The Magic Tree House series is back, but with the magic tree house comes terrible news: Merlin’s beloved penguin, Penny, has been put under a spell! Jack and Annie must find four things to break the spell. The first is a rare and precious emerald. When the magic tree house whisks them back to India over four hundred years ago to search for the jewel, they discover an amazing and exotic world filled with great danger.
Will Jack and Annie find what they’re looking for? Will they avoid the wrath of the all-powerful Great Mogul, survive a crazy ride on a wild elephant, escape an attack by king cobras—and make it back to the magic tree house alive?
Mary Pope Osborne brings together just the right combination of history, magic, and fast-paced adventure to satisfy kids, parents, teachers, and librarians. Magic Tree House books are known around the world as books that inspire reading.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2011: The first Magic Tree House book was written by Mary Pope Osbourne in 1992, introducing young readers to the clever sibling duo, Jack and Annie, and the magical tree house that transports them on important assignments throughout history. Armed only with their courage and a trove of research books, Jack and Annie have delighted and educated young readers with their heroic adventures in time. In Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras, Jack and Annie set off on a mission to reverse a spell that turned their dear friend Penny into a stone statue. Their adventure begins with a trip to ancient India, where they must find a magical emerald rose. Along the way, Jack and Annie encounter cobras, wild elephants, and a powerful Great Mogul of India. To make it home safely and accomplish their assignment, Jack and Annie must glean knowledge from their research books about the beautiful and exotic -- but also dangerous -- world of ancient India. The duo’s daring journey through an unknown world of wonder will captivate young readers and leave them eager to read the other books in the series. --Jacqueline Segall