How many magic tree house books are there total


Magic Tree House Series in Order by Mary Pope Osborne

1 Dinosaurs Before Dark General Fiction / GF Jul-1992 4
2 The Knight at Dawn General Fiction / GF Jan-1993 5
3 Mummies in the Morning General Fiction / GF Aug-1993 4
4 Pirates Past Noon General Fiction / GF Feb-1994 5
5 Night of the Ninjas General Fiction / GF Mar-1995 5
6 Afternoon on the Amazon General Fiction / GF Aug-1995 5
7 Sunset of the Sabertooth General Fiction / GF Mar-1996 5
8 Midnight on the Moon General Fiction / GF Nov-1996 4
9 Dolphins at Daybreak General Fiction / GF Apr-1997 5
10 Ghost Town at Sundown General Fiction / GF Sep-1997 4. 5
11 Lions at Lunchtime General Fiction / GF Jan-1998 5
12 Polar Bears Past Bedtime General Fiction / GF Jan-1998 4
13 Vacation Under The Volcano General Fiction / GF Mar-1998 5
14 Day of the Dragon King General Fiction / GF Apr-1998 5
15 Viking Ships at Sunrise General Fiction / GF Aug-1998 5
16 Hour of the Olympics General Fiction / GF Oct-1998 5
17 Tonight on the Titanic General Fiction / GF Mar-1999 5
18 Buffalo Before Breakfast General Fiction / GF May-1999 5
19 Tigers at Twilight General Fiction / GF Aug-1999 4
20 Dingoes at Dinnertime General Fiction / GF Mar-2000 5
21 Civil War on Sunday General Fiction / GF May-2000 5
22 Revolutionary War on Wednesday General Fiction / GF Sep-2000 5
23 Twister on Tuesday General Fiction / GF Mar-2001 5
24 Earthquake in the Early Morning General Fiction / GF Jul-2001 5
25 Stage Fright on a Summer Night General Fiction / GF Mar-2002 4
26 Good Morning, Gorillas General Fiction / GF Jul-2002 5
27 Thanksgiving on Thursday General Fiction / GF Sep-2002 5
28 High Tide in Hawaii General Fiction / GF Mar-2003 5
29 Christmas in Camelot General Fiction / GF Oct-2001 5
30 Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve General Fiction / GF Aug-2003 5
31 Summer of the Sea Serpent General Fiction / GF Mar-2004 5
32 Winter of the Ice Wizard General Fiction / GF Oct-2004 4
33 Carnival at Candlelight General Fiction / GF Mar-2005 5
34 Season of the Sandstorms General Fiction / GF Jul-2005 4
35 Night of the New Magicians General Fiction / GF Mar-2006 5
36 Blizzard of the Blue Moon General Fiction / GF Oct-2006 4
37 Dragon of the Red Dawn General Fiction / GF Mar-2007 5
38 Monday with a Mad Genius General Fiction / GF Sep-2007 5
39 Dark Day in the Deep Sea General Fiction / GF Apr-2008 4
40 Eve of the Emperor Penguin General Fiction / GF Oct-2008 5
41 Moonlight on the Magic Flute General Fiction / GF Mar-2009 5
42 A Good Night for Ghosts General Fiction / GF Aug-2009 4
43 Leprechaun in Late Winter General Fiction / GF Jan-2010 4
44 A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time General Fiction / GF Sep-2010 5
45 A Crazy Day With Cobras General Fiction / GF Jan-2011 5
46 Dogs in the Dead of Night General Fiction / GF Aug-2011 4.5
47 Abe Lincoln at Last! General Fiction / GF Dec-2011 4
48 A Perfect Time for Pandas General Fiction / GF Jul-2012 5
49 Stallion by Starlight Action Adventure / AA Apr-2013 5
50 Hurry Up, Houdini! Action Adventure / AA Jul-2013 5
51 High Time for Heroes Action Adventure / AA Jan-2014 5
52 Soccer on Sunday Action Adventure / AA Jun-2014 5
53 Shadow of the Shark Action Adventure / AA Jun-2015 5
54 Balto of the Blue Dawn Action Adventure / AA Jan-2016 5
55 Night of the Ninth Dragon Action Adventure / AA Aug-2016 5
56 A Big Day for Baseball Action Adventure / AA Aug-2017 5
57 Hurricane Heroes in Texas Action Adventure / AA Aug-2018 5
58 Warriors in Winter General Fiction / GF Jan-2019 4
59 To the Future, Ben Franklin! General Fiction / GF Jul-2019 4.5
60 Narwhal on a Sunny Night General Fiction / GF Jan-2020 4
61 Late Lunch with Llamas General Fiction / GF Jul-2020 4
62 Camp Time in California General Fiction / GF Mar-2021 5
63 Sunlight on the Snow Leopard General Fiction / GF Jan-2022 2

A Full List of The Magic Treehouse Books and Their Reading Levels

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Mary Pope Osborne’s The Magic Tree House is one of the most beloved series in children’s literature. These classic stories, illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca, have captivated kids since the first book was published back in the early 90s, and they’re still going strong today.

