Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark

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Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark

by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator Sal Murdocca

Random House Children's Books | August 25, 1992 | Reinforced Library Binding

Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.

Jack and Annie are ready for their 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?

Visit the Magic Tree House website!
MagicTreeHouse.com

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 80 pages, 8.52 × 5.57 × 0.49 in

Published: August 25, 1992

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679924116

ISBN - 13: 9780679924111

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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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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Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark

Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark

by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator Sal Murdocca

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 80 pages, 8.52 × 5.57 × 0.49 in

Published: August 25, 1992

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679924116

ISBN - 13: 9780679924111

From the Publisher

Jack and Annie are ready for their 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?

Visit the Magic Tree House website!
MagicTreeHouse.com

From the Jacket

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: it's the books in the tree house that give the kids the magic to travel and see far, far away."--Booklist.

About the Author

*  Mary Pope Osborne grew up in the military, and by the time she was fifteen had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina.

* After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1970's, Mary traveled all over Europe, and spent the first six weeks of her trip living in a cave on the island of Crete.  She then joined up with a group of European young people and traveled in rickety vans through sixteen Asian countries, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

* She was a bartender, an acting teacher, a waitress, a travel agent, a window dresser, and a medical assistant -- all before becoming an author!  Now she is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.

* In February 1993, Mary was elected the 27th president of the Author's Guild, the oldest, most established organization for writers in the United States.

* Mary her husband Will spilt their time between an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York and a cabin in Pennsylvania.  They own a terrier named Bailey, who sleeps on the top of Mary's desk every day while she writes!

From Our Editors

When Jack and his younger sister, Annie, discover a tree house that travels through time, the duo embark on an adventure that whisks them back to the era of the dinosaurs. This edition is library bound, making it a perfect addition to any library.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12