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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,622 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Narrator: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Magic Tree House Series Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780739356661
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Though the question is quite simple,
Simple answers might be wrong.
If you want to know the right one,
Help the genius all day long,
Morning, noon, and afternoon,
Till the night bird sings its song.

This is the message that Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, get from Morgan le Fay, the magical librarian of Camelot. They know they have to search for one of the four secrets of happiness to help Merlin the magician find joy in his life again. And so they head off in the magic tree house for Florence, Italy, in the early 1500s to spend the day with one of the greatest artists and inventors of all time–Leonardo da Vinci!

Mary Pope Osborne takes young listeners back to the time of the Renaissance, an amazing period when great art and new ideas flourished in Europe and helped change the world. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Mckendry | 2/20/2014

    " that book Monday with a Mad Genius was aweeesome "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenise | 2/18/2014

    " i didn't like it much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/18/2014

    " Added this to my list of MTH books. I really do like the history in this series. The main characters travel through time to meet an historic figure during a time of disapointment. They inspire him/her to keep following their dream. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 12/31/2013

    " Meishe and I read this together. It was perfect for her sense of adventure-she and Da Vinci share a common dream: flying! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thi | 12/23/2013

    " One of the best book that I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Valdez | 12/11/2013

    " This book had a good story regarding the historical aspect of Leonardo da Vinci and all the science that would be unimaginable for years to come. Even though the magic that Annie and Jack brought to life in the story could never happen I was a bit confused of how the story involved a tree house. Having a tree house as part of the story did not seem to fit well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ethan | 12/4/2013

    " I liked this book because at first, Leonardo da Vinci was just a normal person, but then after that Jack and Annie used their special wand to turn all their arms into wings. That would be really fun to fly in the air and touch the clouds! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 12/3/2013

    " I love how Mary Pope Osbourne gives me facts about Leonardo da Vinchi. K.E.Y. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 11/25/2013

    " It's fascinating how Ms. Pope Osborne "humanizes" the legend that is Leonardo da Vinci ... makes him more accessible to her target audience. I'm glad my 7-1/2-year-old got me hooked on this series. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/14/2013

    " Can't recommend this series enough! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremiah | 11/10/2013

    " It is cool that Annie and Jack had to help him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Twyla | 11/10/2013

    " Jack and Annie went to go help a genius all day long.When they found the right answer to the question they went home.Auryn 8yo "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 10/22/2013

    " I learnt that Monalisa's real name is Lisa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faria.706 | 10/10/2013

    " Great Book! I read it with my little brothers alot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 9/10/2013

    " This was a really good one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 8/7/2013

    " See the first book in the series for a full review. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 10/29/2012

    " Very good book, filled with wonderful imagery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Lee | 8/4/2012

    " I know, I know. Five stars for a Magic Tree House book? What can I say? I love this series. This one is GREAT for the beginning of the school year. I love the message that happiness comes not from fame, but from curiosity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francie | 4/4/2012

    " Remember reading this one with Oliver when he was enjoying this series years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Record | 1/6/2012

    " This is part of a series. It would be a good book to read to help children gain intrest in reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delaney | 12/28/2011

    " Jack and Annie get to spend a day with Leinordo Da Vinchi. When he Decends to leave Florence Jack and Annie must stop him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily Mei | 12/15/2011

    " I liked this book because Jack and Annie traveled to Florence, Italy and got to help Leonardo Da Vinci. They got to watch him paint. It was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nathancurry Coffee | 9/3/2011

    " My daughter loves this series; I can see why, they're fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce Datz | 7/12/2011

    " Very cute quick read for Chrildren and very informational. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/31/2011

    " I complained a lot about this series when Nick first got interested in it, but the Merlin adventures are a lot better. They're written at a higher reading level, and they're just better written in my opinion. Also, I like Da Vinci, and this was a good intro to him for little kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaurya | 5/19/2011

    " Jack and Annie help everyone...I love them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 4/7/2011

    " This was a really good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 4/3/2011

    " Added this to my list of MTH books. I really do like the history in this series. The main characters travel through time to meet an historic figure during a time of disapointment. They inspire him/her to keep following their dream. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/15/2010

    " Jack and Annie are sent to Leonard da Vinci to learn his secret of happiness. They go right before school and he originally tells them it is fame, but after a whole day with him they learn that he thinks it is curiosity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/6/2010

    " Can't recommend this series enough! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faria.706 | 9/30/2010

    " Great Book! I read it with my little brothers alot! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ninga bunny | 9/30/2010

    " i sort of liked this book. i liked it all so all of it is my favorit part. i enjoyed this book. its filled with lots of magic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 9/29/2010

    " Leonardo da Vinci always had a dream to fly like a little bird. He made this machine to fly and he went on to the top of the hill and tried it and it didn't work at all so Jack and Annie made his wish come true by using their magic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ethan | 9/15/2010

    " I liked this book because at first, Leonardo da Vinci was just a normal person, but then after that Jack and Annie used their special wand to turn all their arms into wings. That would be really fun to fly in the air and touch the clouds! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holland | 8/4/2010

    " I learned in this book that friendship is importent to everybody even me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 7/22/2010

    " that book Monday with a Mad Genius was aweeesome "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vashini | 6/19/2010

    " I so far read that leunardo was a great artist and many other things. Ialso found out that he was a lover of birds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pearly | 6/17/2010

    " This is my favorite book. It was a good book and fun. I hope I can read it again. It's funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 6/14/2010

    " I learnt that Monalisa's real name is Lisa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 5/4/2010

    " Very cute quick read for Chrildren and very informational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 4/16/2010

    " It's fascinating how Ms. Pope Osborne "humanizes" the legend that is Leonardo da Vinci ... makes him more accessible to her target audience. I'm glad my 7-1/2-year-old got me hooked on this series. :) "

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