There are currently over 50 Magic Treehouse books, with new ones published as recently as last year. And now, Mary Pope Osborne has announced that her world-famous series is embarking on a whole new adventure as a collection of graphic novels.

But with so many books to choose from and various splinter stories within the series, it can be hard to figure out which books are suitable for which young readers.

In this article, I’ll cover everything you need to know about the reading levels and recommended age ranges for The Magic Treehouse books, from the original series to the newer incarnations. But before we get down to business, let me explain what these incredible adventure stories are all about…

Table of Contents

An Introduction to The Magic Treehouse Books

In case you’re not familiar with The Magic Treehouse, here’s a quick overview of the series.

The adventures first begin when a brother and sister named Jack and Annie Smith discover a magical treehouse packed with spellbinding books. Each book has the power to take the siblings on a new and incredible journey through time and space.

The classic Magic Treehouse stories began with the 1992 release of “Dinosaurs Before Dark,” which sets the scene for Jack and Annie’s treehouse discovery and sees the pair embark on their first-ever adventure, traveling millions of years back in time to the Prehistoric era.

There are a further 33 books in the original series, which initially spanned over more than a decade. Then, in the early 2000s, author Mary Pope Osborne decided to take the series in a new direction with her spin-off series, The Magic Tree House: Merlin Missions. She later revisited the original series after a gap of several years, adding several other books to the collection.

The Merlin Missions books still feature the same nail-biting adventures as the classic series, but in these stories, Jack and Annie start receiving missions from a powerful, ancient wizard named Merlin the Magician. They also team up with another duo of kids, Kathleen and Teddy, who often join them on their quests and help them out of sticky situations.

The original series and the Merlin Missions stories are the two fiction branches of The Magic Treehouse books, but there’s an additional non-fiction collection too. In 2000, Mary Pope Osborne joined forces with her husband Will Osborne and her sister Natalie Pope Boyce to write the companion titles ‘The Magic Tree House Fact Trackers.’ Each book is packed full of facts and information relating to one of the fictional books from both of the major series I mentioned above.

So far, there are 43 Fact Trackers books, with the most recent one published in July 2020 and a brand new one due for release in early 2022.

Reading Ages and Recommendations for The Magic Treehouse Fiction Books

There are so many Magic Treehouse books to choose from, but they’re not all suitable for the same age range or ability.

Below, I’ll list the two separate fiction series and explain the recommended reading levels for each one.

There are four major reading level systems in America, and each one uses a different framework to grade both books and readers, taking into account things like vocabulary, grammar, and sentence length.

The four frameworks are Lexile, Fountas & Pinnell/Guided, Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA), and Accelerated Reader(AR). To make things easier, I’ll list the score for each one (where available,) and I’ll also include the book’s recommended age range in years.

The Original Magic Treehouse Series

The original books are generally suited to children aged between six and ten years old who can read independently. Having said that, every kid is different, and reading ability and age don’t always correlate in the same way. For example, some kids are already quite advanced in their reading at five years old and could well be ready to embark on their first-ever Magic Treehouse adventure.

On the other hand, kids who struggle with reading may want to wait until they’re a little older to give these books a try.

The stories in the original series are generally shorter than the later publications and written for a younger audience. They’re printed in relatively large text, and they make a great first introduction to the world of chapter books.

