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Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark…

Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark (1992)

by Mary Pope Osborne

Other authors: Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

Series: Magic Tree House (1)

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The first in a series by Mary Pope Osborne, this book tells about a brother and a sister, Jack and Annie, who stumble upon a magic tree house that takes them back to the Dinosaur Ages. They make friends with dinosaurs, and one rescues them from a T Rex. They have a grand adventure, and cannot wait for their next adventure. The story includes real facts about dinosaurs at a child's level, which can get the reader interested in dinosaurs if they are so inclined. ( )
  jlaurendine | Jan 30, 2015 |
Annie thinks there is a monster in the woods but Jack knows that it is her imagination. Jack and Annie are brother and sister's and they think everything has to be about racing. This book is about Jack and Annie and they are going on adventures together and they get their adventures from the books that they look at. So if Annie say's I want to go there the tree house will spin and spin and when the tree house is all done spinning they are where they want to be. This book is where they go to see dinosaurs and they always have 3 to 4 answers they have to figure out. So they find all these cool dinosaurs they do not know if they are good or bad so first they see it the dinosaurs are good by touching their forehead and if they do not back away they are nice and if they do back up when you are touching it I would say just run or it will chase you. They discover all the bones from all the dinosaurs that have died long ago and they are now getting people to dig them up so they can see them. ( )
  sarahmetcalf | Jan 12, 2015 |
The Magic Tree House books are always a great choice to have in a classroom. I have always wanted to have a "treehouse" in my classroom and these book would be a great gateway and introduction to adventure and imagination for my students.
  Madison_DeWeerdt | Dec 9, 2014 |
The Magic Tree House is a great series for curious children. It's packed full of adventure. The children's tree house is magical, and they're able to travel where and whenever they want. Best for children in grades 2-6.
  nphernetton | Dec 6, 2014 |
Mary Pope Osborne's books take children into distant worlds in a meaningful way. Not only do my students love reading about dinosaurs, they love reading about the tricky situations that always arise when Jack and Annie run into Morgan leFey. ( )
  ekrynen | Nov 15, 2014 |
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For Linda and Mallory,
who took the trip with me.
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"Help! A monster!" said Annie.
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Dinosaurs Before Dark is the US title
Valley of the Dinosaurs is the UK title.
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Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic tree house, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679824111, Paperback)

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?

Visit the Magic Tree House website!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:34 -0400)

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Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs.

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