Vacation under the Volcano (Magic Tree House Series #13)

Vacation under the Volcano (Magic Tree House Series #13)

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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!

Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. They arrive in Pompeii and soon discover that it is the very day the city will be destroyed. Now Jack and Annie must race against time to find an ancient library before it is buried in ash!

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Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679890508
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Series: Magic Tree House
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 43,163
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 410L (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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Vacation under the Volcano (Magic Tree House Series #13) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 90 reviews.
drstef More than 1 year ago
My first grader read this and loved it. I am going to get her more in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Review over Vacation under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne Today I will review a story book from the Magic Tree house series. It is ¿Vacation under the Volcano, a Historical Fiction book. This book is about Jack and Anne (the main characters) going on a mission to Pompeii, Italy. But there is a problem, the mountain above the city named, Mt. Vesuvius, is about to erupt!And as Jack and Anne continue on their mission, they learn about the eruption that will happen. Then, it blows. Jack and Anne rush to the bridge to escape the city, but the bridge has collapsed, and the river has dried up! Will Jack and Anne escape? Or will they be history in Pompeii? Read, Vacation Under the Volcano to find out. In this book, I think there were 3 main strengths. One- Description of the characters. I think the author had really described them well. Two- Description of setting. The author describes most of the setting well. Three- The Facts. Mary Pope Osborne has this area nailed. She has explained everything about Pompeii that Jack and Anne learned very well, she knows her facts! In this book, I think there was only one weakness, the description of setting in the beginning. In the beginning, the story starts at Jack and Anne¿s house, she didn¿t describe this area very well at all¿. I DO RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! The reason is this- it is so fun to read, yet is educational. It is great for 2nd to 5th graders to read in my opinion! I hope that you want to grab this book off the shelves at the local bookstore now that you have read my review, and will enjoy this book!
Grant Olbricht More than 1 year ago
It is the best book ever
JTNguyen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This fiction novel is about a two siblings named Jack and Annie and their magic tree house. They walk into the woods to the magic tree house to meet with Morgan. Morgan sends them on a mission to save a book before the ancient library is forever lost. Magically, they end up in Rome dated back before the city of Pompeii was flooded by ashes from the volcano eruption. They accomplish their mission and returned back to the treehouse safely. This is a great book that takes imaginations to the next level.
restock on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For all of the students (and teachers) that love the Magic Tree House series this is a great addition. The story takes the reader to expereince Ancient Rome and the events that occurred during that time period. It is also a good quick read to accompany the ancient Rome information book for  the older elementary audience
skeeterbo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jack and Annie tied pillows to their heads so the volcano ash wouldn't hurt them. It was neat to read about Pompeii and when Mt. Vesuvius erupted.
judychadwick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jack and Annie go to Pompeii to find a special book to bring back to Morgan La Fay. Looking around too long and not paying attention to warnings, they almost don't make it back to the magic tree house.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series of adventure stories is meant to excite young readers and bring the past alive, but I can't help feeling annoyed every time I read one. Though they're getting a little more interesting, they're really not all that exciting, and Jack chooses to write one or two boring notes that aren't relevent to the story and don't make much sense. This one really annoyed me "Morgan Le Fay" sent the kids off to Pompeii the day Vesuvius erupted so that the people of Camelot could have fun reading the story they picked up. Yeah, don't send them a day or two earlier, but just have them risk their lives so that the people of camelot can be entertained by the book you steal...
Zacswic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Annie and Jack are going to Pompeii but they don't know that is where they are going. But when they need to find the ancient book and they find it a volcano erupts. Will they save themselves or the story will? That is the story in the book they find. I recommend this book to all the people who love adventure, suspense, and magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book which was supposed to be a hardback well it wasn't it's paperback. The pages are bent and are very yellow as if it's several years old. Be careful when buying from this seller you aren't getting what you expect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother readthem and loves the series!s
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God you r all like omg i am 17 and like heart magic tree house. I stopped readibg them in kundergarten
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Climbs up on my bed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shade , are you a mouse? If you're the hamster, that part is taken. But for now, just keep it untill Cookie and Oreo come back.)) Bbs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old niece has about 20 books of the Magic Tree House series. After reading the book, she had alot of questions about volcanos, such as how fast does lava flow, did the people of Pompeii have any warning, why did they build the town so close to a volcano, what about Hawaii? Excellent book. More importantly, it sparked her interest in related topics about volcanos.
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I dont like this book
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Angel was here...bored i dont like this books
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I love this book
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