Book 1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, 1992

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 2.6
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 510L

Book 2: The Knight at Dawn, 1993

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 2.9
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 500L

Book 3: Mummies in the Morning, 1993

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 2. 7
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 500L

Book 4: Pirates Past Noon, 1994

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 2.8
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 490L

Book 5: Night of the Ninjas, 1995

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 2.7
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 490L

Book 6: Afternoon on the Amazon, 1995

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 2.6
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 510L

Book 7: Sunset of the Sabertooth, 1996

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3. 0
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 520L

Book 8: Midnight on the Moon, 1996

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 2.8
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 490L

Book 9: Dolphins at Daybreak, 1997

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.1
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 540L

Book 10: Ghost Town at Sundown, 1997

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.0
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 510L

Book 11: Lions at Lunchtime, 1998

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3. 0
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 550L

Book 12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime, 1998

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 570L

Book 13: Vacation Under the Volcano, 1998

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 410L

Book 14: Day of the Dragon King, 1998

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 380L

Book 15: Viking Ships at Sunrise, 1998

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3. 3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 570L

Book 16: Hour of the Olympics, 1998

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 380L

Book 17: Tonight on the Titanic, 1999

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.1
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 550L

Book 18: Buffalo Before Breakfast, 1999

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 560L

Book 19: Tigers at Twilight, 1999

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3. 0
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 510L

Book 20: Dingoes at Dinnertime, 2000

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.2
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 570L

Book 21: Civil War on Sunday, 2000

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.4
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 580L

Book 22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday, 2000

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.5
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 450L

Book 23: Twister on Tuesday, 2001

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3. 2
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 570L

Book 24: Earthquake In the Early Morning, 2001

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 590L

Book 25: Stage Fright on a Summer Night, 2002

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 560L

Book 26: Good Morning, Gorillas, 2002

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 510L

Book 27: Thanksgiving on Thursday, 2002

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3. 3
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 590L

Book 28: High Tide in Hawaii, 2003

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.4
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 570L

Book 29: A Big Day for Baseball, 2017

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.4
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30
Lexile: 400L

Book 30: Hurricane Heroes in Texas, 2018

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.4
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30
Lexile: 470L

Book 31: Warriors in Winter, 2019

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3. 4
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N/M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 410L

Book 32: To the Future, Ben Franklin! 2019

Recommended Age Group: 6-9
AR: 3.4
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30
Lexile: 420L

Book 33: Narwhal on a Sunny Night, 2020

Recommended Age Group: 6-10
AR: 3.4
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30-34
Lexile: 440L

Book 34: Late Lunch with Llamas, 2020

Recommended Age Group: 6-10
AR: 3.4
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30-34
Lexile: 410L

The Magic Treehouse: Merlin Missions Books

The 27 books in the Merlin Missions spin-off series are substantially longer than the classic stories above; in fact, many of them are double the length. They also have smaller print, more words on each page, more challenging vocabulary, and a more advanced reading level.

So, while the original series is suitable for competent readers aged six and above, the Merlin Missions books are tailored to seven to ten-year-olds. Children who struggle with reading may want to wait until they are even older to tackle this series and instead work their way through the original chapter books first. Once they’ve mastered those, they should be ready to move on up to this big-kid series.

Book 1: Christmas in Camelot, 2001

Recommended Age Group:
7-10
AR: 3.7
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 480L

Book 2: Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve, 2003

Recommended Age Group:
7-10
AR: 3.6
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 460L

Book 3: Summer of the Sea Serpent, 2004

Recommended Age Group:
7-10
AR: 3. 8
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 550L

Book 4: Winter of the Ice Wizard, 2004

Recommended Age Group:
7-10
AR: 3.8
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 530L

Book 5: Carnival at Candlelight, 2005

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.9
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30
Lexile: 590L

Book 6: Season of the Sandstorms, 2005

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.9
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30
Lexile: 580L

Book 7: Night of the New Magicians, 2006

Recommended Age Group:
7-10
AR: 4. 0
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30
Lexile: 530L

Book 8: Blizzard of the Blue Moon, 2006

Recommended Age Group:
7-10
AR: 3.9
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 24
Lexile: 570L

Book 9: Dragon of the Red Dawn, 2007

Recommended Age Group:
7-10
AR: 3.9
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 580L

Book 10: Monday with a Mad Genius, 2007

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.8
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 590L

Book 11: Dark Day in the Deep Sea, 2008

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3. 8
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 520L

Book 12: Eve of the Emperor Penguin, 2008

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.7
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 530L

Book 13: Moonlight on the Magic Flute, 2009

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.7
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 500L

Book 14: A Good Night for Ghosts, 2009

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.6
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 490L

Book 15: Leprechaun in Late Winter, 2009

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3. 6
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 500L

Book 16: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, 2010

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.6
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 520L

Book 17: A Crazy Day with Cobras, 2011

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 4.0
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 570L

Book 18: Dogs in the Dead of Night, 2011

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 4.0
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 530L

Book 19: Abe Lincoln at Last! 2011

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3. 5
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 470L

Book 20: A Perfect Time for Pandas, 2012

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.8
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 28
Lexile: 500L

