A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

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9780739372982: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Jack and Annie’s mission from Merlin the Magician? To help the famous writer Charles Dickens! In a magical whirl, the brother and sister are whisked back in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London.

There, Jack and Annie discover that Charles Dickens has everything he could possibly want. How can they help him? It is not until Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in jail that they discover his secret past and the sad memories that haunt him. They will need all their magic—and help from three ghosts—to keep the great writer from ruining his life!

Mary Pope Osborne mixes magic, humor, history, a little spookiness, and a lot of heart to create this tale, which celebrates the joys of writing—something she knows a lot about, thanks to millions of readers all over the world!

This is the perfect book for boys and girls about to see the classic play A Christmas Carol.

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About the Author:

MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of all the Magic Tree House books, and with her husband, has written Magic Tree House: The Musical. She currently works with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce, on the nonfiction companion titles to the Magic Tree House books. She lives in Goshen, Connecticut, with her husband, Will, and their two Norfolk terriers, Joey and Mr. Bezo.

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Gr 2-4–During another “Merlin Mission,” Jack and Annie are sent back in time to Victorian England, where Charles Dickens is suffering from writer's angst and has vowed not to pen another book. After posing as chimney sweeps in order to gain entry to his house, the two children use magic to conjure up the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future in order to convince Dickens of the value of his work and to inspire him to write A Christmas Carol. Fans of the series won't be disappointed in this tale, which nicely combines action, atmosphere, magic, and bits of humor in a stepping-stone format.Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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