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Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House, No. 39) Hardcover – March 25, 2008

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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.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 520L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375837310
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375837319
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #871,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ABOUT MAGIC TREE HOUSE®:
Widely regarded among parents, teachers, and librarians for its power to instill a passion for reading, Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning Magic Tree House series is an international phenomenon and has sold more than 120 million books worldwide since its debut in 1992, and has been translated into 32 different languages in over 30 international markets. There are currently 51 Magic Tree House books and 28 Fact Trackers, the nonfiction companions to the fiction titles. All Magic Tree House books are available in print, as ebooks and Listening Library audio books, which are all narrated by Mary Pope Osborne. Visit www.MagicTreeHouse.com for more information about the series, activities, and more.

The Magic Tree House Classroom Adventures Program is a free, comprehensive set of online educational resources for teachers developed by Mary Pope Osborne as gift to teachers, to thank them for their enthusiastic support of the series. Complete with lesson plans, curriculum guides, and creative activities, the Classroom Adventures Program incorporates every book in the series, including the nonfiction Fact Tracker titles, enabling teachers to build upon students' interest in Jack and Annie's adventures, while simultaneously meeting core curriculum standards across a multitude of subjects. Educators can learn more at http://mthclassroomadventures.org/.

MARY POPE OSBORNE is an ardent advocate and supporter of children's literacy, and the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including novels, retellings of mythology and folklore, picture books, biographies, and mysteries. From 1993-1997, Ms. Osborne served as president of the Authors Guild, the country's leading organization for published authors. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, visiting schools and speaking on issues related to children's literacy. She recently spoke at the UN regarding the importance of worldwide literacy and was profiled on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams for her continued efforts. Mary has donated over 250,000 books to children in need through her Gift of Books program. She resides in Connecticut. The creator of the Magic Tree House series, Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with her husband, WILL OSBORNE, and her sister, NATALIE POPE BOYCE.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By R. Bronsink on April 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
OK, I'm not reviewing this for myself, although I do enjoy the concept and the stories, but for my (nearly) six year old grandson. He simply adores this series by Mary Pope Osborne...except...at the start of each adventure, when the tree house moves and then stops...when it says..."then everything was still...absolutely still"...anyone remember Abbott and Costello's "slowly I turn, step by step..."?
He just plain squeals when anyone either reads him that part or just starts the quotation (he loves it, though!)
The series shows great imagination (if you can "get over" the part where "magic" is involved. Sometimes I think we lose sight of the fact that magic is simply a storyteller's device to see a different angle of the story or to introduce elements that are more imaginary. If you believe it exists, it does...if you don't, it doesn't) and helps kids to come to grips with cooperation and a bit of self sacrifice, as well as helpfulness. (I don't know about you, but I struggle with that myself, and for our current generation of kids, they need all the help they can get!)
And, quite frankly, I bought it for the grandson because of the Octopus on the cover. He is enamored of this particular sea creature, and the story did not disappoint. (although we have read over 20 of the rest of the series as well, and he only found fault with one that I can remember, and I can't recall which title that was...)
As soon as his mom had read him this one (it was a birthday present), he wanted it read to him again, and that to me says that it hit the right note with him.
The "Magic Tree House" series is a grand adventure for all concerned. It enthralls the younger readers (or being read to), and is a joy for the parents to read to their children or grandchildren. Covering all sorts of adventure and relationship topics, as well as great brother-sister dialogue, it's just plain fun!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By VS Grenier Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on August 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
REVIEWED BY: Wayne S. Walker
The latest "Magic Tree House" book (#39) is now out. This time Jack and Annie are whisked back to the 1870s in the South Pacific to join the crew of the HMS Challenger on their scientific exploration of the dark depths of the ocean. They get to meet some real historical characters, such as scientist Henry Moseley and Professor Charles Wyville Thomson. From 1872 to 1876, the Challenger sailed nearly 70,000 miles around the world and found more than 4,000 new species of sea life. However, will Jack and Annie survive a raging storm at sea and the tentacles of a giant octopus to get back to Frog Creek, PA, with their new secret of happiness for Merlin?

We have been reading the Magic Tree House books since they first came out, and both of our boys have enjoyed them. What I like about them is that a lot of history and a good deal of geography, along with a little bit of traditional myth and legend, are included in a fictional story that appeals to children. So the books are educational, but they are also fun! While some of Jack and Annie's dialogue is a little stilted, for the most part these books do not talk down to children but challenge both their thinking and their vocabulary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oak Knoll on May 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
The book Dark Day in the Deep Sea is all about an adventure. The main characters are Jack and Annie. It takes place on a boat in the sea. The octopus is another main character. The octopus attacks the boat, grabs Jack and Annie and takes them into the deep sea

I like this because it is mysterious and goes back in time. I like it so much I can’t stop reading it! I recommend this book to first, second, third and fourth graders. I also recommend this book to people who like mysteries and old things that are true. This book is best read with a flashlight while hiding under the covers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ME on April 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
the lesson in this book is about compassion for creatures we may not know much about; which takes place in the 1800's and scientists on the HMS Challenger, which really existed, as did the scientist Moseley. This was a time of exploration for scientist and a field that opened up called oceanography. My four year old enjoys these books immensely. This was not one of his favorites, but he still rates it as a "love it."
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By NM on September 19, 2014
Format: Paperback
“Magic Tree House: Dark Day in the Deep Sea” is the story of a boy named Jack and his little sister Annie. They have to go on a mission to the sea and find a secret of happiness. On their journey, they meet three men named Henry, Tommy, and Joe, an octopus, and a captain.

“‘IMMMMMNOOOOOMONNNSTERRR!’ the octopus fell back into the water.”

I think that people should get this book because it’s funny. I liked the book very much and I recommend you to read it, especially if you are into fantasy.
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By T. Skorupa on May 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
The Magic Tree House Series is wonderful. My 10 yr old daughter had been reading the series since she was 8. It appeals to both boys & girls. It also stresses cooperation & a bond between siblings. Not only is it fun but the author does an amazing job teaching kids about everything from history to animal species. Whenever a new book is coming out she insists on pre-ordering it so she can get it immediately!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My grandchildren can't wait for the new books of this series. They wer so thrilled when I brought it over and it's read in one to two days. They already told me how much they liked it and wish the new one was on it's way. I told them it's on order for when it's released.
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