Night of the New Magicians (Magic Tree House Series #35)

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Merlin sends Jack and Annie on a mysterious mission to Paris, France, over a 100 years ago. There they must find four magicians and give them an urgent message from Merlin himself. When Jack and Annie land in Paris, they make their way to the 1889 World’s Fair. Below the Eiffel Tower, built especially for the fair, there are thousands of exhibits from all over the world. But how will Jack and Annie find the magicians in the crowds of people? And who are the magicians anyway? Jack and Annie are about to find out ...

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Overview

Merlin sends Jack and Annie on a mysterious mission to Paris, France, over a 100 years ago. There they must find four magicians and give them an urgent message from Merlin himself. When Jack and Annie land in Paris, they make their way to the 1889 World’s Fair. Below the Eiffel Tower, built especially for the fair, there are thousands of exhibits from all over the world. But how will Jack and Annie find the magicians in the crowds of people? And who are the magicians anyway? Jack and Annie are about to find out in another adventure filled with history, magic, and amazing surprises!

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This tidy tale is Osborne's thirty-fifth installment of the "Magic Tree House" series, and the seventh designated as a "Merlin Mission." The lead characters, Jack and Annie, continue their time-travel, via their magic tree house, completing whatever adventure Merlin the Magician sets up for them. This time they are off to Paris where they must find the Magician of Sound, the Magician of Light, the Magician of the Invisible, and the Magician of Iron at the 1889 World's Fair. And they must locate the four magicians—and their secrets—before an evil sorcerer nabs them first. As in previous books, Jack and Annie are helped by a book of magic rhymes given to them by Teddy and Kathleen, their two young sorcerer friends from Camelot. Jack and Annie choose to use the "Spin into the Air" rhyme, to bike across the sky. They are in a rush, you see, to arrive at the Eiffel Tower in time to crash a private party to which only the four magicians have been invited. Can they save the magicians from the evil sorcerer? Jack and Annie soon learn that things are not what they appear. In keeping with Osborne's use of history, the magicians turn out to be Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, Louis Pasteur, and Gustave Eiffel. And their secrets reflect the reasons behind their success: a thirst for adventure, hard work, tenacity, preparation, and hope. Osborne includes a bio of each inventor in the back of the book. 2006, Random House Children's Books, and Ages 9 to 12.
—Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt <%ISBN%>0375830359
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375830365
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/14/2007
  • Series: Magic Tree House Series , #35
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 65,890
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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.

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
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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Paris at Night.

    "Night of the New Magicians" is a great tale. You will not be bored by this wonder-filled storyline. Annie and Jack are transported to Paris, France for the World's Fair, and they have a search ahead of them. Merlin has given them a task. What do you think they find out about the magicians that are in France? And what valuable information do they gather while on their mission? If you have enjoyed Annie and Jack's previous adventures in the magic tree house or if this is your first adventure with Jack and Annie you are sure to enjoy this delightful tale and want to read the others.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    BEST BOOK EVER!!

    As I read this book I felt as if I was there, in Paris,on the mission, myself. I highly reccommend this book to kids that love adventure books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    Love

    It get it love it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    the best

    i love this book it is the best book ever

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2009

    hight of the new magicians

    Mary Pope Osborne is a genius at writing books. My favorite is Night of the New Magicians. You can learn about famous inventers, doctors, sculptors, and many more. It's exciting and you learn at the same time. It is very fun.

    Jack and Anny are in the tree house and they went to Paris. They go on a train and they go in a world encyclopedia. Then they heard of a magician. Then they went to a building but they did not know that it was the doctor. They were looking for the magician but he had left. They went to the Effiel Tower. Then they found them and well read the book to find out.

    PS: You might cry, laugh, or maybe even get mad, but that's what makes a book so good.


    By Bria from Clarkdale Elementary

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Jack

    Best book in the world

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Love the book mean people stay out!!!!! :() :(

    Annie needs to be less curious. She is just giving away the story. These books need more pages because people expect more from Mary Pope Osbourne. If any of you costumers read this be sure to try sending her an e-mail or something. Sometimes I wonder if Mary ever thinks about adding more pages. Something that will keep someone busy. Something like Peide and Pregedous. If I spelled that wrong please tell me. I am only 8 years old. My mom actually got this for me for Christmas. Call me by my real name if you don't mind. My name is Tolu. I come from Africa. ENJOY EVERYONE:) :) LOVE YOU ALL.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    A Great Book

    I think deeply "What's going to happen next?" While Annie and Jack go to the Paris Worlds' Falr on a mission from Merlin,they need to find four magicions of differant types,and get their secrets before the scourcer gets their secrets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Not good

    Neds more pages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    G

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Love it

    Mary Pope Osborne you are Morgan Le Fay.There is always some kind of magic in your books.NEVER STOP WRITING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Capt.cody

    Yur an imposter*takes them back to jail*im calling yur parents

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Best Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PARIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Jonypoop

    Holy mom sauce i like moom cows..... me

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Nice

    Super cool i do think lts teddy and kathleen

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2011

    i love this book

    This book it made me feel like i went to the Eiffel tower.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2011

    i am bushed

    it is awosome seirously

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2008

    a reviewer

    I love this book because Jack & Annie go to Paris,France.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2007

    A reviewer

    Awesome! One of the BEST books I ever read! REaLLY exciting and magical! LOVE IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2006

    poopy

    this series should have ended thity five books ago. it is awful and annoying. i can't believe the author isn't tired of this series.

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