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Magic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts [Kindle Edition]

Mary Pope Osborne , Sal Murdocca
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jack and Annie are on their second mission to find—and inspire—artists to bring happiness to millions. After traveling to New Orleans, Jack and Annie come head to head with some real ghosts, as well as discover the world of jazz when they meet a young Louis Armstrong!

From the Hardcover edition.

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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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Mary Pope Osborne recounts her latest Jack and Annie adventure. This time the duo is off to New Orleans to convince the young Louis Armstrong to share his talent with the world. As Jack and Annie experience early-twentieth-century New Orleans, Osborne intertwines details of daily life during the period with the story of the early years of the "King of Jazz." Osborne narrates at a slow but purposeful pace. She makes clear that the setting is as much a part of the story as the characters and the action. Her authentic voice speaks directly to listeners and brings her child-friendly characters to life. A.R. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book December 5, 2009
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Jack and Annie go to New Orleans to meet Louis Armstrong. He is busy and can't hang out with them, so they tag along with him while he's working. I like the part when Jack and Annie follow Dipper (Louis' nickname) on the road. Jack and Annie have no shoes on so when they walk, they say "Ow!" This book was great because it has food in it, and Jack and Annie and Dipper eat gumbo and doughnuts. Like when they go in the River Cafe and they meet rude waiters there. This was a very interesting book. I would give it about 4 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! October 28, 2009
I have to say the series just gets better and better with every book Mary Pope Osbourne writes! Don't be afraid to jump around in the series to get kids hooked! We've read more than 30 books in the Magic Tree House series and my six year old picked up Ghosts after dinner, asked to get up from bed to finish one more chapter and then finished it after breakfast! A real page turner. Glad we got it in hard cover so it will last our favorite books tour of families! Thanks again Mary!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! September 24, 2009
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I know some would say haw many times can an author take us on a journey with similar characters. I say Mary Pope Osbourne can. I am always surprised to see the story is fresh. I read them with my kids and because I do not want to recommend a book without reading it first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magic tree house a good night for ghosts May 28, 2013
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I chose this score because because this book was a very interesting book because it had a very good details. In this book they go into a black Smith shop and a ghost pirate ghosts jumps out from the ceiling and scars every one. The pictures are very interesting and detailed. But I did not like that the pictures were in black and white. I think that you will like this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my 7 year old cant put these down! December 2, 2012
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my youngest daughter just cant put these down. she especially likes the ones with ghosts, and spookiness! the only thing is i wish mary osborne would make longer books! my 7 yr old just loves these, but reads them like lightening. She finished this one in an hour!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have! October 26, 2012
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We love Mary Pope Osborne!!!! All of my children have enjoyed her books, and they span in ages from 25-8 years old.I attribute her interesting books to their high literacy grades :).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great price July 18, 2011
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A book store said this book wasn't available yet but I was able to buy it a price cheaper than paperback would have been later on when it came out. It was in mint condition --- better than described!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! July 30, 2010
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I have been reading magic tree house for a long time and it is one of my favorites. I think it has the most facts out of the series. Mary Pope Osborne is a talented author!
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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 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

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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