Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House Series #34)

Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House Series #34)

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca
     
 

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Jack and Annie travel back in time to a desert in the Middle East at the behest of Merlin who has given them a rhyme to help on their mission. There they meet a Bedouin tribe and learn about the way that they live. From camel rides and oases to ancient writings and dangerous sandstorms, here’s another Magic Tree House filled with all the mystery, history, magic,

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Jack and Annie travel back in time to a desert in the Middle East at the behest of Merlin who has given them a rhyme to help on their mission. There they meet a Bedouin tribe and learn about the way that they live. From camel rides and oases to ancient writings and dangerous sandstorms, here’s another Magic Tree House filled with all the mystery, history, magic, and old-fashioned adventure that kids love to read about.


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Children's Literature
As in the other titles in the "Magic Tree House" series, a brother and sister named Jack and Annie are transported to another time and place through the use of books contained in a magical tree house. This time they travel to the Golden Age of Baghdad in order to help a caliph spread wisdom. While traveling to Baghdad, Jack and Annie meet a friendly traveler who entrusts them with a precious book. On their trip Jack and Annie learn to be respectful and to be humble. One particular instance of this education is when Jack has trouble with a camel and calls it stupid. The traveler, Mamoon, then explains that the camel is one of the greatest miracles of the desert because it is capable of surviving in the harsh climate. Jack learns his lesson and is able to help his sister not to brag to some boys later in the book. Though bandits raid their caravan and a sandstorm separates the siblings from the merchants, by the end of the story both Jack and Annie have respect for the Arab world and succeed in helping the caliph. The author based this story on past travels to this land and used research on two caliphs from the ninth century as a basis for the character. 2005, Random House, and Ages 8 to 12.
—Angela Olkey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375930317
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Magic Tree House Series, #34
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 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.

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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Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House Series #34) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Courtney Kidd More than 1 year ago
cool place for you to send Jack and annie to go!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use these books to read to my little reluctant reader. Their length, diction, and plots are well-suited to this age boys. The plots involve a pair of attractive elementary-school children and have just the right tension to keep the child's interest. My reading is just before he goes to sleep. You know the scenario: "I'll just rest my eyes a minute," and he is off to sleep and I turn off the lamp and creep out. However, if we are at the crux of the story, he will fight off sleep. Also, the illustrations are an asset to the story and he will often stare a while at each one before he lets me proceed. I hope your little one likes them as well as I do.
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I really liked this book ad I would like to read it again.
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Cool book!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good!!
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