A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House Series #44)

A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House Series #44)

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca
     
 

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

A spirited holiday mission!

The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where they must help Charles Dickens. But the famous author has everything he could possibly want.

Overview

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

A spirited holiday mission!

The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where they must help Charles Dickens. But the famous author has everything he could possibly want. How are they supposed to help him? It’s not until Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in jail that they discover his secret past and the sad memories that haunt him. Jack and Annie will need all their magic—and help from three ghosts!—to save the great writer.
 
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jody Little
Jack and Annie return to their Magic Tree House for another "Merlin Mission." This time they are whisked to the foggy streets of Victorian England to bring happiness to the famous author, Charles Dickens. When the children find Mr. Dickens' house, the housemaid does not allow them to enter, but Annie comes up with a plan. Disguised as chimney sweeps, the children enter Mr. Dickens' house. When they find Mr. Dickens, he is not interested in talking, and he leaves his house. Annie and Jack follow him. Out on the streets of London, Annie and Jack are accused of stealing a bag and are chased by policeman. To their surprise, Mr. Dickens sees the chase and tells the policeman that he knows the children. Assuming Jack and Annie are poor street children, the author takes them to an inn for some food. There, they learn about Mr. Dickens' sad childhood and his desire to do something good for the poor people in London. He tells the children his words and stories can do nothing to help people and he decides to stop writing. Annie and Jack know they can't let this happen. Using the magic violin that Merlin gave them, they tell Mr. Dickens a story with three ghosts: a ghost from the past, one from the present and one from the future. Jack and Annie's story convinces Mr. Dickens that his writing has value, and that he can teach others about the disparity between the rich and the poor in England. Fast-paced, with just the right touch of action and historical information, kids will breeze through this newest "Magic Tree House" adventure (#44). Reviewer: Jody Little

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375856532
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Series:
Magic Tree House
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
32,077
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
520L (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 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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A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House Series #44) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 166 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy reading about Charles Dickens, then you may want to join Annie and Jack and go back in time to England. On this journey back in time Annie and Jack meet with the now world famous author Charles Dickens and with the many twists and turns they find themselves in you are sure to be intrigued and want to keep reading to find out how this tale of suspense concludes. "A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time" is well developed and filled with plenty of suspense to grab and capture your attention. It gives the readers a possible explanation for one of Charles Dickens¿ world famous books and a play. This novel was good for weekend leisure reading.
cherise cardwell More than 1 year ago
loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE magic treehouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so amazing it got me reading til midnight!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 star men asom i 4 my sitr help red She means five stars mean awesome i'm four my sister helped me read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They are writing a new one right now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks pretty good
Florlilinda Sol Cruz More than 1 year ago
this i will.totally read and buy i hope i loveit
Helen Cultee More than 1 year ago
This was a real good book i enjoyed reading this story
Stacey Rhoads More than 1 year ago
The best
willita cox More than 1 year ago
You want to get want it no have to get it no must get it no you will get it.
suzette juico More than 1 year ago
One+of+the+best+merlin+missions%21
MaxRR More than 1 year ago
magic tree house great and awesome
james sullivan More than 1 year ago
a real page- turner. i could'nt put it down
dd738-_ More than 1 year ago
This is a great book even though I listened to it on the computer I pictured it in my mind.
Mike Eirich More than 1 year ago
well i like this book is VERY well written! i have read every single magic tree house books! and their amazing!
Anne Skoronski More than 1 year ago
its very well written
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It was a good book but I dont like the movie. Its so spooky and so EVIL!!! P.S MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! ~Forever76247~
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I already read the Magic Tree House and it was epic. Sided by: Kathryn Cochran Diann
MedPhys More than 1 year ago
Great series for kids. Being read by the next child in the family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this series so much I wish the next magic tree house book was out already. I cannot go to bed without at least reading two or more magic tree house books every night! I like reading that much! Gotta looove it.