Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House Series #4) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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

It's a treasure trove of trouble!

Jack and Annie are in for a high-seas adventure ...
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Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House Series #4)

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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!

It's a treasure trove of trouble!

Jack and Annie are in for a high-seas adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps—and ruthless pirates! Will they discover a buried treasure? Or will they be forced to walk the plank?

Visit the Magic Tree House website!
MagicTreeHouse.com

From the Trade Paperback edition.

The magic treehouse whisks Jack and Annie back to the days of deserted islands, secret maps, hidden gold, and nasty pirates.

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  • Magic Tree House Series
    Magic Tree House Series  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375894213
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: Magic Tree House Series , #4
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 26,578
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 5 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.

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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."

Good To Know

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2011

    Read this breath taking book!

    Pirates Past Noon is a book by Mary Pope Osborne. It is about a boy named Jack and a girl named Annie. They go back in time through a magical tree house to find Captain Kidd's treasure. When they get there they spot a humongous boat with a skull on its flag. Suddenly three men jump into a rowboat and come toward them. What will happen next? Will jack and Annie get caught? Read this book to find out. You do not want to miss this breath taking adventure, do you? Overall, I encourage you to read this book and the rest of the series. -KJ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Pirates is exciting!

    My name is Ellie and I am 7. If you like excitement and adventure, then this is the book for you! In this book Annie and Jack get captured by pirates. Find out what happens in this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Love to read

    I like thanksgiving on thursdaay and i hope you do to. It teaches you about a long time ago. And how other people use to talk. So i hope you like thanksgiving on thursday


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    great book

    this book is rely good 1 2011

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    This is asome

    I lpve this book bacause the misery

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Mimi

    This is epic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    I will tell you what should be in the sample.

    Barns and Noble is stupid. They did not even put anything in the sample. I will tell you what should be in the sample because they were to lazy to put it in. It all started when Jack and Annie were sitting on their couch facing towerds the window. It was raning. It is supposed to stop at noon Annie said. It is already noon said Jack. Want to see if the magic tree house is back said Annie. Sure said Jack. And they were of. Thank you for reading and if you thonk that you should join my revolution against B&N write rhings like I do. No more blank samples!!!!!!!!! No more blank samples!!!!!!!!!! Hate you zero stars if could!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Thereis amonsterin my closet

    Cynia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2003

    Why I like this book.

    I think it is a very osem book because it tells some piarote facts.You wold realy like the incretabei book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Great book!

    I loved this book it is a great childrens book mary pope osborne is a great writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Good

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    great beginning chapter books

    Got this for my Grandson for Christmas. He loves to read these.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Knl

    Shut up people

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Magic tree howes.

    Magic tree howes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    To 'TO DOLA'

    I guess yes on freinds... dont kniw how 2 do it... ye on yr request fr book event, and if this gets out, its a miricale, i havent been able 2 post lately and to everyone elese... ill post nevt prt @ #5, think its the ninga book... thanks! -DOLA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    To DOLA

    Hi its haidn clark can it be were i turn into the dark lord and yall kick but and i turn back to normal ok thanks and do you whant to be nook friends ?!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    The greatest book ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    First magic tree house book i read

    Awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Tite

    Tite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Love

    Vrey very good I love it I read it 12 times all ready.

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