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Dinosaurs before Darkby Sal Murdocca
Synopses & Reviews
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series--the Magic Tree House
Where did the tree house come from?
BeforeJack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur'sdinner?
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From the Trade Paperback edition.
Two children, Jack and Annie, discover a mysterious tree house and are swept away to the world of the dinosaurs, a medieval Great Hall, a tomb in ancient Egypt, and a pirate ship, unsure how to get home.
When he and his younger sister discover a tree house that travels through time, Jack and his younger sister, Annie, begin an adventure that takes them to the era of dinosaurs. Simultaneous.
About the Author
*Mary Pope Osborne grew up in the military, and by the time she was fifteen had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina.
* After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1970's, Mary traveled all over Europe, and spent the first six weeks of her trip living in a cave on the island of Crete.She then joined up with a group of European young people and traveled in rickety vans through sixteen Asian countries, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.
* She was a bartender, an acting teacher, a waitress, a travel agent, a window dresser, and a medical assistant — all before becoming an author!Now she is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.
* In February 1993, Mary was elected the 27th president of the Author's Guild, the oldest, most established organization for writers in the United States.
* Mary her husband Will spilt their time between an apartment in Greenwich Village, New York and a cabin in Pennsylvania.They own a terrier named Bailey, who sleeps on the top of Mary's desk every day while she writes!
Table of Contents
Last unicorn — Who are they? — Lost in Central Park — Hard times — Cloisters — Hunt of the unicorn — Dianthus — Back to life — It's them! — Wand of Dianthus — More facts for Jack and Annie and You! — Illustrator's notes.
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