Dinosaurs Before Dark

Paperback | July 28, 1992

byMary Pope OsborneIllustratorSal Murdocca

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Jack and Annie's very first fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Where did the tree house come from?

Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur's dinner?

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A tree house that travels through time? Not possible, says Jack. But he has to admit--when he and his younger sister, Annie, start running into dinosaurs--that they're not in Frog Creek, PA, anymore. The first book is an entertaining time-travel fantasy series for young readers

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Jack and Annie's very first fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!Where did the tree house come from?Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark . . . or will they become...

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Illus. in black-and-white. "With an entertaining blend of fact, farce, and fantasy, Osborne tells the story of Jack and his sister, Annie, who take a trip in a magic tree house and land in a time 65 million years ago. They find dinosaurs and volcanoes and adventure. Veteran storyteller Osborne builds the power of reading into the story...

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 Wi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.6 × 5.2 × 0.2 inPublished:July 28, 1992Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679824111

ISBN - 13:9780679824114

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent book! This is a great book for children and adults! It's very interesting and informative! It's a great start to a series. The only thing that would make this book better is if the photos were in color.
Date published: 2013-02-05
Rated out of 5 by from IndigoKids Recommends: Experts' Favourites This series is educational, fanstastical and fun and who would not want to transport themselves into a book? I think they are a wonderful way to introduce kids to the joys of reading.
Date published: 2006-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dinosaurs Before Dark The story is about Jack and Annie who find a magic tree house and go back in time to dinosaurs. I like this story because it tells you about dinoaurs. I think this book is good for ages 5 to 11.
Date published: 2001-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent series! Yay! A series of books that will captivate all of my children from the youngest (age 6) to the oldest (age 12), so we can still enjoy our bedtime "group read." And even better - one that I enjoy reading to them! Oh, and it gets even better - the books even teach about different times and places in history! (I have to add a recommendation for you of my favorite new parenting book: Perfect Parenting: The Dictionary of 1000 Parenting Tips - very helpful!)
Date published: 1999-07-05

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A tree house that travels through time? Not possible, says Jack. But he has to admit--when he and his younger sister, Annie, start running into dinosaurs--that they're not in Frog Creek, PA, anymore. The first book is an entertaining time-travel fantasy series for young readers