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  • Published: New York : Random House, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: 113 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 520

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780375856525 (hardcover)
  • 0375856528 (hardcover)
  • 9780375956522 (hardcover library binding)
  • 0375956522 (hardcover library binding)


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A ghost tale for Christmas time

There are currently 5 available and 1 request on 9 copies

Where To Find It

Call number: J Fiction / Magic Tree House

Available Copies: Downtown Youth Holidays, Pittsfield Youth, West Youth

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Youth level.

Age level: 5 and up.

Grade level: K and up.

"A Merlin Mission."

Jack and Annie travel back to Victorian London when Merlin asks them to use their magic to inspire Charles Dickens to write "A Christmas Carol."

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Great series

Nice mix of fiction and non fiction.


This book is really, really, really, good!!

Great Series

The Magic Tree House series brings back so many great memories. I remember reading these books when I was in the third grade and they were my favorite books. Everyone in my class was so into these books, they wouldn’t let go of them. These books are action-packed, full of adventure, filled with astounding twists and turns, and sometimes give the reader a nice laugh. Not only do they entertain the reader, but they also give tons of information about history. The storylines aren’t all that bad, either. I think it’s a nice way to educate our young ones. The series is a very interesting mix of fiction and nonfiction. Sometimes, I even find myself skimming through the books just for a nice, quick, twenty-minute read. I bought a few of the books when I was younger and now I’ve passed them on to my younger sister. She not only loves the series, but she is determined to read the entire series. I also appreciate the fact that the author, Mary Pope Osborne, is still writing books in the Magic Tree House series. Each book is a simple chapter book, ranging from seventy pages to one-hundred twenty pages. I would definitely recommend this entire series to anyone from kindergarten to fourth grade (based on the individual’s reading level, of course).


Haha such a great book. I loved reading these series when I was a child. I recommend these to my cousins all the time xD


Jack and Annie (brother and sister) discover a tree house that can take them any place in the books inside the tree house. They meet Morgan, the owner of the tree house, who is a magical librarian. In each book, they are given a puzzle to solve and a reference book that helps them. They explore science and history in the process of solving these puzzles. Some of the books were a bit scary for my kids. Generally, Jack and Annie work well together but there are times when Annie makes poor decisions that get them into trouble. A good way to sneak in some teaching in a reasonably entertaining and inoffensive manner


This is another terrific Jack and Annie book, this time when they make ghosts appear.


This is a really awesome book! Jack and Annie make ghosts appear!

A Ghost Tale For Christmas Time

Excellent Series. My kids love it because it's engaging, exciting, and entertaining; I love it because, with each read, they are learning about a specific historical period or event.

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