Book 21: Stallion by Starlight, 2013

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.8
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 500L

Book 22: Hurry Up, Houdini! 2013

Recommended Age Group:
7-10
AR: 3.7
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: M
DRA: 24
Lexile: 520L

Book 23: High Time for Heroes, 2014

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 4. 1
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 560L

Book 24: Soccer on Sunday, 2014

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 4.1
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 570L

Book 25: Shadow of the Shark, 2015

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 4.2
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 30
Lexile: 550L

Book 26: Balto of the Blue Dawn, 2016

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 3.9
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 580L

Book 27: Night of the Ninth Dragon, 2016

Recommended Age Group: 7-10
AR: 4. 0
Fountas & Pinnell/Guided: N
DRA: 28-30
Lexile: 590L

Conclusion

So there you have it, the reading levels and recommended reader age range for every fiction book across both of the Magic Treehouse series.

If your kids have already blasted through these titles and still can’t get enough of Jack and Annie’s incredible adventures, check out The Magic Tree House Survival Guide, a how-to manual packed full of tips and tricks from the siblings themselves. It also contains nail-biting real-life survival stories and everything a kid needs to know in order to escape scary situations like fires, earthquakes, and even shark attacks! The latest edition also contains a brand new bonus chapter on how to survive a pandemic!

Does your kid love The Magic Tree House books? Or perhaps you loved to read them yourself as a child? Either way, I’d love to hear about everyone’s favorite books in the series and why you love them, so drop me a comment in the box below!

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It turns out that a huge number of book characters just love to travel through time! It is no wonder that young Americans, siblings Jack and Annie, also took advantage of the opportunity to make some fascinating journeys into the past.

A magic tree house helped them in this.

All books in the series are different in thickness, and this is no accident!

A little later, I will definitely tell you what it is.

In the first book, Dinosaurs at Twilight, our heroes will be transported back to the age of the dinosaurs.

It all started with the fact that Annie, this restless inventor, discovered a very unusual tree house in the most ordinary forest.

This house was “full of books. Books were everywhere." After this read phrase, the children told me: “Well, it’s just like ours!” :))

While examining a book with drawings of dinosaurs, Jack rather inadvertently expressed aloud his desire to see this same dinosaur. And then a miracle happened: the house began to turn, faster and faster.

And when the house stopped, the children realized that there was a completely different forest around and real dinosaurs in huge numbers.

Having seen Pteranodon, Triceratops and some other dinosaurs, the children noticed a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Now he had to flee from him.

Pteranodon and a book with views of their native city helped the children return.

Naturally, once having been on an incredible journey, Jack and Annie just couldn't stop! Therefore, they again visited the magical house, which this time brought the children to the era of knights.

Everything is very interesting in this mysterious era.

But far from safe, especially for outsiders.

Eventually the unknown knight helps Jack and Annie back to the treehouse.

The third book in the series, Mummies in the Morning, is much thicker than the first two.

And all because it contains not only the adventure story itself, but also the popular science add-on “Fact Hunters. Mummies and pyramids. The first part of the book is quite standard: they came, they saw an interesting picture, the house began to spin, they ended up in Ancient Egypt.

And then Jack and Annie helped the ghostly Queen Khutepi find the Book of the Dead by solving the hieroglyphic puzzle.

A short and non-binding adventure. But in the second part of the book, the most interesting begins! All the most interesting details about the life of the ancient Egyptians. What did the Nile give the Egyptians,

how did they read the hieroglyphs,

what were the houses like in this hot climate,

what did Egyptian children play,

and lots of other interesting details about pharaohs, religion, artisans, mummies, amulets, pyramid building and more.

Pirates of the Afternoon is the latest book in the series to date.

On their next journey, Jack and Annie not only find themselves in an unusual place and unusual situation,

but also discover the secret of Captain Kidd's treasure.

They also get to know the mistress of the magic tree house.

In general, I am not personally interested in the pirate theme at all, however, when I started reading the supplement to this book, I could not tear myself away. So interesting! It turns out that there were pirates who served their country. They took part of the loot for themselves, and part went to the authorities of the country they served.

There were even female pirates in history.

Each pirate ship had its own code (set of rules). And one could not look at the food of wandering robbers without tears.

Gold was considered the best booty for pirates.

But the pirates almost never buried treasures, because they quickly spent all their booty when they landed on the ground. So, pirate treasures can only be found at the bottom of the sea.

In general, the series is quite interesting. I definitely recommend that you at least take a look at it.


