Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1)

By Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie's first actual fable event within the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Where did the tree condominium come from?

Before Jack and Annie can discover, the mysterious tree condo whisks them to the prehistoric prior. Now they must determine how one can get domestic. Can they do it ahead of darkish . . . or will they turn into a dinosaur's dinner?

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Promise you won’t kiss him. ” “I promise. ” “Promise you won’t check with him. ” “I promise. ” “Promise you won’t—” “Go! move! ” she acknowledged. Jack went. Annie undefined. once they stepped off the ladder, the Pteranodon gave them a type glance. Annie blew a kiss at him. “Be again quickly, Henry,” she stated cheerfully. “Shush! ” stated Jack. And he led the way in which during the ferns. Slowly and punctiliously. while he reached the ground of the hill, he kneeled in the back of a fats bush. Annie knelt beside him and commenced to talk. “Shush! ” Jack placed his finger to his lips. Annie made a face. Jack peeked out on the Triceratops. The dinosaur was once awfully large. larger than a truck. He was once consuming the plants off a magnolia tree. Jack slipped his workstation out of his pack. He wrote: Annie nudged him. Jack overlooked her. He studied the Triceratops back. He wrote: Annie nudged him not easy. Jack checked out her. Annie pointed to herself. She walked her palms throughout the air. She pointed to the dinosaur. She smiled. was once she teasing? She waved at Jack. Jack began to seize her. She laughed and jumped away. She fell into the grass. In complete view of the Triceratops! “Get again! ” whispered Jack. Too overdue. the massive dinosaur had noticed Annie. He gazed down at her from the hilltop. half a magnolia flower used to be protruding of his mouth. “Oops,” stated Annie. “Get again! ” Jack shouted at her. “He appears great, Jack. ” “Nice? beware of his horns, Annie! ” “No. He’s great, Jack. ” great? however the Triceratops simply gazed evenly down at Annie. Then he became and loped away. Down the aspect of the hill. “Bye! ” acknowledged Annie. She grew to become again to Jack. “See? ” Jack grunted. yet he wrote in his computer: “Come on. Let’s go searching a few more,” stated Annie. As Jack all started after Annie, he observed anything glittering within the tall grass. He reached out and picked it up. A medallion. A gold medallion. A letter was once engraved at the medallion. a posh M. “Oh, guy. an individual got here right here ahead of us,” Jack acknowledged softly. “Annie, examine this! ” Jack referred to as. “Look what i discovered! ” Annie had long past as much as the hilltop. She used to be busy opting for a flower from the magnolia tree. “Annie, glance! A medallion! ” yet Annie wasn’t being attentive to Jack. She was once observing anything at the different facet of the hill. “Oh, wow! ” she stated. “Annie! ” Clutching her magnolia flower, she took off down the hill. “Annie, get back! ” Jack shouted. yet Annie had disappeared. “I’m going to kill her,” Jack muttered. He filled the gold medallion into his denims pocket. Then he heard Annie shriek. “Annie? ” Jack heard one other sound in addition. A deep, bellowing sound. Like a tuba. “Jack! Come the following! ” Annie known as. “Annie! ” Jack grabbed his backpack and raced up the hill. while he bought to the head, he gasped. The valley lower than used to be jam-packed with nests. monstrous nests produced from dust. And the nests have been jam-packed with tiny dinosaurs! Annie used to be crouching subsequent to at least one of the nests. and status over her used to be a huge duck-billed dinosaur! “Don’t panic. Don’t move,” acknowledged Jack. He stepped slowly down the hill towards Annie. the large dinosaur used to be towering above Annie. Waving her hands.

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