The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House Series #2) [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!

A castle with...
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The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House Series #2)

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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!

A castle with a secret passage!

That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren't exactly welcome guests!

Visit the Magic Tree House website!
MagicTreeHouse.com


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie use the magic treehouse to travel back to the Middle Ages, where they explore a castle and are helped by a mysterious knight.

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  • Magic Tree House Series
    Magic Tree House Series  

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
This is a book for beginning readers who want to escape into the world of fantasy and science fiction. The Knight at Dawn is the second in Mary Pope Osborne's "Magic Tree House" series about fact-seeking Jack and his impetuous sister Annie who travel to the time of knights and castles. History and customs of the era come alive against a foreground of adventure, mystery and suspense.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375894190
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: Magic Tree House Series , #2
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 26,616
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 4 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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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    My daughters Favorite!

    My daughter came home from 1st grade one day to tell me that she was the only kid in her class that did not own a magic treehouse book! I had no idea what they were, so off to Barnes and Noble we went! I had no idea there were so many of them, and she had already read quite a few that she had checked out from the school library. They are entertaining and I love anything that fosters the love of reading in my children. My son is doing his best to learn to read so he can begin reading these books as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    I looovvvveeeeeeemth

    I think these books are great every day I ask my mom for anotherone of these books

    11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2002

    One of the best books I have read.

    Jack and Annie are in the castle taking in the sights when they are spotted by gaurdsmen wearing dresses. Great suspense and edge of the seat mystery. Read this great book and find out if the mysterious knight can help Jack and Annie get out of this one.

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2011

    amazing

    awsome love it

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    Sort of like it, too short

    Not the best book in the world, but like it

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    this book is awsome

    i love magic tree house books

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    Magic Tree House #2

    I am really enjoying reading this series to my son at night. Normally 1 chapter but sometimes 2... I only wish I could read in a car because that would help make the long drive go quickly plus it can give our portable DVD player a break... and it is a lot cheaper (books vs DVD player cost).

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    It's informative

    I like the fact that it teaches about castles and knights.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2002

    It is the best book on the planet

    Annie and Jack are in a castle read the book to find out if they get cought.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    I like it. It was a good book. It is cool book. Annie scared th

    I like it. It was a good book. It is cool book. Annie scared the gaurds.

    by kyle

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2011

    stupid

    stupid. a wast of money

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Read Me

    Awesome

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    The Knights of the Dawn vs The Society of the Evening Star

    The knights of the dawn is an elite spy society i based of the fable haven series. My name is BlueBell i am captain of the knights and i revised this spy feild so that double agents cant rat out other knights. It has worked since 2010. You see i admit agents into the feild and i know all knights of the dawn. But they dont know each other. I have a separate meting place for each cat. Each spy knows not who else is in Knights. When mulitple spy must have a meeting they post as 'GM' and wear a gold mask and red robe to conseal their body and head. So if any one spy is a traitor his/her actions do not effect the rest of the society. if at any time a spy wants a new cat to join they must contact me and i shall ask the other to join. If at any time two spys wish to share their cover with each other they must ask me. Thank you for reading the rules of the Knights Of The Dawn. ~007~ BlueBell ~007~

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    I read the book The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne. Jack an

    I read the book The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne. Jack and Annie go to a castle in a Magic tree house. It was awesome because it was dangerous. Jack and Annie go to a castle in a Magic tree house. They go in the castle and see lots of houses. Guards find them and tried to lock them up in the castle. Jack and Annie find a secret passage. A knight saves them and takes them to the tree house. Jack and Annie go back home. They go to bed and get ready for the next day. It was so awesome. I want to read it again. I hope you get to read it and thank you for your time.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Sweet


    Love it!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Asomme!!

    Asomme!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Love!

    This is a great book it is about two kids that find a tree house filled with books about what hapened long ago they go back in time and figure out mysteries that had never been found out yet this is the best colection of kids books in the world i think i hope you think so to.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Good Read aloud books

    Great book series! I have been reading them to my kindergarten class and they love them. They ask if we can read Jack and Annie because they are the main characters in the stories.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

    Dobett Do better

    More avncher

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Awesome

    I love this book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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