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Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4)

3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  10,422 Ratings  ·  369 Reviews
Jack and Annie are in deep trouble when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of desert islands, secret maps, hidden gold and ruthless pirates!
Paperback, First Scholastic Printing, March 1996, 67 pages
Published March 8th 1996 by Scholastic (first published February 1st 1994)
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Daddy's Place for the thoughts of his Princess,  Gabriella of the School and House and Friends
This is a book about a pirate who want’s treasure. In the book the pirate looked into Jack’s book bag to look for gold and there was nothing in it. So the pirate took Jack and Annie because he thought they were hiding gold from him. What I liked about this book is when the two kids, Annie and Jack, try to escape from the bad guy’s ship. They saved themselves instead of being rescued.

I thought the librarian at the end of the book was cool and looked very pretty, like princess. She has a special
Rick Silva
All of a sudden it's all Magic Treehouse all the time in our household. The Kiddo came home with two more Magic Treehouse books from his school library. This series has definitely caught his attention, which is great.

Kiddo is six, and in first grade. I've been reading these books out loud to him. He borrows the ones that interest him from the library, so we have not been reading the series in order.

This book is the fourth in the series, and it represents an ending point for the initial ongoing
Sarah Sammis
During the ROOB competition I read through a bunch of the earliest Magic Tree House books. In Pirates Past Noon Jack and Annie go back in time to learn how to be pirates and to discover the identity of the mysterious M.

The earliest books are very short compared the newest ones. They are also short on plot. The gist here is that the siblings are still trying to learn who owns the tree house and how it works the way it does. In the middle of all of this are pirates who are out to get treasure.

If t
“Pirates Past Noon,” was the fourth book in the Magic Treehouse series. It was a chapter book written by Mary Pope Osborne. It starts off like all of the other books when Jack and Annie went out to the Frog Creek woods and got into the treehouse. Since it was raining out, Annie grabbed the book with the beach and wished they could go there. When they got there, they are captured by pirates and held hostage until they showed the pirates where the treasure was. The pirates thought Jack knew where ...more
Brandon Loehrke
"Pirates Past Noon" starts off like all of the other books do. Jack and Annie go to the magic treehouse to start a new adventure. Annie chose a pirate book because she saw a beach and wanted to go there. Right away when they get to the beach they get taken by pirates. The only way for the pirates to let Jack and Annie go is if they help them find Captain Kidd's buried treasure. The children learn from reading the treasure map that the treasure is buried under a rock. Polly, the parrot, helps Jac ...more
Adam Krause
Jan 12, 2014 Adam Krause rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Pirates Past Noon” was a fun book. Jack and Annie are on another magical adventure. They venture into the past and become pirates, only the crew isn’t too fond of them. The two have to find the identity of the mysterious M to ensure their safety. The crew is growing restless and is urging to make the two walk the plank. Will they find the mysterious M?

Jack and Annie are the main characters on the journey. This trip is a big mystery to find the identity of the mysterious M. Jack shows good leade
Dec 06, 2013 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When attempting to try to stop reading for the night Jack said, "If you stop here, I'm going to have a problem!" So, I guess this deserves four stars:)
This book was a very quick read. This was not my favourite book from the series so far, but it was very interesting. I had no interest about the pirates at all.

Capn' Bones was a very arrogant character towards Jack, Annie and his other pirate mates.
The part where Jack and Annie were trying to escaped the bady guys ship made me so intrigued with the story. They showed how courageous and sneaky they can be in escaping a situation that can potentially prolong for a long time. I am glad that they w
Oct 04, 2011 Simon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Pirates! I had my own pirate ship and castle toys and the soldiers of the castle fought the pirates and some of them always ended up in the dudgeon.

This book was the first one where I was actually aware of a real bad guy in the books. There is a riddle in this story and I was so happy when I figured it out. And since this was a book with the topic of Pirates, there was of course buried treasure, and of course it was found, but before our heroes could open the book, they had to escape a
Norberto Leyva
Oct 22, 2013 Norberto Leyva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Magic Tree House Pirates Past Noon”

Jack and Annie go back in time to the time when pirates were abundant. A parrot was above the tree house watching them. When Jack and Annie leave the tree house, Jack forgets his backpack and has to return for it. When he runs back for it, he is captured by three pirates; the captain and two mates. Annie tries to help, but ends up getting captured. They accused Jack and Annie of stealing their treasure. The mates go to the tree house to investigate and only se
10/14/09 Read today with Annabelle. Yesterday she perused ALL the pictures. She was really excited about it. At one point I asked her what she thought would happen next and she said, "Mom, I already know! JUST KEEP READING!" Maybe she knew because she'd seen the pictures. Maybe she didn't know! But she enjoyed this book as well. When I explained to her that the black flag with skull and cross bones represented a pirate ship, she already knew that! (Where does she learn these things I wonder?!!) ...more
Jeremy Muse
Oct 26, 2012 Jeremy Muse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 02, 2013 ↜ƈɦǟռ☂ɛℓℓɛ↝ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
We love the Magic Tree House Series. They are easy, read chapter books. My daughter really likes when I read these to her, because I put so much enthusiasm in them.
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Feb 19, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Samantha by: Alexandria
Ok. So I totally have this thing for pirates, where I just will read pretty much anything pirate related. Pirates are cool and when you toss Magic Tree House into the mix, you just get lots and lots of fun and adventure. Not to mention new friends and experiences! The Magic Tree House Series is so wonderful that I'm slightly upset I started it so late. I'm only on book 4, but I'm super excited to read book 5 and I already love the series. Each book is a delicious morsel that allows young ones to ...more
My 6 year son, Daniel, says, "I wish that I could give it 15 stars! It was really exciting! It's the best one so far!"
May 17, 2015 LauraR rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-books
This book tells the story of Jack and Annie as they set off on another journey that begins in their tree house. Jack and Annie are transported to a deserted island, or what they think is one, until they encounter pirates! These pirates are in search of buried treasure and they enlist the help of Jack and Annie to help read the map to locate it. A suspenseful story at times, Mary Pope Osborne keeps her readers on their toes as they travel through the journey of the story.
The illustrations truly
Georgia Karr
Mar 24, 2015 Georgia Karr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-series
Pirates Past Noon is one of the books in the Magic Treehouse series. I really enjoyed reading this book because of the suspense. There is a lot of action and the two main characters are always getting themselves into sticky situations, but manage to escape, which is why I think this series is so popular. I think these book are great for both boys and girls. I remember reading them growing up and I know my bother read them as well. This series is great for a child who is starting to read chapter ...more
Rosa Cline
Apr 11, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
This is fourth in the series of books the Magic Tree House. Although it is a chapter book my son and I sat and read it for about 30 minutes or so. Very interesting, keeping our attention. Just enough 'Science' to keep it educational but yet enough imagination in it to keep it fun too. Looking forward to reading some more.

