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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Series: Magic Tree House
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Slp Pap/Ps edition (September 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375849912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375849916
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 7.7 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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My 5 year old loves reading these books.
Pamela
Excellent series for my second grader - he reads one book every 2 days and can't wait to get to the next one!
Marissa
It has short chapters, and is easy to read.
C3Killer

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Mark Haynes on November 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
The Magic Tree House series turned my unenthusiastic grandson into a book lover. Having trouble finding books he'd actually sit down and read, I bought a couple of these titles at his school's book fair. He picked one up that afternoon, and didn't come out of his room until dinner time, and then went back in his room to finish the book. Read a whole book in one day. Now, he does it all the time! He loves this series, and it has made him a fan of many other types of books, as well. He now loves to read. He even picks up the encyclopedia and reads it!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By S. Lucas on January 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
A must-have for any child who wants to read the Magic Tree House Series in order (and there is a serial element to the books, so it's indeed helpful). The value is amazing, but the absolute best part is the fold-out poster that's included. On one side is a timeline to follow the historical periods of Jack and Annie's adventures; the other side is a world map where the setting of each book is labelled.My seven-year-old has not only gained a love of reading from these books, but she's also learned about historical events all over the globe.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
My preschooler loved Books 1-4 which I read aloud to her [sound effects and all!], and I decided getting the boxed set of Magic Tree House Vols 1-28 would be a worthwhile investment, as I can envision her 'growing' with this series and hopefully reading the books by herself someday. The books should preferably be read in order so getting the boxed set precludes having to hunt around for the various titles in the series. I love the fold-out poster that comes with this boxed set which consists of a timeline describing Jack and Annie, our intrepid explorer siblings' adventures through the ages, and a map of the world. These books are not just a fun way of inculcating a love for reading in children, but also a love for history!
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51 of 65 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on July 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
We gave Magic Tree House every opportunity to win us over. I even had a dedicated shelf for MTH in my kids' room. We stuck it out for about a year, but nobody really liked these books. Not even me. Some negatives:

o The books are uninteresting. Very little happens in the way of plot.
o The books (particularly the higher-numbered books) seem to serve as a vehicle for eat-your-vegetables-save-the-planet-live-in-harmony-with-the-zodiac type sermons to kids. Blah.
o There's too much narration in the books.
o Jack and Annie aren't beloved (or belovable) characters.

Worst of all -- It is a torment to read them out loud because of the back and forth conversational doldrums. Jack said... Annie said... Jack said... Then Annie said... Jack said... Annie asked... Jack said... Annie said... (yawn yawnitty yawn)

These books are valuable in one sense -- they are informative about other times and places -- the settings are interesting. But the settings alone don't make up for the dippy story lines and poor story telling.

Magic Tree House gets pushed hard by some kindergarten and first-grade teachers as good books for boys. Bookstore clerks also take the easy way out and push Magic Tree House. In my opinion (as a reader and a Mom of boys), there are better ways to bridge your child from step books to chapter books.

Try Roscoe Riley Rules or Geronimo Stilton -- both are much more entertaining.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C3Killer on December 28, 2010
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This came exactly as pictured, it is a boxed set of books. My kid LOVES this series! It has short chapters, and is easy to read. He is only 5 1/2 and can read 90% of the book. Anything that makes my son WANT to read is a good buy, and since there are 28 books in this box, he is going to be reading for awhile! Thanks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sharp12345 on October 28, 2010
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Can't believe the price for what you get! Better than scholastic book pricing. My children (ages 5 to 10 boys and girls) all love them! I enjoyed listening to the audio CD as a family. Definately reccomend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Franca Vicendese on April 16, 2010
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My son loves these books and cannot put them down. He started reading them the day they arrived in the mail and by the afternoon of the same day had finished the first 4 books. I am glad I bought the boxed set as at this rate he will be finished in a week!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Laura on April 27, 2009
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My daughter is 5 and we read the books together. She loves the adventures and is looking forward to being able to read these herself. I will definately purchase the next set of books in the series.
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