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Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9)

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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

IT'S SINK OR SWIM

for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins sa
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Paperback, 67 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Random House for Young Readers (first published November 1st 2002)
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midnightfaerie
Apr 09, 2014 midnightfaerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
A book my 6 yr old loved, a little old for my preschoolers. A solid reading level 3 book, this reader has a good amount of advanced vocabulary words, but not so long that it discourages a new reader. Used it for his read out loud book, which was perfect. It took about 15 mins for him to read and had just enough new vocabulary words to make it challenging. Also, it was a fun and interesting story he could get into. He liked it so much, he asked for more by this author. Great reading book!
Blake
Jan 15, 2014 Blake added it
“Dolphins at Daybreak”, is the ninth book in the Magic Tree house series written by Mary Pope Osborne. It starts off with Jack and Annie having the same dream, which means Morgan, the wizard of the tree house, was giving them a sign to go to the tree house. Morgan gives them four riddles to solve. Then they wish to go to the beach. They go into a submarine and dive into the depths of the ocean. Not too long after heading out, they realize that there is a leak in the submarine. Jack had an idea a ...more
Bryce Akey
Jan 13, 2014 Bryce Akey rated it really liked it
“Dolphins at Daybreak” starts out with Jack and Annie having the same dream, which means that Morgan is calling them to the tree house. Morgan tells them that she wants them to become master librarians. In order to accomplish this task, Jack and Annie must solve four riddles. They travel to a beach, on which they find a mini-submarine. As they headed into the ocean they discover that something was wrong. There was a hole in the submarine. When they turned the submarine around and were headed bac ...more
Brandon Loehrke
Nov 05, 2013 Brandon Loehrke rated it liked it
I really enjoyed “Dolphins at Daybreak”. This book starts out like every other book in the series. Jack and Annie have a dream about Morgan, who is calling them back to the tree house for another adventure. As soon as they wake up they rush over to the tree house and find Morgan. Morgan tells them that they need to become master librarians by going on this adventure.In order for them to become master librarians they need to solve 4 riddles. This adventure takes them to a sandy beach where they f ...more
Christopher
Dec 08, 2009 Christopher rated it it was amazing
Read A loud: Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Read Alone: 3rd grade - 5th grade

The Magic Tree House series is a great first chapter book series. The stories are episodic but they continue with an interesting story that lends itself to a lot of curriculum. Dolphins at Daybreak would be good for any reader who was ready to make the step from easy readers to chapter books. vocabulary is at a level that challenges but does not scare off the reader, and new words are included in the context of the text. There
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Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Jan 10, 2012 Wendy ~M/M Junkie~ rated it really liked it
This is book nine of the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.

Jack and his little sister Annie both have the same dream. They dream that Morgan comes to them and says the tree house is back and she is waiting.
As soon as they wake up they rush into the woods to see. Morgan is there and says she needs their help but first they need to become Master Librarians. In order to do so they need to solve four riddles.
The first riddle will be solved by going to the Ocean! Jack and Annie are both e
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Anna
Aug 24, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-by-myself
I like the dolphins Suzy and Sam. They saw an octopus. The octopus hugged the mini sub that they were in and it started cracking. The dolphins caught up with them and they let them ride on their backs to save their lives. May 2010


One day Jack and Annie found a submarine. So they went in it. Annie pressed a button the sub went down. Jack and Annie say thousands of schools of fish. Then a octopus squeezed the sub it let go and swam away why did it do that? said Annie. Then a hammerhead shark swam
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Stefano
Mar 11, 2016 Stefano rated it it was amazing
This book opens up with Jack having a dream about seeing Morgan and Morgan telling him the the tree house was back. Jack wishes that his dreams were real right when Annie runs into his room insisting he comes to the woods because she apparently had the same dream as him. Jack said that dreams aren’t real but it must mean something if they both had the same ones. When they got to the woods and came upon the tallest oak they saw someone looking down from the window at them. Morgan le Fay called th ...more
Madelyn Adams
May 09, 2015 Madelyn Adams rated it really liked it
Personal Reaction:
I am really fond of this book. I liked that Morgan wants Jack and Annie to become Master Librarians. Through the ancient scroll they are transported to a sandy beach. As the reader, I liked the suspense of the riddles in the book, and trying to figure them out.

