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Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne

Dinosaurs Before Dark (1992)

by Mary Pope Osborne, Mary Pope Osborne

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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 |
Two young children are out in the woods. They stumble upon a large treehouse with many books. The boy opens to a book that has a picture of the dinosaurs. He loves to read. When he opens the book, the treehouse is transported and time travels into the past. The children learn about the animals and take notes. When they almost get eaten, they time travel back to the present. 3-4th Wonderful book with facts about the past! some pictures ( )
  Nicole129672 | Oct 2, 2014 |
This book is a great example of historic realism. Mary Pope Osborne has done many great books but the magic tree house books have to be her best in my opinion. This book is great because it gets the kids engaged throughout the story. Every time the two siblings open a book in the magic tree house they are thrust into a new world. This one happens to take them back in time when the dinosaurs roamed. This book has great details that keep the reader wanting to know what is going to happen next. ( )
  loganbuttram330 | Jul 15, 2014 |
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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!

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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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