Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope OsborneDinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

Dinosaurs Before Dark

byMary Pope OsborneIllustratorSal Murdocca

Reinforced Library Binding | August 25, 1992

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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!
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*  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 h...
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Title:Dinosaurs Before DarkFormat:Reinforced Library BindingDimensions:80 pages, 8.52 × 5.57 × 0.49 inPublished:August 25, 1992Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage: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 5 out of 5 by from Nice collection of books The magic tree house is a nice series, and fun to read.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice collection of books The magic tree house is a nice series, and fun to read.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from childhood used to love these as a child, definitely recommend them !
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Wonderful, educational book for children.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great add-ons My son has read the entire series. We loved the add-ons (website activities) We also loved getting out the world map and finding the places Jack and Annie visited. Finding linkages in the world and other books because of reading their adventures. It is a great series for families to embrace together!
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun And Engaging My son and I read this together, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. These books are not too long, but they are just the right length for an interesting plot to develop. My son loved it, and immediately asked if we could read more books from the series.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy reading my son actually enjoys reading these books!! love them
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beginner chapter book for kids Kids love the adventures in this book!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from adorable My son was learning about dinausors in school and when we visited chapters he wanted to try reading this book (staring to read on his own). I read it as well. Good book. Makes me think a bit of 39 clues and the Kane chronicles but for a younger public. An impolsive girl with her think it threw brother go on adventures togetter and learn how to work as a team. Pictures and smaller chapters make it easier for my son to want to get threw and find out what will happen
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) Organized into ten short chapters, with a full-page illustration per chapter, this is a highly appealing story for early readers. The text is clear and concise, with a fairly simple vocabulary but with characters and plot that will keep readers hooked. The black and white illustrations are simple, helping readers to visualize the characters and action, while the text tells the bulk of the story. Because the story features a brother and sister, both boys and girls can find a protagonist to identify with. Annie likes fantasy and make-believe, while Jack is more interested in reality and facts. These personality traits drive the action, as Annie acts impulsively while Jack stands back and makes careful observations about the dinosaurs. This would be a great introduction to the chapter book format, and the length and variety of the series will allow readers to come back again and again to see where the tree house takes the children next.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) Organized into ten short chapters, with a full-page illustration per chapter, this is a highly appealing story for early readers. The text is clear and concise, with a fairly simple vocabulary but with characters and plot that will keep readers hooked. The black and white illustrations are simple, helping readers to visualize the characters and action, while the text tells the bulk of the story. Because the story features a brother and sister, both boys and girls can find a protagonist to identify with. Annie likes fantasy and make-believe, while Jack is more interested in reality and facts. These personality traits drive the action, as Annie acts impulsively while Jack stands back and makes careful observations about the dinosaurs. This would be a great introduction to the chapter book format, and the length and variety of the series will allow readers to come back again and again to see where the tree house takes the children next.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good I loved this as a starter chapter book when I was little so good.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Good I loved this as a starter chapter book when I was little so good.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun book for Children My 8 and 6 year old enjoy reading about Jack and Annie's adventures!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great great books to read with your children, my kids love all magic tree house books, great adventurous read
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! As a dinosaur lover, I've enjoyed this so much as a kid! Brings back memories from my childhood!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Daughter Loved it! I think I read this one 4 times. lol She can't wait for the rest.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from childhood memories I read these books when I was younger and loved them.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Intro Chapter Book This is a great book to start kids on who want to ready chapter books. Its nice and easy and short.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it. Read it when I was young and loved it.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beginning to a Great Series! This is a great book that begins a great series! It's a good way to educate kids on dinosaur facts in a way that interests them. I loved this first story of being whisked away to prehistoric times by the Magic Tree House!
Date published: 2016-11-07
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 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

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.