Dingoes at Dinnertime (Magic Tree House Series #20)

Dingoes at Dinnertime (Magic Tree House Series #20)


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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

Wildfire! That's what Jack and Annie are up against when they are whisked away to the land of Australia. And they're not alone! Jack and Annie must help a baby kangaroo and a koala escape from a fire-filled forest. Will they be able to rescue the animals in time?

Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid?

Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures

Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679890669
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Series: Magic Tree House
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 86,617
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About 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.


Goshen, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

May 20, 1949

Place of Birth:

Fort Sill, Oklahoma


B.A., University of North Carolina

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Dingoes at Dinnertime (Magic Tree House Series #20) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Take an Australian adventure with Annie & Jack and learn about a large bird that does not fly, yet runs about 30 miles per hour; and a marsupial (mar-SOUP-ee-ul) that eats the leaves of gum trees; and an animal whose name means "no drink." A fun time and educational entertainment are available to the readers of this novel "Dingoes at Dinnertime."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love to read magic tree house i even have 2 serious
mcelhra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was our first Magic Tree House book. I chose it because many of my six year old's friends love the Magic Tree House series. Even though we started with a book from the middle of the series, we didn¿t have any trouble following the story. There is a short recap of the previous books in the prologue of this book.In Dingoes at Dinnertime, Annie and Jack head to Australia in search of a gift from a kangaroo. This book is packed with educational information about Australia and Australian animals. Whenever Jack and Annie encounter something new, Jack looks it up in a book and reads information about whatever it is out loud to Annie. I found this method of incorporating educational facts into the story really dry and boring but my sons (six and four years old) didn¿t seem to mind. Because of that, I¿ll try and let my son read the rest of the Magic Tree House books when he can read independently and try to find books for us to read together that we can both enjoy.
boaz9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Part of the Magic Tree House series, (no 20) Jack and Annie have to get a gift for a dog named Teddy, to turn him back to normal. (They don't know that he was put under a spell, Morgan never told them that) I like this story because it is set in my home country.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jack and Annie get the final thing to turn "teddy" the dog back into what he really is (which we find out is a small boy helping Morgan Le Fay). Naturally they almost die in a fire, which is stopped by the Australian aboriginal legend of the rainbow serpent. Thus ends this little mini-story, but I'm sure there will be a new one going with the next four books.
TheMightyQuinn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jack and Annie, of the Magic Tree House books, are off on another adventure, part four in gathering items to lift a curse off dog Teddy. This time they are Australia bound where they meet lots of animals, get a gift from a kangaroo and learn about the Rainbow Serpent. I see the kid appeal and the "mom" appeal. This book is secretly full of facts and learning. Plus it's an adventure where the kids can be unsupervised. As an adult reader, this story is rather flat, and as a reader in general I was disbelieving that the kids would be able to walk up to and interact with wild animals. I'm not ruling it out, I'd definitely keep this series on hand for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders, but I'm not going to nominate the series for awards either. Unless there is an award for series that get kids read lots of books or something.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love your books! I have almost read all of them. Every time you put a new book in stores i have to get my hands on it some how i always get to it no matter what!
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A large black tom padded in with another black tom.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rainfoot looked curiously at the newcomer, but didn't say anything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May l compete for the role of deputy please? I am a pale tawny she-cat with silver stripes and white paws. I believe l should be deputy since I am a fierce yet loyal fighter, so l have never killed another cat, but spared the lives of many.
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This book is sooo cute!!!!!