MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce.
Take the plunge with Jack and Annie!
SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for 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. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.
Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happinesssecrets they need if they're going to save Merlin. But when the Magic Tree House leads them to a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, theyre not sure who needs help moreMerlin or themselves! The brother and sister team are soon rescued by a ship of explorers and scientists. But that isnt the end of their troubles, because the crew isnt looking for the secrets of happiness. The crew is looking for . . . a sea monster!
Mary Pope Osborne takes young readers back to the mid-nineteenth century, a time of exploration and adventure. This paperback edition contains all-new backmatter full of activities, and the first printing includes temporary tattoos.