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P.S. In total, the author has written more than 50 books in the original Magic Tree House Books series! It is not yet clear whether all of them will be translated into Russian.

P.P.S. In my exclusively personal and very modest adult view, this series, in terms of its adventure component, loses to our domestic books about Dasha from the Adventures in Time series (once and twice). However, I admit that someone can be delighted with the adventures of Jack and Annie. Moreover, so far there are much more of them than Dasha's. 🙂 However, it should be noted that the informative additional part "Fact Hunters" in the "Magic Tree House" series is beyond praise!

P. P.P.S. I found a trailer for a Japanese cartoon based on the Magic Tree House. This is what I think is awesome! It's a cartoon that I would love to see. 🙂

P.P.P.P.S. Paper still smears ... While reading books - no one got dirty and did not complain. I took pictures (I ironed the pages, leveled them) - my hands are like those of a stoker...

Sabertooth at sunset. (Magic Tree House - 7)

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New York Times bestseller. The Magic Tree House series has a circulation of 145 million copies. 28 years remains the best historical adventure series for younger students.

The authors: Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocka
Translator: Irina Yushchenko

ISBN: 978-5-00074-289-1
Pages: 192
Weight: 282 g.
Dimensions: 141x201x21 mm.

This is the seventh book in the Magic Tree House series.
One summer in the woods surrounding the town of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared.
He was found by Jack, who is eight years old, and his seven-year-old sister, Annie. The children climbed into the house and saw that it was full of books.
Very soon, Jack and Annie learned that the house was not simple, but magical. The house was able to transfer people into books. To do this, you just had to point your finger at the picture and say: "I want to go there."
Jack and Annie have traveled to the Age of Dinosaurs, Old England, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Japan and the Amazon forests.
They also discovered that the mistress of the house was Morgana le Fay, a sorceress and collector of books. Morgana was born in the time of King Arthur. She traveled through time and space and collected books everywhere.

And now Jack and Annie have a new journey and acquaintance . .. with cavemen.

The Magic Tree House series celebrates its 28th anniversary in 2020.
Books "Magic Tree House" have received recognition in the world and have become modern classics of children's reading for adventures (it takes the child's breath away) and for very correctly (from the child's psychology) selected facts about certain historical periods.
Considered an ideal series for the first independent reading of younger students. Correctly chosen phrases, short paragraphs, dialogues, large letters, adventure, illustrations and - the desire to find out what will be provided next. And that means reading to the end. Myself. What’s more, the book isn’t thick.
In 2006, the Magical Tree House series of books surpassed Harry Potter in popularity and reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
Books translated into 20 languages.
145 million copies sold.

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About the book

The success of books about the magical tree house has become simply stunning. The style and techniques invented by Mary Pope Osborne, many have tried (and are trying) to imitate. How to tell children important facts about different historical eras? Through historical adventures. But it was not possible to surpass Mary Pope Osborne. "Magic Tree House" remains a model of historical adventure literature for young (independent) readers.
Books were immediately conceived as historical adventures, when through the eyes of the main characters, readers should see the distinctive features of a particular era.
The image of Jack, the elder brother, is conceived as the image of a boy who is interested in everything and who tries to learn everything and not miss anything. Therefore, Jack always has a notebook and a pen with him. He is very observant and tries to write down everything he learns.
The image of the younger sister is just the opposite, very emotional and enthusiastic, Annie trusts her feelings more, she is very spontaneous and always manages to get into difficult situations, which, of course, eventually turn into adventures.
Mary Pope Osborne, after the release of the first few books and their overwhelming success, decided to create a special non-fiction supplement ("Fact Hunters") for each adventure book: Annie and Jack, the heroes of the adventure, tell in more detail and in a more structured way about that era, into which they were transferred. But the information is presented not as an encyclopedia, and not as a textbook, and not as a guide, but as a fascinating story on behalf of children, but to children - readers. Since the books themselves are not without humor, the scientific part is also written with humor. "Fact Hunters" really liked the readers. And subsequent editions became double: under the same cover were both adventures and scientific facts. And in this seventh book, published in Russian, "Sabertooth at Sunset", you will find both adventures and a popular science part about what the ice age is, sabertooths and cavemen.

