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Moonlight on the Magic Flute

Moonlight on the Magic Flute

Series: The Magic Tree House (Book #41)
by Mary Pope Osborne Illustrated by Sal Murdocca

Jack and Annie head to 18th-century Austria, where they must find a musician by the name of Mozart, to help him regain his love of music. Decked out in the craziest outfits they've ever worn — including a wig for Jack and a giant hoopskirt for Annie! — the two siblings search an entire palace to no avail.

Their hunt is further hampered by the appearance of a mischievous little boy who is determined to follow them everywhere. But when the boy lets the animals out of the palace zoo, Jack and Annie have to use the only magic at their disposal to save themselves and the naughty little fellow.


7, 8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 4
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Early 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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