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Magic Tree House #32: Winter of the Ice Wizard (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Paperback – October 11, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 530L (What's this?)
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) (Book 32)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; A Stepping Stone Book edition (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375873953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375873959
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JACK AND ANNIE, joined by Teddy and Kathleen (from earlier books), travel in the Magic Tree House to a land of snow where the Ice Wizard has captured Morgan and Merlin. The four friends must find the Ice Wizard's missing eye . . . or is it really his heart that is missing?


From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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 over 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.

More About the Author

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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Customer Reviews

My son LOVES to read these books!
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I tried many different books to spark my daughter's interest for reading.
Monica L. Sargeant
Love them and highly recommend it for little kids, boys and girls.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I began reading the Magic Tree House series with my son several years ago. We'd take turns reading sections alod and it helped his reading as well as making him more confident to read aloud in class. He's 13 years old now and doesn't read these anymore but I confess to picking one up still here and there. I've been a fan of fantasy literature for 30 years and sometimes it's nice to take a bit of a break from the latest Robert Jordan behemoth and read something a little lighter both in length and in plot.

This is #32 in mary Pope Osbornes wonderfully imaginative Magic Tree House series. In this one, during Christmas Time Jack and Annie are summoned through the tree house by old friends Teddy and Kathleen. They emerge in a land that is frozen by magic by the Ice Wizard. But the wizard is no villian. He actually wanted Jack and Annie's help in finding Merlin and Morgan Le Fay who have disappeared. Thus begins a typical classic fantasy quest for our heroes.

Most adults can get through one of these in a couple of hours or so and kids in a couple of days. They are well-written, exciting and fun books for kids or adults looking for a small diversion. They really take me back to the days of reading C.S. Lewis and others when I was a kid. Enjoyable for all!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Iceman on March 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
From my 8 year-old:

I felt excited to get a copy of "Winter of the Ice Wizard" by Mary Pope Osborn. This is one of the great stories of "The Magic Tree House" series. These books are about two little kids named Jack and Annie. They travel in a magic tree house.

In this story Jack and Annie have to find the Ice Wizard's eye. The wizard gives them a riddle and a rope with knots in it to help them on their quest. When someone unties a knot the sleigh goes faster. Two big white wolves chase our heros in the snow.

I really liked this book because the story had a lot of mystery and danger. I liked the author's characters, except the Norn sisters. They were too nice! If you want to find out what happens with the wolves at the end, rush to buy this book!

NB: this is the first time my son has ever read a book cover-to-cover!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Meg McGettigan on November 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Another great Jack and Annie adventure. You can count on this series to be full of rich language, historical data and fun. My class loved this one.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I'm 12, & this is the best of the Magic Tree House: Merlin Missions! It's when Jack, Annie, Teddy & Kathleen go to a freezing & bare land, where they meet the Ice Wizard (named in privious M.M.'s), who tells them to retreive his missing eye. Jack & Annie use a sleigh to "sail" across the winter wonderland, they also meet three Norns, who warn them about a Frost Giant! What happens??? Read the book!!!

With the cute addition of tales from places like Scandinavia, which tell of mythical tales, this concudes this set of Merlin Missions. Next in the series, Jack & Annie's adventures will have MAGIC and (Yay!) HISTORY in the stories!!! Mary Pope Osborne...KEEP ON WRITING! Highly reccomened to anyone...Along with the rest of the series (YES: all 32 of them!!) & the wonderful Research Guides: The Facts Behind the Fiction!

Happy Reading, Everyone!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anya Sherwood on April 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My son and I liked this book but I felt is was not the best from the series. It still is very good...a little gory on the removal of the eye description (however, my son loved that part...I guess it is a boy thing). We love these books!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Monica L. Sargeant on March 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I tried many different books to spark my daughter's interest for reading. I love to read and have been reading to her since she was 2 years old. I was so hurt and frustrated when she told me at 5 that she did not like to read. Well, she just didn't like the books I chose for her. She read one of the Magic Tree House books at school and since then has been hooked. I have been getting as many of the books in the series as possible since she just loves to read them! The great part is that these books are introducing her to history in a way that is interesting and fascinating. She has even begged me to get her the research handbooks for some of the books in the series! I couldn't be happier that she loves to read these books. It is so important for kids to read since it is too easy to watch TV, log on to the internet or play video games! She has even started reading before she goes to sleep each night. Thank you MS. Osborne for writing such wonderful books that are engaging for children and help to promote great comprehension skills!

A very happy mother!
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Luna on November 24, 2004
Format: Hardcover
My five year old daughter and I have read all of the Magic Tree house books and waited with great anticipation for this one. Unfortunately we couldn't get past the first chapter because of the notion of the Ice Wizard losing his eyeball and the children having to find it. What a scary concept for children! I'm sure the rest of the book was exciting and well written as are all of them in the series, but I wanted to warn anyone with a sensitive child that this one might be a little too scary.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Winter of the Ice Wizard is an exciting book you should read it. It starts here, The wizard has lost his eye and his heart. So he only has one eyeball left. Jack and Annie must find his eyeball quick! Before they are in danger... So then the wizard gives them the wind string. And they are off! On their way they met fate sisters who wove cloth to make story's. Annie asked them what the first story was about. The fate sisters said: "Oh that is a sad story". "It all starts here: "The wizard had a beatiful daughter, One day he asked her to leave him forever, She cried but she did what he ordered, She found the water world and she was then turned into a swan. I will leave the story so find out more in this story yourself. At the end he got his eyeball but still could not see but when he almosts destroys them Kathleen and Teddy boght back his daghter and she gives back his heart, And then he can see! And also the wolf's become Merlin and Morgen. My opinion is that girls 6+ and boys 7+ will enjoy this.
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