Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

Stallion by Starlight (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

Mary Pope Osborne

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0307980448

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House® series has a brand-new paperback, with stickers included!
Hold your horses! Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, adventure, and history in this paperback edition of the bestselling Magic Tree House® chapter book. Time-traveling brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie must find four secrets of greatness for Merlin the magician. To start, they travel back in time to meet Alexander the Great. He should know all about greatness, right? But young Alexander is bossy, vain, and not great at all! How can they learn from him? It’s going to take a wild black stallion, magic from Merlin, and a lot of bravery to succeed. Are Jack and Annie clever and bold enough to complete their mission?
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might cry. Jack took another step toward the horse. Annie stepped with him. This time, the stallion didn’t back away. Annie breathed on the horse’s muzzle so he could smell her breath. Jack did the same. Then Annie touched the stallion’s forehead, and Jack touched him, too. Annie moved her hand down the horse’s nose, while Jack stroked the horse’s long neck. The animal’s velvety coat smelled of grass and wind. “Just know this,” Jack said to the stallion. He spoke tenderly and with all his

with you.” As he pulled on his backpack, Jack caught sight of something out of the corner of his eye. He turned, and what he saw was incredible. A small penguin was standing on the sidewalk in front of their house. “Penny?” Jack said. “Oh!” cried Annie. “Oh! Oh! Oh!” She dashed off the porch. Jack ran after Annie. They both knelt down beside the little penguin. “What are you doing here?” Annie asked. Jack picked Penny up, and he and Annie stroked the penguin’s downy head. “Hey, what’s

four quarters of the earth.” “Why not?” said Jack. Jack and Annie went down the ladder. Then they walked together through the dappled sunshine. The air smelled of summer. Crows called out to each other. “It feels good to be home,” said Annie. “No kidding,” said Jack. They came to the edge of the Frog Creek woods and crossed the street and started up the sidewalk. “I’m so thirsty,” said Jack. “Me too,” said Annie. “Hey, we can have some of Dad’s lemonade.” “Cool,” said Jack. “I’m really

the Great!” said Annie. She started down the rope ladder. Jack packed up the book and followed her. Several men on donkeys were riding by on the dirt road. Annie started to call out to them. “Don’t,” Jack whispered, stopping her. “People might ask us questions we can’t answer.” “But I only wanted to ask them where Alexander the Great lives,” said Annie. “Let’s just try to blend in first,” said Jack, “until we know our way around.” Annie sighed, but she kept quiet as she and Jack followed the

looked at Jack’s notes. “ ‘A raving nut’? What is that?” “Um … in our land, a ‘raving nut’ is a very rare and valuable kind of nut,” said Jack. “Right, by comparing you to a raving nut, Jack’s saying you are very valuable,” added Annie. Alexander looked at Annie suspiciously, then back at the notebook. “ ‘This guy should be locked up,’ ” he read. “For protection!” said Annie. “Someone as great as you should be locked up for your own safety. You’re a living Greek god, for goodness’ sake!”

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