This is a sparkling book made for good kids, the treat from a wonderful author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one amazing book! I recommend this book for people who love learning and adventure!! Awesome book!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read it & can only say to Mary Pope Osborne 'thank you'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love magic tree house books DRAGONS ARE AWSOME!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like to read magic tree house books thay are so fun to read
Matt Burns More than 1 year ago
The book Touching Spirit Bear touched my heart it spoke to me like cheese with noodles and some garlic bread.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If ppl like it like it if you hated it you hated it stop saying i dont recomend it because half the time they dont read it and second a author does his/her best 24/7 writing a book for us be happy and stop chatting with freinds or try to hook up with a person you dont now half the time you can call them or simply chat a little and ask for a phone # pls stop this is not a playground and I loved the book keep going mary also dont call authors names
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We listen to this story in the car an it is so interesting and fun to hear. My son is 4 and he loves it. It has interesting historical facts. We will be getting more of this series.
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