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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (599 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: September 2010 ISBN: 9780739372999
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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 must help the famous writer Charles Dickens! The brother and sister are whisked back in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London. There, Jack and Annie discover that Charles Dickens has been thrown in jail! How can they help him? They will need all their magic—and help from three ghosts—to keep the great writer from ruining his life!

Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #44, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #16: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time.

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Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellodi Parks | 2/13/2014

    " Another great book to the bigger story. I love how these are different every single time. Even though these are for younger readers, you'll enjoy them even as an adult reader. I cannot wait to read more! Give these a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sutsadah | 2/10/2014

    " I like when they played the magic violin to make 3 ghosts pop up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/23/2014

    " What I found interesting was that the children get the credit for Charles Dickens continuing his writing and creating a story about a miser changing into a good Christian man who shares his wealth with those who do not have. I actually own a book by Charles Dickens called Charles Dickens Ghost Stories. Stories that he wrote that were later incorporated into other novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie M | 1/19/2014

    " pretty good. 1st of the series we read, since we read A Christmas Carol earlier....next we are starting with #1. not my favorite but it kept him interested and was a good level for us to read out loud together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lee | 1/19/2014

    " Jack and Annie help Charles Dickens. This is the end of a four-book cluster. What will Merlin's next challenge be? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 1/6/2014

    " This time Jack and Annie help Charles Dickens. K.Y. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 1/6/2014

    " Read to 2nd grade classes. Not a very good read aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 1/2/2014

    " I liked the book because the book had all lot of action "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/20/2013

    " A fresh spin on the influence of Charles Dickens through the eyes of Jack and Annie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/2/2013

    " I enjoy reading these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 11/24/2013

    " I enjoyed learning about Charles Dickens, and I always enjoy Magic Tree House books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 9/9/2013

    " Reading time with my 8-year old. Started reading this series to him when he was 3-years old!!! Still fun to read the stories about Jack and Annie from Frog Creek, PA. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Pierce | 7/8/2013

    " These are for younger readers but the cover is gorgeous! I loved the book and would recommend it to early readers. My children have loved the series. I just may read some more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 3/14/2013

    " I love almost anything that deals with Dickens and A Christmas Carol. I plotted ways to take the long route home a few times so we could hear another chapter. I love audio books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 2/13/2013

    " I thought this was a cute Magic Tree House. The kids go back into Dicken's time to help him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/21/2012

    " I thought it was AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!I rely liked the whole thing.I would give it ten stars if I cloud.It changed my feelings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Acton | 12/1/2012

    " It was great!Reading a new magic tree house is probably the most favorite thing of mine.The amazing Charles Dickens I barely knew anything about him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 10/11/2012

    " This had so much surprise and wonder I cried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 7/30/2012

    " #44 in the Magic Tree House series featuring Charles Dickens. Jack and Annie help inspire him to write "A Christmas Carol." I enjoyed this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 7/23/2012

    " 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 R | 7/18/2012

    " I absolutely LOVED the series when I was a kid, and I still do! I would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy / adventure books!! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karrie | 5/17/2012

    " These books are fun little adventure books for second and third graders! I would highly recommend them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thi | 11/16/2011

    " Learn many facts about christmas that I haven't known before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan burling | 5/27/2011

    " this one is good for the secson. i like it. good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sutsadah | 5/17/2011

    " I like when they played the magic violin to make 3 ghosts pop up "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 12/19/2010

    " I absolutely LOVED the series when I was a kid, and I still do! I would recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy / adventure books!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/16/2010

    " This had so much surprise and wonder I cried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Acton | 12/14/2010

    " It was great!Reading a new magic tree house is probably the most favorite thing of mine.The amazing Charles Dickens I barely knew anything about him. "

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

    " I enjoy reading these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/30/2010

    " this one is good for the secson. i like it. good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/19/2010

    " I enjoyed learning about Charles Dickens, and I always enjoy Magic Tree House books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lee | 10/6/2010

    " Jack and Annie help Charles Dickens. This is the end of a four-book cluster. What will Merlin's next challenge be? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 9/28/2010

    " I thought this was a cute Magic Tree House. The kids go back into Dicken's time to help him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 9/19/2010

    " These are for younger readers but the cover is gorgeous! I loved the book and would recommend it to early readers. My children have loved the series. I just may read some more! "

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About the Author
Author Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the bestselling Magic Tree House series, and she works with her husband Will and her sister Natalie on the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths, folktales, and works of historical fiction. Many of her books have been named on best-books lists.