What this book is about
Dear readers!
After the adventures in Sabertooth at Sunset, we were very sorry to leave the world of the Ice Age. Therefore, we got down to business and began to look for information about that era. We wanted to know more about the people who lived during the Ice Age, when saber-toothed cats roamed the earth. First of all, we went to the library and searched all the shelves there in search of suitable books. Then we went to the Internet for information. There you can learn so much about how people lived many thousands of years ago! And finally, we learned something about huge saber-toothed tigers and other interesting animals. Imagine, scientists are still finding animals frozen in ice that can be studied!
So take a notebook and a warm jacket - it will be cold! We're heading into an ice age! Brrr, well the weather!

Jack, Annie

Why did we decide to publish this book?
classics of children's world literature
the best historical books for children
ideal for children who begin to read on their own

Who is this book for?
For children 7-10 years old.
You can read a book out loud with your family.
Ideal for first reading on your own
For those who are interested in the Ice Age, saber-toothed tigers, and want to learn a lot of interesting things.
Excellent supplementary material for the school curriculum
for adventure lovers
when you need to help your child learn a lot of new and interesting things - read "Magic Tree House"
What Mary Pope Osborne writes about her books:
tree, then I will definitely insert some facts about the places and times where Jack and Annie go. The book is finished, and I want the reader to know even more. That's why my husband Will, my sister Natalie Pope Boys and I decided to write a series of educational books, one for each treehouse adventure. We called these books Fact Hunters because we love fact hunters ourselves! Dinosaurs, pyramids, the first settlers, sea monsters, cobras - no matter what we study, we each time re-understand how amazing the world around is and how much the unexpected is hidden in it. And we want to share this surprise with you: take out a pencil, open a notebook and - forward along the path of brave explorers. You, too, can become a Fact Hunter!

Here's what children write to Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series:
I used to read almost nothing at all, and then I read all the books about the magic house and couldn't stop. I read more and more. You write the main thing, and I will read. – Seth L.

When I came across your book, I just couldn't put it down!!! I really, really love this series! – Lisa L.

I really like the fairy house books. These are my favorite books… Today I was asked to write about three people whom I would like to invite over for dinner. I chose Thomas Jefferson, Nicolas Cage and guess who else! Mary Pope Osborne. – Will B.

I've read all of your books... I like them so much that if you don't write anymore, I'll probably go crazy. – Stephanie Z.

As soon as I started reading (your book), I couldn't put it down until I was done. I feel like I'm in the book myself, along with Jack and Annie. I learned so many new and interesting things. You write the best! – Eliza D.

Parents and teachers love the magic treehouse books too!
I have four sons who are in school, and they all love Jack and Annie's adventure books! We look forward to every release! We also give your books to friends and cousins ​​for Christmas and birthdays - a great gift for both children and parents! – S. Anders

One day we heard children in the school yard laughing and talking about some "extraordinary friends". We began to find out what kind of friends they were, and it turned out that they were none other than Jack and Annie. The kids just love your books. And we parents are so pleased to see that children love to read. – M. Knepper and P. Contessa

Soon our library will have a novelty that I have been dreaming about for so long. We will have a real magic tree house made of boards, and the tree itself will be painted on the wall ... We have so many experts in these books in every class. It's great that children are so passionate about reading and want to read more and more! – R. Lok

Here's what children, parents and teachers say about the Fact Hunters series:
"Awfully interesting! I'm looking forward to the next book! I won't retell it, but one thing is for sure: these books are captivating" - Alexander N.

" I've read all the magic treehouse books and the new series [Fact Hunters] has even more to say about everything that happened there" - John R.

Annie in the past. I really like this series, especially the book "The War of Independence. And only then I realized how much I learned from them!" - Tori Beth S.

"[These books] are a wonderful way to get, so to speak, the background of all those entertaining adventures that began with The Magic Tree House. Well, it's simply impossible not to buy a corresponding issue of Fact Hunters with each adventure book in this series." They complement each other so well." - Erika N., mum

"This series [Fact Hunters] has helped my children take many amazing journeys and witness major historical events. These detailed fact books are a wonderful addition to classic adventure books. tree house books we love so much!" - Jenny S., Mom

"[These books] help me a lot in my work, because with them the students become full-fledged participants in the planning process. Together with the guys, we find facts in the books ["Fact Hunters"] that supplement what we learned from the adventure books. books in this series.We study different topics, prepare joint activities - for example, based on the facts from the book "Ancient Greece and the Olympiad", we arranged our own Olympiad in our class - and all this helps children understand how great it is to learn new things !" - Paula H., teacher

Additional materials for working with the book

Magic tree house: when the desire to teach coincided with the desire to learn"

From 16 to 18 December, an online conference "Book non-fiction for children and teenagers" was held on the website of the magazine "Reading to Children".


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