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Magic Tree House #50: Hurry Up, Houdini! [Kindle Edition]

Mary Pope Osborne , Sal Murdocca
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Magic Tree House #50 features Jack and Annie and legendary magician, Harry Houdini! If kids get hooked on Magic Tree House, they're hooked on reading! The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction books, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the "Core Curriculum." With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the book topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series as well as co-author of The Magic Tree House Fact Tracker series, along with her husband, Will, and her sister Natalie Pope Boyce.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated over 200 children's trade and textbooks. He currently teaches children's illustration at Parson's School of Design in New York City. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 5203 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,546 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We loved it. September 14, 2013
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Mary Pope Osborne has been the favorite in my house since 1994, and will always be. My children have grown up with her books and have accredited them to their lifelong love of reading. This latest book is another masterpiece of hers!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great! December 3, 2013
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I think this book was great!
I might have changed some things
myself,but I still think it was a great book.
Read it yourself to see what you think about the
book. Really, you should read it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book November 28, 2013
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I read the book in over 2 days and i think it is a wonderful book for elementary school students. I like how adventurous it is and entertaining. I would definently recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars awsome February 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a fabulous book because it was suspenseful .
We learned a lot about the Houdinis.
It was awesome
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series November 5, 2013
By alex
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My grandchildren LOVE this series. They were very excited to have the newest. They have read them all! These books really inspire reading. They love Jack and Annie , and easily identify with them. Plus they learn wonderful things about history, science, literature and important historical figures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome October 17, 2013
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Such a good book!
It is so awesome of a book!
You have to get this awesome book by Mary Pope Osborne!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful August 28, 2013
By Carlos
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I loved "hurry up Houdini"so much I would not dislike anything.i would recommend this to all M.T.H readers
And I rate 5 to it,one of the best books of M.T.H.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a favorite, but okay August 29, 2013
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My seven year old girl finished this quickly after receiving and didn't have much commentary on it. She said it was just okay compared to some of the other Magic Tree House books she has read. I think these are often dependent on the reader's interest in the time period or subject covered. Some have more sweeping plot lines than others. I think this one just wasn't very interesting to her. She did, however, enjoy the companion book "Magic Tricks from the Tree House."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great item and fast shipping!
Published 10 days ago by StephanieThompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best!!
It was a good book. I have always wanted to do magic. Now I know a couple of tricks. It also, as usual has tons of adventure.
Published 25 days ago by Yanks16
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
magic tree house books are wonderful for my grandchidren and great grandchildren because it is full of mystery,curiosity and true storys

-Weston Mebane
Published 1 month ago by David W Mebane
5.0 out of 5 stars Coolest Book Ever!
This is a cool book. I recommend that you should get it. I think it is really cool. So you should get Hurry Up Houdini!
Published 2 months ago by Bryan M Telford
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Purchased this book as a gift for my daughter who absolutely loves the Magic Tree House series and this book lived up to all expectations. Shipping was fast and prompt. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sammi J.
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Hit for Magic Tree House
I bought this book for my 7 year old grandsons and, as they loved it, I decided to read it. I love the factual information and history embedded in these books and am happy to buy... Read more
Published 4 months ago by J. Armitage
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Jack and Annie
Another great book of Jack and Annie's adventures. Wonderful historical fiction books that help my daughter learn a little history and enjoy reading about a brother and sister... Read more
Published 4 months ago by shopperdkny
5.0 out of 5 stars great series
My daughter loves this book series. Very educational also. The author takes you to different time periods and different famous people
Published 5 months ago by Leslie Allinder Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Book!💁
As someone who loves to write children's literature myself, I have always found Mary Pope Osborne's children's stories, not only full of adventure and excitement, but educational... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Virginia
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic magic tree house.
This is anothe fun story with historical references and our heroes. Their adventures are always cute and interesting, and not too bad to read for the parents!
Published 5 months ago by Keri L. Lappas
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More About the Author

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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