A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time

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A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time

A Merlin Mission

By Mary Pope Osborne; Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375856525, 113pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

Description
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 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.

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