Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series celebrates the magic of music!
Jack and Annie have once again traveled back in time in their magic tree house, but they have a brand-new mission: to help bring happiness to millions of people.
Their mission takes them to eighteenth-century Austria, where they’re decked out in their craziest outfits yet—including a wig for Jack and a long dress with lots of ruffles and bows for Annie! But it will take more than the right clothing to help them fit in at a party at one of the most marvelous palaces in Europe . . . especially when all the animals in the palace zoo escape from their cages.
Can Jack and Annie save the day and complete their challenging mission? Find out in a story packed to the margins with history, mystery, and magic!
First published in hardcover in 2009, Jack and Annie’s most melodious adventure is now available in paperback. And—only in the paperback edition—the book now includes a musical activity, 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 Moonlight on the Magic Flute!
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 head to 18th-century Austria, where they must find and help a musician by the name of Mozart. Decked out in the craziest outfits they've ever worn--including a wig for Jack and a giant hoopskirt for Annie --the two siblings search an entire palace to no avail. Their hunt is further hampered by the appearance of a mischievous little boy who is determined to follow them everywhere. But when the boy lets the animals out of the palace zoo, Jack and Annie have to use the only magic at their disposal to save themselves and the naughty little fellow.
Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #41, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #13: Moonlight on the Magic Flute.
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
Jack and Annie head to 18th-century Austria where they must find and help a musician by the name of Mozart. Illustrations.
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 books and textbooks. 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. He has illustrated all of the Magic Tree House books and all of the Magic Tree House Research Guides. Sal and his wife split their time between New York and France.