This was wasn't disappointing after enjoying the first one as much as we did. Each book apparently will have a 'guide' to the two children in the book but to the reader-listener
For the first time ever Alex made a request for a specific kind of book when we went to the library. His kindergarten teacher read them a Magic Treehouse book, and he wanted to get one for us to read at home. Couldn't exactly deny a request like that! This was a cute story... I loved the relationship between Annie and Jack as brother and sister. It's easy enough that before long my 5 year old will be able to read this on his own without much help. We look forward to reading others in this series ...more
2.5 stars

My least favorite of the series so far. The pirate captain was too one-dimensionally evil and the "clue" on the treasure map was too ridiculously simplistic for me to give this 3 stars.

It was fun, though, to get to meet the M person. And to learn the purpose of the treehouse and why jack and Annie are able to use it. Although why she would choose a treehouse of all things to use as her time machine is never addressed...
Gretchen Guglietta
As a read-aloud it was hard. I can't do the pirate voice that much. And Cap'n bones would not stop calling his mateys "dogs". Ugh
Madison Lakey
On a rainy day, Jack and Annie go to the magic tree house hoping that the M person will be there. Because of the rain, when Annie sees the picture of a sunny beach in a book, she wishes for them to travel there. When they arrive, Jack and Annie are captured by pirates. The head of the pirates is Cap'n Bones, who is looking for Captain Kidd's buried treasure. When Cap'n Bones sees Jack's M medallion, the pirate believes it is from Captain Kidd's treasure. Jack doesn't know where the treasure is, ...more
Jan 10, 2013 C1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is good. The part where the pirate was not nice was not good. Pirates are not nice, but I can fight him & get his sword away from him

If I fought a pirate, I would pretend I was dead and they would go away & I would sneak up on him and steal his hook. I would.
Kathleen Konno
This is one of the earlier Magic Tree House books, which means it does not have as much substance as some of the other ones (namely, the Merlin Missions). This makes it a good book for younger readers. However, I was not too impressed with the story itself. The pirates don't seem particularly scary or goofy, just kind of in-between, and we get almost no information about pirates except for the fact they want treasure. I would recommend this only as a stepping stone into other pirate books, and a ...more
May 15, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Seth and I have been enjoying reading the Magic Tree House books together. They are great! I'd highly recommend them for young readers. They're like a Dr. Who series for kids :)
Mar 21, 2013 Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My kids and I really enjoyed this one. It was funny too. :)
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this fourth installment of the Magic Tree House, I found it to quite enjoyable. Pieces of the puzzle finally fall into place and a lot of mysteries are finally answered in this story. The pirates are perfect in this story . . . not brutal, just greedy.

Because of the way they speak (pirate talk), it may be a little hard for younger children to read, but my eight year old daughter got through it just fine.

Overall, Pirates Past Noon is a fun read that will be enjoyed by both children and adult
Caroline Glausi
The Magic Treehouse books follow a brother and sister as they embark on adventures through the magic of their treehouse and its ability to transport them to the land of their various storybooks. The Pirates Past Noon was just one of my favorites, but they are all so magical and adventurous that not one left me disappointed. They were a very important part of my first and second grade life. Whenever I remember events from that period in my life, I can almost always remember that I was reading one ...more
Oct 31, 2015 B-zee rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Maksud hati hendak bermain ke pantai, ternyata mereka pergi ke zaman bajak laut, melalui buku Pirates of the Caribbean yang belum sempat mereka lihat covernya sebelumnya. Mereka terjebak untuk menemukan harta karun Captain Kidd. Kemudian, lagi-lagi, M menyelamatkan mereka, sekaligus menampakkan wujud aslinya.

"You remind me too much of myself. You love the impossible, Annie. And you love knowledge, Jack. What better combination is there?" p.64

Jadi, ternyata, begitulah saya :)
Bagaimana dan mengapa
Feb 09, 2016 Alxandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another book that I read to learn Spanish as an adult.

This book is at my comprehensible reading level which made it an absolute delight. I was able to learn several new words through context as there is ample repetition.

The plot was simple with a couple of twist and turns which kept it from being boring, but I doubt that I would enjoy this book much if it was much below my comprehensible reading level.

I may read a few more of this series, but the plot simplicity makes me hesitant.
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