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What happens in Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark?

Jack and Annie travel back in time via treehouse to the prehistoric Cretaceous period. In this mild adventure written in short, clipped sentence structure, the two siblings fly on the back of a Pteranodon, stumble upon nests filled with tiny dinosaurs and flee from a T-rex.

What happens in Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark?

Jack and Annie travel back in time via treehouse to the prehistoric Cretaceous period. In this mild adventure written in short, clipped sentence structure, the two siblings fly on the back of a Pteranodon, stumble upon nests filled with tiny dinosaurs and flee from a T-rex.

What does the Magic Tree House teach you?

The series transports kids through time and around the world, teaching history while stirring their imaginations. Imagine that you climb into a tree house, open a book, point to a picture, and you’re magically transported to that place.

How many chapters are in Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark?

Dinosaurs Before Dark is the first book in the Magic Tree House series. It was written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Sal Murdocca. It has ten chapters.

What is the setting of Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark?

The story takes place in Pennsylvania in a magic tree house. Jack and Annie found a magic tree house and they went back in time to when the dinosaurs were alive.

What genre is Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark?

Children’s literature
Fiction
Dinosaurs Before Dark/Genres

Are Magic Tree House books educational?

The book are engaging, entertaining and educational. Add in the corresponding resource guides and you have an excellent resource for history and science.

What is the difference between Magic Tree House and Merlin missions?

In 2017, the series was renumbered to better differentiate between the two reading levels: early adventures, perfect for kids who are just starting to read chapter books, and the Merlin Missions, which are longer and include more challenging vocabulary—perfect for budding readers.

Is Magic Tree House good?

It is great for a beginning reader to read to themselves, but as a read aloud it is not my preference. The sentence structure is extremely simplistic. The vocabulary is basic. And it just bugs me how much the author says “Jack and Annie” – when I read the books out loud to my kids I’m dying for a pronoun or two.

What did Jack and Annie learn from the ship’s log?

Jack presses a button on the control panel, and the Ship’s Log is displayed. The children learn that there’s a crack in the mini-sub, and it was scheduled to be taken to the junkyard. Just as they are headed back to shore, an octopus traps the vessel with its tentacles.

What is the genre of the book Dinosaurs Before Dark?

How many words are in dinosaurs before dark?

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House)

Interest Level Reading Level Word Count
Grades K – 3 Grades 1 – 3 4737