|Publisher:||Random House Childrens Books|
|Publish Date:||Jul 2010|
|Number of Pages:||113|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.24|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 7.75 x 0.5|
Mary Pope Osborne grew up in a military family, and by the time she was 15 she had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in religion. After graduation, she traveled around Europe and Asia. Before becoming an author, she worked as a window dresser, a medical assistant, a Russian travel consultant, a waitress, an acting teacher, a bartender, and an assistant editor for a children's magazine.
She is the author of the popular Magic Tree House series. Her husband, actor Will Osborne, helps her write the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Many of her books have been named to best-books lists. In February 1993, she was elected the 27th president of the Author's Guild.
Salvatore "Sal" Murdocca was born on April 26, 1943. He attended the High School of Art and Design in New York City majoring in illustration. After graduating in 1960, he spent another year studying at the Art Students League while apprenticing in a commercial art studio. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, he had a successful nine-year career as an advertising and magazine illustrator. Since 1970, he has written ten books and illustrated hundreds of others. He is best known as the illustrator of the Magic Tree House series written by Mary Pope Osborne.
The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book series celebrates Halloween with this scarily affordable paperback!
Jack and Annie have traveled all over the world in their magic tree house. But they've never been anywhere like this. In the distance, a haunted castle looms dark against the light of the moon. No candles burn in its windows. No laughter rings through its halls.
What has happened to the castle and the people who lived there? Merlin the magician asks Jack and Annie to find out. But are they brave enough to brush the cobwebs aside and step through the creaking doors? And are they smart enough to solve the mystery of how the castle became haunted?
Find out in a story packed to the margins with magic, history, and adventure!
First published in hardcover in 2003, Jack and Annie's spooky Halloween adventure is finally available in paperback. And—only in the paperback edition—the book now includes a creepy Halloween recipe, a fun puzzle, and a preview of the next book in the series!
Magic Tree House books are New York Times bestsellers. They are known all around the world as books that inspire reading. Find out why with Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve!
And don't forget to visit www.magictreehouse.com.
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