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Monday With a Mad Genius

by Mary Pope Osborne

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Series: Merlin Missions (10), Magic Tree House (Merlin Missions 10)

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Jack and Annie travel 500 years back in time to Florence, Italy, and spend a day helping Leonardo da Vinci in the hope of learning another secret of happiness.

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I LOVE MAJIC TREEHOUSE BOOK! These books are amazing because they get students hooked. That is my main goal as a future educator is to hook kids on reading and these books make it easy to do! ( )
  AmberHester | Sep 7, 2016 |
Jack & Annie are given the mission to spend the day in Renaissance Florence helping Leonardo Da Vinci. It's harder than it sounds but they're persistent and participate in Leonardo's science and art adventures, and even a little bit of magic and a mysterious smile. A good story! ( )
  Othemts | Apr 21, 2016 |
I love the Magic Tree House Series and this book just proves it even more! I recommend this for all ages! :) ( )
  tonya29 | Oct 7, 2012 |
The portrayal of Leonardo DaVinci in this was rather...interesting. He appears very flighty and possibly manic. I had heard that DaVinci was dyslexic, but I'm also wondering if perhaps Osborne had learned other tidbits about his psychosis and decided to include them, as well. I'm not sure how I felt about this book. ( )
1 vote benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
Annie and Jack are off again, this time to find the secret of happiness, so that Merlin can be cured. Where else would they go to find the secret to happiness but to Florence, so they can visit with Leonardo da Vinci. The are instructed to spend the entire day with him, so although he tells them the secret of happiness early on in the day, they continue assisting him. Eventually they discover the true secret to happiness, just before the nightingale begins to sing its evening song. Short chapters, larger text than typical trade paperback books, and frequent pencil and charcoal illustrations aid the young reader in the transition from easy readers to regular chapter books. Recommended. Ages 7-9. ( )
1 vote l_wines | Nov 22, 2011 |
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Mary Pope Osborneprimary authorall editionscalculated
Keller, ChristianCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Knipping, JuttaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murdocca, SalIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rahn, SabineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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One summer day in Frog Creek,Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared in the woods
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