Magic Tree House #10: Ghost Town at Sundown

by Mary Pope Osborne

Paperback, 1997







Random House Books for Young Readers (1997), Paperback, 96 pages


Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to the Wild West, where they experience excitement and danger and try to solve a riddle.

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Physical description

96 p.; 7.4 inches

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Jack and Annie must solve another riddle, but they also feel they must help a cow boy get his horses back from the theives who stole them. They accomplish both goals- bringing them one step closer to becoming master librariens.
LibraryThing member skeeterbo
I liked it because one thing was named after an animal--it was called Rattlensnake Flasts. It was a little funny.
LibraryThing member ktibbs
Jack and Annie start off on a new adventure this time to the Wild West. They end up in a ghost town where no one is around with a riddle to solve about, "out of the blue, my lonely voice calls out to you, who am I?am I? The two start off exploring the ghost town and find a piano playing by itself.
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Then a herd of bandits ride through on horses with a mustang horse they have separated from its baby. The baby comes through and the two decide they must try to help. Suddenly the horses owners show up and want to know why they have his horse. They explain and help Slim go to rescue the mother from the bandits. Their mission is successful and they spend the night in the canyon with Slim. In the morning, they convince Slim to let the horses go free and he agrees. When Annie yells bye into the canyon to the horse, she hears an echo of her voice, that is when they realized they solved the riddle.
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LibraryThing member TrueVillian23
this book is full of mysteries and action. The main characters are jack and annie. They go on a quest to help morgan find spells. They run into some trouble and have to fight their way out.
LibraryThing member maddie.albert756
This book is about two kids Jack and Annie who help there friend Morgan le fea. She is right now a spirit but she is really a human actually a Master librian. They have to try to figure out the riddle. In this case it is a really tricky one but a good one to.

You should really read this book
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because it is a great book if you like ghosts stories. If you also like mysterie and good kids book than this is a great book for you. Even if your 14 years old its still a good book to read to your siblings.
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LibraryThing member jerryreads
I find this to be a excellent book to read to second graders it is a great book. Also it's my nieces favorites.
LibraryThing member ecosborne
Jack and Annie travel back to the Wild west and help reunite a mama mustang with her colt, give a cowboy advise on his career, and solve the riddle bringing them closer to becoming Master Librarians. This is a good book for young readers as the series is enthralling and also encourages reading.
LibraryThing member readerworm12345
I loved this book it was really cute. I loved how they ended it. It was the cutest book I ever read it was my favorite in the series. I really liked the cowboy person he was really nice. I would recomend it to all perants to give to there kids and any elementry school kids.
LibraryThing member cindyzhou2010
I hate ghost because it is scary.
LibraryThing member benuathanasia
I picked this book up expecting to feel brain cells dying as I read it. I was very wrong; I can see why my students enjoy this series so much. It's very well written (albeit extremely simplistic) and interesting. It was an extremely quick read and is educational, to boot!
LibraryThing member Crystal.Axelson
I think that this book is a great way for children to learn about the wild west and spark their imagination at the same time.
LibraryThing member thuvan0301
Jack and Annie on their trip to the Wild West to solve their second riddle in order to become a Master Librarian. They met the Slim, the author of the book they was using to go back to the Wild West. Slim helped them to fingure out the answer for the riddle, that is echo. Annie helped Slim left his
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Wild West life and follow his dream to become a writter which he wrote that book dedicate to them: Jack and Annie.
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LibraryThing member qrennaker
Dusting off the old collection of Magic Tree House books, I knew I had to read my favorite book from the series that really were my first chapter books I was able to read. This book takes Jack and Anne into the old Wild West where they are tasked with solving a riddle in a possibly haunted ghost
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town. The fantasy elements of this book are just great! I still remember being totally immersed in the experience of travelling to a new place and time as a kid, and as an adult, these books which are now a real quick read, still provide that nostalgia and wonder I had as a kid. This book was not only entertaining but it also had more little facts and tid bits then I remember it having when I red it in my youth. I think this book, and the others in the series hold a very important place in the area of children's literature. Although they really don't serve all that much of a classroom purpose, they have and still do today, kept kids reading ad growing the vocabulary of young readers.
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LibraryThing member vharsh1
Growing up I was always a fan of the Magic Tree House series. I enjoyed this particular book, “Ghost Town At Sundown”, for a few reasons. In the beginning of the book the riddle is given to the reader. The riddle is a way to draw the reader in. I loved this aspect of the book. The entire time I
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was reading, I kept thinking about the riddle and what the answer could be. This kept me constantly engaged in the text. The next reason why I enjoyed this book was the pictures. Even though this book is a chapter book, the images are descriptive enough to help younger readers build their sense of imagery when reading along through the text. The main idea of this story was to solve a riddle and mystery that took place in the old Wild West.
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LibraryThing member Othemts
Jack & Annie go back to the Old West and visit a ghost town with real ghosts! They also encounter some cattle rustlers and a kindly cowboy named Slim. It's a fun adventure with a riddle to solve.

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