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Magic Tree House #10: Ghost Town at Sundown

Magic Tree House #10: Ghost Town at Sundown

Series: Magic Tree House, The (Book #10)
by Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca

One riddle down, three to go. And if Jack and Annie can solve them all, they will become Master Librarians. Then they can collect books for Morgan le Fay.

So on to second riddle!

To solve it, they must go to the Wild, Wild West, to a town called Rattlesnake Flats, back in the 1870s. And that means scorpions and stagecoaches and excitement. As soon as they arrive, Jack and Annie have to tame a wild mustang colt and reunite it with its mother. Then they meet a cowboy named Slim, who's after a horse rustler. Then they figure out why Rattlesnake Flats is a ghost town.

It's not just because everyone moved away; it's because there actually are ghosts in it! Unless someone is up to some sneaky tricks...

Will Jack and Annie solve the second riddle before they are turned into ghosts themselves? Zip up those cowboy boots and come along for the ride in this fast-strutting page-turner.

Series Information

Jack and Annie lead a perfectly normal life. Perfectly normal, that is, until they come across an abandoned tree house with the power to whisk the kids away to different times and places!

Whether they're exploring the ancient pyramids of Egypt, and helping out the ghost of an Egyptian queen, or crossing the Delaware with General George Washington, Jack and Annie are always ready for another adventure. More importantly, the facts they learn along the way always provide the keys to completing their quests. The siblings love to read up on any subject, whether it's to crack codes, solve riddles, or simply get out of scrapes.

And as readers follow along on each magical journey, they are introduced to all kinds of interesting information about different time periods, key historical figures, and various cultures and civilizations. With plenty of facts mixed in with tons of excitement, each book provides a great foundation of knowledge that supports future learning.

7, 8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 4
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Adventure, Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Mary Pope Osborne As a children's book author, Mary Pope Osborne considers herself to be a professional daydreamer.
Sal Murdocca Sal Murdocca has illustrated over 200 children's trade and textbooks. He is also a librettist for a children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design.

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