Magic Tree House #38: Monday with a Mad Genius (A Merlin Mission)

by Mary Pope Osborne

Paperback, 2009



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Random House Books for Young Readers (2009), Edition: Illustrated, 144 pages


Jack and Annie travel 500 years back in time to Florence, Italy, and spend a day helping Leonardo da Vinci in the hope of learning another secret of happiness.

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LibraryThing member skeeterbo
I liked the book a little because I like animals and it is sort of about animals. I didn't like it because it was pretty boring, not like other Magic Tree House books.
LibraryThing member Olisia
A brother and sister go back in time to find Leonardo da Vinci and the secret of happiness.
LibraryThing member alexandrose
It was a morning in Pensilvania and Annie felt she had to go to the tree house with Jack so they did their mission was to help Morgan by being theaprentice of Leonardo Da Vinci. recommend this book for people who likes adventure like Zach Power.
LibraryThing member Amy_Marie
This Merlin Series book of the Magic Tree House Series follows Jack and Annie as their travel in their magic tree house to Florence, Italy! The two spend the entire day as apprentices to the great Leonardo Da Vinci where they learn about many of his great work and help him with some of his
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I would highly recommend this book to any child. It is a longer chapter book but still includes many pictures. Without even knowing it, the book provides children with tons of information about Leonardo Da Vinci and Florence during the Renaissance period.
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LibraryThing member DanielleHuslinger91
This book is about a brother and sister who have a magic tree house that sends them back in time. In this book they are sent back in time to the Renaissance to try and find one of the secrets of happiness for Merlin. This would be a good book for 8 year old. This book would be good for a lesson on
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the Renaissance. What did Jack and Anne learn about the Renaissance while they were there?
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LibraryThing member tonya29
I love the Magic Tree House Series and this book just proves it even more! I recommend this for all ages! :)
LibraryThing member Othemts
Jack & Annie are given the mission to spend the day in Renaissance Florence helping Leonardo Da Vinci. It's harder than it sounds but they're persistent and participate in Leonardo's science and art adventures, and even a little bit of magic and a mysterious smile. A good story!


Kids' Book Choice Awards (Finalist — 2008)
Children's Favorites Awards (Selection — 2008)




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7.64 inches


0375837302 / 9780375837302

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