Purpose:
Read Aloud- I think Dolphins at Daybreak could be used as a read aloud in 2nd or 3rd grade. By reading it aloud it can be used to teach about the genre of fiction, because of the incorporation of magic. Likewise,
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Laura Brenneisen
Title: Magic Tree House Books 8,9,21,25 By: Mary Pope Osborne Copyright: 1996-2002 Number of Pages: 280 Lit Require: Children's Series

I absolutely love the Magic Tree House book series. They are all about a little energetic and curious sister named Annie and her older knowledgeable and smart brother named Jack who have stumbled upon a magic tree-house in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. This tree house is under the control of a master librarian named Morgan le Fay. She has all of these magical books th
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Chelsea Sweet
Apr 23, 2015 Chelsea Sweet rated it liked it
Shelves: popular-series
Jack and Anne go to the tree house. The tree house takes them to the middle of the ocean. They go into a submarine. However, they discover that the submarine has a hole in it. Before they can get to the shore in the submarine a great octopus grabs ahold of them. A shark comes and the octopus scares off. Now Anne and Jack have to deal with the nightmare of a hungry shark. A group of dolphins show up and save Jack and Anne. They return home.

I think this book is a relatively good book to get young
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Linda Branich
Nov 05, 2014 Linda Branich rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s
This is the ninth book in the Magic Treehouse series. I LOVE these books, as do my 6 and 8-year old granddaughters, but I was disappointed in this book. It left me kind of flat.

Morgan le Fay, a magical librarian sends the same dream to both Jack and Annie that the treehouse is back. Morgan asks them to solve another mystery and the treehouse takes them to a coral reef, where they find a minisub. One of the things that disappoints me is that Jack and Annie discuss whether to get in the sub or not
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Jay Gillespie
Feb 13, 2015 Jay Gillespie rated it really liked it
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Dolphins at Daybreak, by Morgan Le Fay dives into the adventurous tale of Jack and Annie who aim to become masters of their tree house by solving the mysterious riddles in their future. They are sent on an adventure in the Magic Tree House and encounter octopi and sharks but are ultimately saved by two Dolphins at Daybreak.

The Magic Tree House fosters both one’s imagination and creativity. It holds tight the artistic spirit of kids, both Jack and Annie and inspires them to work together to accom
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Brenna
Mar 01, 2010 Brenna rated it really liked it
This book was about a magic tree house that took the characters, Jack and Annie anywhere they wanted to go. The children had to answer riddles and went in a mini submarine. They met two dolphins and rode them back to shore.

What I liked best about this book: Dolphins are my favorite mammal in the sea so I liked reading that the kids rode on the dolphins backs and that the dolphins saved them from a hungry shark.
Scott Seiler
Aug 01, 2015 Scott Seiler rated it it was amazing
Luke and I finished another one!!!
Samantha
Feb 26, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it
Recommended to Samantha by: Alexandria
Jack & Annie have returned to Earth and embark on their latest adventure under the sea. They are hitting the beach and swimming in the ocean. With the help of their friends Sammy and Suki, they just might be able to solve the first of Morgan's riddles. =)
Nemanja
Mar 15, 2016 Nemanja rated it it was amazing
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Mary Pope Osborne,adventure. Characters are Jack and his sister Annie and in this book they are going to the open sea.They met dolphins a lot of fish and shark.A lot of new mysteries appear and they are going to solve them. Book is really good and I like it.I would say that people can rad this because it is funny and interesting and I think that it is very good book like others from magic treehouse. It is very nice and I would recommend it for everyone because it has a lot of funny and interesti ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this ninth installment of the Magic Tree House, it is the first book in the four part series solving four riddles for Morgan le Fay so the kids can become Master Librarians.

