Magic Tree House Collection: Books 13-16 (Magic Tree House)

Magic Tree House Collection: Books 13-16 (Magic Tree House)

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca
     
 

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Books 13–16 of the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series boxed together for the first time!
 
These four titles are the perfect gift for a Magic Tree House fan or any child who loves a good adventure. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the chapter-book series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers

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Books 13–16 of the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series boxed together for the first time!
 
These four titles are the perfect gift for a Magic Tree House fan or any child who loves a good adventure. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the chapter-book series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next.
 
In books 13–16, Jack and Annie must save stories that have been lost in history. Morgan, the magical librarian of Camelot, sends them to find the books in the ancient worlds of Roman Pompeii, imperial China, Dark Age Ireland, and classical Greece. Will Jack and Annie be able to save the stories in their darkest hours . . . or will the books be lost forever?
 
Books in this set include: Vacation Under the Volcano (#13), Day of the Dragon King (#14), Viking Ships at Sunrise (#15), and Hour of the Olympics (#16).

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Read by the author, Mary Pope Osborne, this collection includes four book: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon (all Random House). The stories flow easily, each one picking up where the prior one left off. Osborne does a good job of summarizing both at the beginning of each book and within the story where necessary. The collection begins with Jack and Annie following clues to find Morgan, their missing magical librarian friend, as the tree house takes them to ancient Japan, the Amazon rainforest, the Ice Age, and finally into the future and onto the moon. Librarians will love this series for its emphasis on books and reading as the keys to solving mysteries and discovering adventures. The dialogue doesn't necessarily lend itself well to audiobook format due to the repetition of "said Jack" and "said Annie," which becomes glaringly obvious when spoken aloud. Osborne's narration is adequate, but her attempts at kid-like voices, particularly Annie's, err a little bit on the side of cute. Nevertheless, young fans of the series aren't likely to mind, and the wide listening level makes this a good choice for audiobook collections.-Rachel Quenk, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, ME Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375846618
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/27/2008
Series:
Magic Tree House Series
Sales rank:
33,006
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.24(d)
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.

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Magic Tree House Collection 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Balina More than 1 year ago
That was great. I enjoyed every minute reading this.
KAREYR More than 1 year ago
I am a teacher who teaches in an urban setting with a high percentage of "at-risk" students. Reading motivation, comprehension and instruction has always been a challenge. Any reading teacher knows that background knowledge and motivation are key factors in reading comprehension. My students often lack both. I have found the Magic Tree House books to be highly motivating and a good provider of background knowledge. My students beg me to let them read this series. Thank you, Mary Pope Osborne and Random House, for helping me reach these previously reluctant readers.
DaycareMOM More than 1 year ago
My daughters love these books enough to but them. they have done book reports on them for school and is one of the better series' written in a while that keeps a kid reading in the technology age. Dr. Sues is a fun series for little ones also but hard to keep older ones interested. these books do the trick. Chet hudson and loch tresure a good read too for older preteen kids.
Ikastola More than 1 year ago
It is a wonderful introduction to chapter books. Children can keep focused because the stories flow fast.
dawnmp More than 1 year ago
Posted 12/28/09: My 6-year-old son enjoys this series. He borrowed his first book from a friend and then we continued to buy the additional books. He's a good reader for his age and these books give him a nice push. They're not too easy or too difficult. They're good for both girls and boys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked Magic Tree House #7 because the ice age that they went to was cool. It was exciting when they almost got eaten by a sabertooth cat but the wooly mammoth saved them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading these books when I was younger and now love reading them with the family I work for. Each book is full of adventure and great for both boys and girls of any age. Simple read with not to many hard words. Would recommend these to everyone.
eric424 More than 1 year ago
We read these to our daughter and she loves them. They really get her asking questions about the things they en outer in the book.
MomoftwoboysJO More than 1 year ago
Being a children's book author myself, I am quite judgmental when it comes to what my 6 year old reads! I can say though, I love this series. Also, like the author, we are a military family - so I love the concept of travel! My son has been to 3 schools, in 3 years - and so having stories that make this a dream come true - helps keep things positive in the house! I did start backwards, ordering stories 5-8 - so I cannot wait to present 1-4 for Christmas this year!!
kcb0207 More than 1 year ago
These books are great for those kids just starting the reading journey. After book 12 my Daughter just broke out. She has struggles but kept at it and these books helped keep her interest and mine too!
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My children just can't get enough of them. Great summer reading! They really enjoy action adventure, fantasy type books. And if you are looking for another wonderful book that your child will love reading that is also written with a great moral overtone, then I'd like to recommend a book called, Smitty's Cave Adventures. It is a thrilling action-adventure book about a boy who has incredible cave adventures all while learning valuable life's lessons. It's great for ages 8-12 and will keep the reader glued to the exciting story! I recommend it as a great summer reading book. My 10 yr old can't stop talking about it. He really loved this book! He is part of a book club and this book was the talk of the group!
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My son is in grade 2 and the magic tree house series is wonderful. He started from the beginning and enjoys the box sets going in order. It's not necessary but he enjoy's the books that way.
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CookingmomJP More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old cannot wait for bedtime so that we can read a few more chapters of these books. She remembers the clues from one book to another, and these are the perfect reading level for her at this time. I expect she'll outgrow them sometime soon, but right now, these are her favorites.
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