This audiobook includes four great Magic Tree House stories! This is one series that kids, teachers, librarians, and parents all agree on. A perfect blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness—the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving).
Stallion by Starlight
When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to meet Alexander the Great, they discover that he is bossy, vain, and not great at all! How can the brother and sister find out about greatness from him? It’s going to take a wild black stallion, magic from Merlin, and a lot of bravery to succeed.
Hurry Up, Houdini!
Jack and Annie have to find the great Harry Houdini. But when the magic tree house whisks them to Coney Island, they land in an amusement park. They will have plenty of time for fun before Houdini performs—and plenty of time to get into trouble! This time the trouble is between Jack and Annie. When they have an argument, it looks as if they won’t complete their mission for the first time ever. Will they get along in time for Houdini’s magic show?
High Time for Heroes
This time, their mission takes the time-traveling pair to the Nile River in Egypt in the mid-1800s. They’re looking for an unusual hero in history, the world’s greatest nurse—Florence Nightingale! But when Jack and Annie find the famous woman, they discover that she’s unhappy with her life and can’t help them. Can they help her instead?
Soccer on Sunday
Jack and Annie are whisked back in time to Mexico City for the 1970 World Cup. They are sure the famous soccer player Pelé will be the one to tell them a secret of greatness, which they need for Merlin the magician. But the stands are packed, and when the game ends, Jack and Annie have to find Pelé! How will they discover the secret of greatness in a crowd of 100,000 fans?
About the Author
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the popular Magic Tree House series. She works with her husband Will and her sister Natalie on the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Many of her books have been named to best-books lists.
Date of Birth:May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Education:B.A., University of North Carolina