Authors: Mary Pope Osborne
Here's what kids have to say to
Mary Pope Osborne, author of
the Magic Tree House series:
WOW! You have an imagination like no other.
I love your books. If you stop writing books, it will be like losing a best friend.
I think you are the real Morgan le Fay. There is always magic in your books.
One day I was really bored and I didn't want to readÂ â¦Â I looked in your book. I read a sentence, and it was interesting. So I read some more, until the book was done. It was so good I read more and more. Then I had read all of your books, and now I hope you write lots more.
I always read [your books] over and overÂ â¦Â 1 time, 2 times, 3 times, 4 timesÂ â¦Â
You are my best author in the world. I love your books. I read all the time. I read everywhere. My mom is like freaking out.
I hope you make these books for all yours and mine's life.
Teachers and librarians love
Magic Tree House
Thank you for opening faraway places and times to my class through your books. They have given me the chance to bring in additional books, materials, and videos to share with the class.
It excites me to see how involved [my fourth-grade reading class] is in your booksÂ â¦Â I would do anything to get my students more involved, and this has done it.
I discovered your books last yearÂ â¦Â WOW! Our students have gone crazy over them. I can't order enough copies!Â â¦Â Thanks for contributing so much to children's literature!
I first came across your Magic Tree House series when my son brought one homeÂ â¦Â I have since introduced this great series to my class. They have absolutely fallen in love with these books!Â â¦Â My students are now asking me for more independent reading time to read them. Your stories have inspired even my most struggling readers.
I love how I can go beyond the [Magic Tree House] books and use them as springboards for other learning.
We have enjoyed your books all year long. We check your Web site to find new information. We pull our map down to find the areas where the adventures take place. My class always chimes in at key parts of the story. It feels good to hear my students ask for a book and cheer when a new book comes out.
Our students have “Magic Tree House fever.” I can't keep your books on the library shelf.
Your books truly invite children into the pleasure of reading. Thanks for such terrific work.
The children in the fourth grade even hide the [Magic Tree House] books in the library so that they will be able to find them when they are ready to check them out.
My Magic Tree House books are never on the bookshelf because they are always being read by my students. Thank you for creating such a wonderful series.
One snowy day in Connecticut, I wished I could escape to a sunny island. I was far too busy to take a vacation, so I took a trip in my imagination. That's how I began working on this book about Hawaii.
In my research, I learned that the islands of Hawaii are even more beautiful than I had thought. They began as volcanoes that rose from the sea. Over millions of years, birds and wind brought seeds to the masses of rock. In the perfect climate of the Pacific, trees, flowers, wildlife, and insects thrived. When people discovered the islands, they were amazed by the natural wonders they saw.
This is a big reason why I love being an author so much. By using my imagination, I can go
I want. I can escape the cold weather and feel the fresh, sweet-smelling air of beautiful faraway islands. Wherever you are right now, whatever the season, I hope you'll use your imagination to escape to Hawaii, too.
Text copyright Â© 2003 by Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrations copyright Â© 2003 by Sal Murdocca
All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Osborne, Mary Pope.
High tide in Hawaii / by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca.
p. cm. â (Magic tree house ; #28) A stepping stone book.
: Jack and Annie travel in their magic tree house back to a Hawaiian island of long ago where they make friends, learn how to surf, and encounter a tsunami.
[1. HawaiiâFiction. 2. Time travelâFiction. 3. MagicâFiction.
4. Brothers and sistersâFiction. 5. Tree housesâFiction.] I. Murdocca, Sal, ill.
II. Title. III. Series: Osborne, Mary Pope. Magic tree house series ; v #28.
PZ7.O81167 Hi 2003 [Fic]âdc21 2002013781
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For Mel and Dana
One summer day in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared in the woods.
Eight-year-old Jack and his seven-year-old sister, Annie, climbed into the tree house. They found that it was filled with books.
Jack and Annie soon discovered that the tree house was magic. It could take them to the places in the books. All they had to do was point to a picture and wish to go there. While they are gone, no time at all passes in Frog Creek.
Along the way, Jack and Annie discovered that the tree house belongs to Morgan le Fay. Morgan is a magical librarian of Camelot, the long-ago kingdom of King Arthur. She travels through time and space, gathering books.
Jack and Annie have many exciting adventures helping Morgan and exploring different times and places. In Magic Tree House Books #25â28, they learn the art of magic.â¦Â