By Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie are prepared for his or her subsequent myth experience within the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!
Jack and Annie’s challenge from Merlin the Magician? to aid the well-known author Charles Dickens! In a mystical whirl, the brother and sister are whisked again in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London.
There, Jack and Annie notice that Charles Dickens has every little thing he may be able to wish. How can they assist him? it isn't until eventually Mr. Dickens rescues them from being thrown in reformatory that they detect his mystery previous and the unhappy thoughts that hang-out him. they're going to desire all their magic—and aid from 3 ghosts—to maintain the nice author from ruining his life!
Mary Pope Osborne mixes magic, humor, historical past, a bit spookiness, and many center to create this story, which celebrates the thrill of writing—something she understands much approximately, because of thousands of readers everywhere in the world!
This is the fitting publication for girls and boys approximately to determine the vintage play A Christmas Carol.
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