Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
Mary Pope Osborne
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Take the plunge with Jack and Annie!
Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets 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, they’re not sure who needs help more—Merlin or themselves! The brother and sister team are soon rescued by a ship of explorers and scientists. But that isn’t the end of their troubles, because the crew isn’t 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.
eight-year-old Jack and his seven-year-old sister, Annie, join a group of nineteenth-century explorers aboard the H.M.S. Challenger, they learn about the ocean, solve the mystery of its fabled sea monster, and gain compassion for their fellow creatures. eISBN: 978-0-375-89461-9 1. Oceanography—Fiction. 2. Challenger (Ship: 1872–1876)—Fiction. 3. Compassion—Fiction. 4. Time travel—Fiction. 5. Magic—Fiction. 6. Tree houses—Fiction. 7. Brothers and sisters—Fiction.] I. Murdocca, Sal, ill.
Kathleen and Teddy were looking out the window. The two young enchanters were both wearing dark cloaks. “Hi! Hi!” Annie shouted. “We were about to come looking for you!” said Kathleen. “How did you know we were here?” “I saw the light!” said Jack. “Climb up!” said Teddy. Jack and Annie hurried up the rope ladder. When they climbed inside the tree house, they hugged Teddy and Kathleen. “Is it time to go on another mission?” said Annie. “Indeed,” said Kathleen. “And it is quite urgent now,”
for sure—pirates don’t carry butterfly nets or write in notebooks.” “You’re right,” said Jack. He put down the Pennsylvania book. “So what’s going on?” “Let’s go find out,” said Annie. She dropped the rope ladder back to the ground and started down. Jack grabbed his pack and hurried after her. Together they ran barefoot over the hot sand and through the feathery ferns. They climbed to the top of a sand dune and looked down. The three men were still at the edge of the water while the big ship
Henry said. “We can take it!” Annie said. We hope, thought Jack. The last thing he wanted to do was throw up, especially in front of Joe and Tommy! “We should get back just in time to see the men haul up this morning’s catch!” said Henry. “This is so much fun!” said Annie, her eyes shining as the little rowboat bobbed up and down. Jack wasn’t having any fun at all. To keep from being sick, he gripped his backpack, closed his eyes, and gritted his teeth. “Every day we make new discoveries,”
independent and have great knowledge of the sea. I thought it might be permissible to bring them aboard for the afternoon and then return them to shore.” “I’m afraid it goes against all the ship’s rules,” said the captain. “It’s not Henry’s fault, Captain,” Annie piped up. “We begged him to let us visit your ship.” “Ah, did you now?” the portly man asked, his eyes twinkling. “Why is that?” “We love the ocean!” said Annie. “And we’d really like to learn more about sea exploration, sir,” said