Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series celebrates Halloween with this scarily affordable paperback!
Jack and Annie have traveled all over the world in their magic tree house. But they've never been anywhere like this. In the distance, a haunted castle looms dark against the light of the moon. No candles burn in its windows. No laughter rings through its halls.
What has happened to the castle and the people who lived there? Merlin the magician asks Jack and Annie to find out. But are they brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and step through the creaking doors? And are they smart enough to solve the mystery of how the castle became haunted?
Find out in a story packed to the margins with magic, history, and adventure!
First published in hardcover in 2003, Jack and Annie's spooky Halloween adventure is finally available in paperback. And—only in the paperback edition—the book now includes a creepy Halloween recipe, a fun puzzle, and a preview of the next book in the series!
Magic Tree House books are New York Times bestsellers. They are known all around the world as books that inspire reading. Find out why with Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve!
And don't forget to visit www.magictreehouse.com.
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system
Jack and Annie are summoned once again to the fantasy realm of Camelot. There, Merlin the Magician tells them that the Stone of Destiny has been stolen. The answer to its disappearance lies within a haunted castle. With a young magician named Teddy, Jack and Annie take on the challenge in an adventure that takes them to new heights and places they couldn't even imagine
Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #30, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #2: Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve.
Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid?
Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures
Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com
About the Author
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of many novels, picture books, story collections, nonfiction books, and chapter books—including all of the Magic Tree House books, which have been translated into numerous languages around the world. She works with her husband, Will, and her sister, Natalie, on the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides.
Mary lives in Connecticut with Will and their three Norfolk terriers, Joey, Mr. Bezo, and Little Bear.
Here's what she has to say about writing for children: "I'm one of those very lucky people who absolutely loves what they do for a living. There is no career better suited to my eccentricities, strengths, and passions than that of a children's book author."
For more information, visit www.marypopeosborne.com.
Sal Murdocca has illustrated over 200 children's trade and textbooks, including all of the Magic Tree House books and all of the Magic Tree House Research Guides. He is also a librettist for a 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 and his wife split their time between New York and France.