Magic Tree House #42 - A Merlin Mission: A Good Night for Ghosts

by Mary Pope Osborne

Hardcover, 2009


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Due Dec 20, 2022

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Random House Books for Young Readers (2009), Edition: 0, Hardcover, 128 pages


Jack and Annie must travel back in time to New Orleans in 1915 to help a teenaged Louis Armstrong fulfill his destiny and become the "King of Jazz."

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128 p.; 8.54 inches

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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 rtapia
I love the magic tree house series. A good night for the ghosts was just another good book. I love how the author was able to catch the detail of the time they end up magically being in. I love the way she captures the characters. Great book for children that like the spooky yet fun books. Even has
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a few illustrations for your imagination.
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LibraryThing member mollybeaver
Jack and Annie in New Orleans
they are on a mission to travel back in time to give Louis Armstrong encouragement to play the trumpet and greatly impact jazz history.
Authentic clothes, setting, dialogue for 1915 New Orleans.
Visit the French Quarter, celebrate All Saint's Day. Meet a ghost pirate.
LibraryThing member kbuffum13
This book starts off with Jack and Annie traveling back in the to New Orleans, which is considered to be the most haunted city in the country. This mission given to them from Merlin is about encouraging young artists to share their abilities with the world. In the case of this story they were
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looking to help Louis Armstrong who they met while he was delivering coal. They helped him with the various jobs he had throughout his day and then did dishes to pay for the dinner they all ate. But it is the Eve of All Saints (Halloween) and they got locked in an old building where their search brings them in contact of real ghosts. They were able to play jazz and make it safely out of the building. They did have to show Louis their history book the History of New Orleans Music to be able to inspire him. It ends with how unfair the segregation laws that were in place at the time. The genre of this book is Fantasy.
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