Carnival at Candlelight (Magic Tree House Merlin Mission Series #5)

Carnival at Candlelight (Magic Tree House Merlin Mission Series #5)


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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

Jack and Annie head back in time to Venice, Italy in the 1700s. With the help of a research book, a book of magic rhymes, and a set of mysterious instructions from Merlin, the heroes will save the beautiful city from a flood!

Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #33, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #5: Carnival at Candlelight.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375830341
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/27/2006
Series: Magic Tree House Merlin Mission Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 48,971
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.


Goshen, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

May 20, 1949

Place of Birth:

Fort Sill, Oklahoma


B.A., University of North Carolina

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Carnival at Candlelight 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it is the best bookever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mission: to save the Grand Lady of the Lagoon. Place: Venice Italy. When: 260 years back in time on the night of 'Carnival'. Jack and Annie of Frog Creek are off again on a new mission in the Merlin Series #33. Odds of surviving a dungeon: Fair to Good... i.e., if the 'book of magic' has something to help them, and Merlin's apprentices Kathleen and Teddy, too. Mary Pope Osborne never fails to create magic in her stories, with backgrounds of historical places, and supporting the suspense that follows Annie and Jack as they follow the instructions in a letter from Merlin -- '...When waters rise beneath the moon,/Visit the Grand Lady of the Lagoon.' The heroes meet grouchy guards, a son of a famous painter, climb the Giants' Stairs, fly the sky on a Golden Lion, and meet Neptune. Osborne visited Venice and of the city she writes: ' photographs can truly do Venice justice. No notes or diagrams can truly capture her. Venice lives best in memory, stirring the deep waters of the imagination.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You or a asume one of a people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Oh! What a ride and an adventure with Jack and Annie. Go with them and find the Lady of the Lagoon. Enjoy fireworks and a carnival all in one day along with meeting a painter named Tiepolo and learning about gondolas. Oh! Where is the Adriatic Sea? And why is that important to Jack and Annie¿s travels? For a fantastic time join the Magic Tree House adventure ¿Carnival at Candlelight.¿ *Engrossing reading. *Entertaining leisure time reading.
nicelady More than 1 year ago
She has my adventuresome boy learning about art, history, talents, manners, all while joining in Jack and Annie's journey. He loves all of the Magic Tree House books!
Kristina Held More than 1 year ago
My children ages 3 and 5 liked this book. They heard a lot about Thanksgiving in school and this was a nice read for at home. The story easy to follow even for the youngest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carnival at Candlelight is another wonderful story in the Magic Treehouse series. This time the children travel to 1700's Venice, Italy on a life saving adventure. I enjoyed this book because it requires the story teller and the reader to use their imagination. The reader also learns lessons in geography, history, and art which only adds to its value. I would recommend this book to any child looking for an adventure and a chance to learn at the same time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
MYreveiw is that Jack Annie go on a Merlin misson.Their misson will have repuire great patience and a bit of magic.THE Grand Lady at the Lagoon is danger but the only one that could save her was the Ruler of the Seas.If you want to know more read the book.I recomend the book is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was funny when Jack and Annie were in purple and pink clothes.I wonder in Venice the real people there really beleives in Neptune.When you read these you will think you are with them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I mean, I read all your her Magic Tree House Series books but this one is the greatest one that I like of all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
That book was the best book I ever read.It was so good I could't keep my eyes from reading it.I am going to start reading Summer of the Sea Serpentand I'm hoping it will be as good or even better!
Zacswic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jack and Annie go to Venice Italy where they are having a thing called Carnival. Carnival is actually something like a circus. But when the water is going to flood the city Jack and Annie are the only ones who are going to save the day. I recommend this book to people who really really really want to go to Venice, Italy.
everydaymagic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jack and Annie are sent on a mission by morgon and merlin to save venice from a terrible flood with the help of a yong painter, a flying lion, and the king of the seas.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My second-grader and I read this one together since he had read several Magic TreeHouse books in class. He liked it. I was not impressed - but that's really not what's important, is it? Jack and Annie must go back in time to Venice to save the Lady of the Lagoon from devastation. Time travel and flying stone lions aside, I was most bothered with the fact that there was no mention of the language barrier. They could have easily covered it with a spell or something since magic seems to be a central theme, but it was ignored. Again, not a problem for my second-grader. So as long as it's getting him interested in reading, I guess I'll give it a thumbs-up... not way up, but up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is amazing & i love it so i would read i # :) :) :) :) :) on me rite now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ASOME you shloud read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the magic tree house series! To below: O.o
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I believe you shouldn&rsquo;t read Carnival at Candle Light. This is one of the worst books by Mary Pope Osborne. I have read it so I now you shouldn&rsquo;t read it. Jack and Annie travel back in time to save the city of Vince, Italy. It took me a long time to read it because it was really boring. The main characters are Jack and Annie . The battle between Neptune didn&rsquo;t last very long. They got locked in jail but got out quickly after. The climax was not very big the setting was mainly in Vince, Italy. The word choice was not very good. There was not a good problem and solution. I highly recommend reading Carnival at Candle Light. That is why I don&rsquo;t think you should read Carnival at Candle Light.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was a great book