Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House Series #4)

Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House Series #4)

by Mary Pope Osborne


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Illus. in black-and-white. Jack and Annie are in deep trouble when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of desert islands, secret maps, hidden gold—and ruthless pirates! Will Jack and Annie discover a buried treasure? Will they find out the identity of the mysterious M? Or will they walk the plank?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780780741591
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publication date: 09/01/1994
Series: Magic Tree House
Pages: 67
Sales rank: 234,711
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 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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Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House Series #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 114 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pirates Past Noon is a book by Mary Pope Osborne. It is about a boy named Jack and a girl named Annie. They go back in time through a magical tree house to find Captain Kidd's treasure. When they get there they spot a humongous boat with a skull on its flag. Suddenly three men jump into a rowboat and come toward them. What will happen next? Will jack and Annie get caught? Read this book to find out. You do not want to miss this breath taking adventure, do you? Overall, I encourage you to read this book and the rest of the series. -KJ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like thanksgiving on thursdaay and i hope you do to. It teaches you about a long time ago. And how other people use to talk. So i hope you like thanksgiving on thursday
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lpve this book bacause the misery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barns and Noble is stupid. They did not even put anything in the sample. I will tell you what should be in the sample because they were to lazy to put it in. It all started when Jack and Annie were sitting on their couch facing towerds the window. It was raning. It is supposed to stop at noon Annie said. It is already noon said Jack. Want to see if the magic tree house is back said Annie. Sure said Jack. And they were of. Thank you for reading and if you thonk that you should join my revolution against B&N write rhings like I do. No more blank samples!!!!!!!!! No more blank samples!!!!!!!!!! Hate you zero stars if could!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Ellie and I am 7. If you like excitement and adventure, then this is the book for you! In this book Annie and Jack get captured by pirates. Find out what happens in this book!
Belle Campbell More than 1 year ago
this book is rely good 1 2011
PACEastRutherford More than 1 year ago
My cousins two young boys enjoy this series - one a 9 year old LOVES to read & enjoys this series - the other a 13 year old does NOT like reading but will read these books. I think the adventure in these books keeps the boys looking forward to reading this series. This is why I continue to purchase these for them.
Mluke04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pirates Past Noon is an example of a fantasy because the main characters are taken into a book by a magic tree house. The style of this book is effective for children who are beginning to read chapter books. The chapters are short and the font is large. There are also a few pictures in the book that help the reader see what is happening. Media: Watercolor, pen
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is actually a well written series of fantasy books for very young children. With a limited vocabulary they succeed very well with keeping children rivetted. My 7yo (who is not quite reading on his own yet) finds these books very exciting and I will continue to read these aloud to him over the next few months. Pirates Past Noon concludes the running story-line of the first 4 books and the 7yo is quite concerned how Jack and Annie will ever manage to get back to the tree house again. He's anxiously awaiting the start of the next book.
kljoh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In Pirates Past Noon, The fourth Magic Tree House book, Jack and Annie once again travel in their tree house. This time they end up on a beautiful beach. Before they can enjoy it, they are kidnapped by Cap¿n Bones and his crew of pirates. The only way to get away is to help the pirates find Captain Kidd¿s treasure. Jack and Annie must rely on their courage, critical thinking and a talking parrot to get away from the pirates and back to their home. Children who love Mary Pope Osbourne¿s other Magic Tree House books will find this one entertaining. It is both easy to read and interesting. Sal Murdocca¿s occasional illustrations support the story perfectly and add a little more excitement. It is recommended for the children¿s section of public libraries and elementary school libraries.
ecosborne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In Pirates Past Noon Jack and Annie get taken to the world of pirates and help find Captain Kidd's treasure only to return to their time before opening the chest. However they do find out who the mysterious M is who created the tree house and gave them all the books that take them places. This book would be really good for a child who has just learnt to read because it is an adventure and all of us like adventures.
skeeterbo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It wasn't that good. I didn't like it because it was sort of boring. I liked a little of it because I liked the swords and the knives.
frood42 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When the Magic Tree House takes Jack and Annie to a Caribbean Island, the horrible pirate Cap'n Bones demands that they help him recover Kidd's lost treasure. The fourth book in the Magic Tree House series is fun and adventurous. The two protagonists are a believable young brother and sister pair, and Jack's careful, studious nature contrasts nicely with Annie's impetuous curiosity. The pirates are nasty and threatening, but not in an overwhelmingly scary manner. Cap'n Bones, for instance, is very vocal about his hatred of books (he calls them ¿vile booty¿), and when the children do not hand over treasure, he takes them to his ship and locks them in his cabin. There is enough suspense about whether the kids can successfully escape from the pirates, but the conflict is resolved without any violence and is appropriate for young readers. Though this is the fourth in the series, enough background information is given that it can be read alone or out of order. However, the book does end with the exciting reveal of the meaning behind the tree house's 'M', which has been a mystery since the first book, so readers may want to avoid reading this one until after the first three. This book is suited for 2nd through 3rd grade readers.
Jingjing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good early chapter book of fantasy. The story would never happen in the real world. Jack and Annie went back to the time of pirates by King Arthur's sister, and they had an adventurous experience on the land. Genre: FantasyAge: Intermediate/UpperMedia: Pen/Pencils
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jack and Annie end up getting caught by pirates who are convinced they know the location of a treasure. The pirates hold them captive, until they figure out where it is, then they escape during a tropical storm. They also find out that the M person is Morgan Le Fay.
porch_reader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is book #4 in the popular Magic Tree House series. My older son didn't read many of these books, but my first grader recently asked me to read one to him. In this book, Jack and his younger sister Annie are transported to an island where they encounter pirates hunting for a buried treasure. The idea behind this series is an interesting one, as Jack and Annie visit a number of historical locations. However, the books are definitely geared toward early readers. The plot of this book was pretty thin. But it did hold the interest of my first grade son, and I'm fairly certain that we'll be reading more of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The majik tree hous book are for all ajes
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This is asome for kids.
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This is the best book i ever heardin the whole wide world!!!!!
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I loved this book it is a great childrens book mary pope osborne is a great writer.