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Magic Tree House #30: Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve [Kindle Edition]

Mary Pope Osborne , Sal Murdocca
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The intrepid 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!
a Stepping Stone Book™


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1809 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0375825215
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (19 Nov 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SEIATG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #199,873 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mary Pope Osborne is the author of over forty books for young people, including novels, picture books, biographies, mysteries, and retellings of fairy tales and myths. She was the president of the Author's Guild, the leading organization for professional writers in the US, for two years and has won many awards for her books. She lives in New York City with her husband, Will, and their dog, Bailey, who sleeps on top of Mary's desk every day while she writes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love MTH Books 14 Sep 2013
By akwilk
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My kids love these book, we are always looking for the next one. This came in perfect condition. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellant book 20 Dec 2012
By Fleur
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Ordered lots more of these Tree House books for my 8 yr old daughter and as always arrived quickly and in perfect condition.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  69 reviews
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for the Osbornes 30 Jun 2004
By Atheen M. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
For some reason I've gotten into reading children's books. Maybe only a nostalgia for lost youth or something, but I have found some very enjoyable entertainment in some of those I've read recently that were not available when I was a kid myself. The Magic Tree House series is just such.
I picked up Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve as my introduction to Miss Osborne's work and was thoroughly delighted with it. Simple and direct, it is instructive without being pedantic, and introduces new words in contexts where their meanings are apparent-or explains them when they aren't. The story hangs together well, introducing the protagonists and some of their past exploits sufficiently to engage the reader no matter where in the series one starts.
I think that some of the better children's stories are written to capture the attention of adults as well. If an adult can read them, or reread them as an adult, and not lose interest in the narrative, the book is a good one. Children have as complex a gift for understanding plot and theme as adults do. I think years of television have made them better at it than they were when I was a kid. It's not the structure or complexity of the tale that loses them so much as the reading vocabulary. Language and relationships are probably "hotwired" into humans. The written word is something else again! The Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve was interesting enough to keep the reader involved with the story and working through the new vocabulary.
One of the most significant things about the author's work is her background in history, literature, and culture. As she explains in the final pages of the book, she put her tale together from many sources, including English history, Welsh and Irish poetry and Celtic mythology and folk beliefs. In looking over the titles of her other stories, I see that she and her husband have been able to weave into their children's adventure stories information about historical topics of a wide variety making learning something fun to do. I say hooray for the Osbornes. I expect to read some of their other books and share them with others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enticing for struggling readers 28 Sep 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
In August, there was a waiting list for this latest edition of the Magic Treehouse Series at our intermediate school. I bought 3 copies for our school's library. The kids love them for their readability and the puzzles. The teachers use them regularly in partner reading.
A great set of beginning chapter books for 2nd to 4th graders.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Tree House series #30 .. Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve 5 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I am amazed at how captivated my little first grader was with this book. She simple could not put this book down. My daughter read the whole book (113 pages) over the weekend! The occassional repitition used in this book was a great way to remind my child what had happened in the story and how it ties in with what is currently going on in the story. There are just enough new words to help challenge the young reader yet not to many to overwhelm a child. The artwork in this book is used by the author as a device to further motivate the young reader to turn the pages and see what is coming up next. I am very thankful that such a captivating series is available. The Magic Tree House series motivates children to read. I only wish that the books stated the reading level so that I could more easily gauge my daughter's progress.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything is cool in this book 31 Jan 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I love this book.It is the best book. I love the merlin missons. You have to read it. But it's better to read it in order. Get "the magic tree house #1 Dinosaurs Before Dark" it's about two brother and sister finds a tree house and find out that the tree house was magic. It takes them anywhere they want to go. Just point to a cover on the book and their there. The magic tree house #1 is a good book. The magic tree house #30 is the best book ever its about a castle that have been haunt by a big raven king and Jack and Annie have to save the castle. Luckly Old Maggie told some riddles as hints to help them. Not only Jack and Annie is alone to save the haunted castle, Teddy was helping them too. Teddy help them to become a raven and help them get to the raven nest where Merlin's diamond is. The raven king stole Merlin's diamond and Merlin need it. So he need Teddy,Jack,and Annie.
Please read this series.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MEDIEVAL MAYHEM AND CHILLS 7 Feb 2005
By Tim Janson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
wow...the 30th book in the Magic Treehouse series. Quite a landmark indeed for Mary Pope Osborne who has been wowing elementary school kids with these imaginative tales of time travel to mythical and fantastic lands for a long time. Jack and Annie are summoned again by Merlin to the enchanted land of Camelot. They are to journey to a haunted castle to find the stolen Stone of Destiny. They are joined in this adventure by Teddy, the apprentice wizard to Morgan le Fay. At the castle they encounter all manner of spooks in their quest.

My son loved these when he was elementary school age. His eyese lit up every time he received a new one. He made sure we saved all of his books in the series so that he could pass them onto his little brother once he becomes old enough to read them. These are great imaginative and fun reads for kids...and adults who read along.
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Annie jumped up. “It's a sign! Morgan's back!” she said. “I think you're right!” said Jack. “Let's go!” Jack and Annie hurried across their front yard, crunching through the leaves. They ran up their street and into the Frog Creek woods. &quote;
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Jack opened his eyes. A chilly wind blew into the tree house. Oak leaves swirled outside the window. “Look, we have our costumes,” said Annie. “I'm not a princess or a vampire.” Jack looked at their clothes. He was wearing a knee-length tunic and tights. Annie was wearing a long dress with an apron. &quote;
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