Mary Pope Osborne continues her wonderful series staring Jack and Annie traveling through time and space. Once again, she exposes another important resource that all children should know about: the ocean, and more specifically, a coral reef. Of course, it has to be exciting, so there is an octopus, hammerhead shark, and d
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Kosuke Kamiya
Aug 14, 2015 Kosuke Kamiya rated it it was amazing
1. Magic Tree House

2. 8/14=100min

3. sea, coral, sea animal, submarine, oyster, pearl, riddle

4 a. When they saw the dark fin, swimming towards the beach, they made a mistake that this is a shark! However, this is the dolphins, and the dolphins took them to the beach.

4 b. If I were them, I also would have made a mistake, too, because a shark fin is similar to a dolphin one. The situation made me scared.

5. This books told me how beautiful and dangerous the sea world is. I like the sea, but I am a l
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Alyssa
May 05, 2015 Alyssa rated it it was amazing
Dolphins at Daybreak is another hit from the Magic Tree House series. This book is full of adventure, which kept me rapidly turning the pages. There are few words that would present a significant challenge to the reader but the reader could sound them out and figure out their meanings. There is a lot of dialogue in this book which would make it a good candidate for doing reader's theater. This book is a good one to use in teaching plot because there is a clear sequence of events. This book has c ...more
lily
Jan 27, 2010 lily rated it it was amazing
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Micah
Jun 21, 2016 Micah rated it it was amazing
Jack and Annie were going to go to the Magic Tree House, and when they did they were looking for one of the books that was open. They found Morgan LeFey who told them that they had to go in the certain guide about sea things.

When they went, they were looking for the special thing that they had to find. They found a lot of coral on the sand. It was very hard. When they went a little further, they found a mini sub. They went in it and saw lots more coral and fish while looking for the special thi
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Drew Erkelens
Oct 28, 2015 Drew Erkelens rated it really liked it
Shelves: edrd-314
This is one of the Magic Tree House books that I read and re read many times. Children in the middle and younger grades love this series I think because it lets their imagination be put into the pages of book. Every book of this series has one ofter the other of situations that all kids imagine about all day long. I think to have such crazy things happening in a book, things that they themselves wish they could actually do, makes the reading for them all the more fun. I would recommend having at ...more
Ayumi
Jul 10, 2012 Ayumi rated it really liked it
I thought it was a good book for kids to read.
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Octiavia
Jun 22, 2016 Octiavia rated it liked it
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Rick Silva
May 22, 2016 Rick Silva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jack and Annie begin their quest to become Master Librarians. They must solve a series of riddles. The first of these takes them to a coral reef and an abandoned mini-sub that is just sitting there waiting for someone to take it for a spin around the block.

Problem is, there was a reason it was abandoned.

This is an odd story in that there are basically no human characters other than Jack and Annie once the quest gets underway. Osborne does a nice job of evoking the wonder of the coral reef settin
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Angie
Feb 26, 2016 Angie rated it really liked it
Synopsis: "Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

IT'S SINK OR SWIM

for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins save the day? Or are Jack and Annie doomed to be dinner?"


My Review: The adventure kicks off again and a new mystery
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Kaitlyn
Feb 27, 2011 Kaitlyn rated it liked it
This was a good book. This book was written Mary pope Osborne. Mary pope Osborne is the author of all the magic tree house books.
This book was about a boy and a girl named Jack and Annie having an underwater adventure. The reason they are having this adventure is because they want to be master librarians. But to become master librarian's and you have to figure out three riddles. They came to a beach and read the riddle which says: rough and gray as rock I'm plain as plain can be. But hidden de
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Amanda Carpenter
Jun 23, 2012 Amanda Carpenter rated it it was amazing
As I always say, my 8 year old niece brought me the first 2 of these books to read. She loves them and she wanted me to read them too so we can talk about them. I find them fun and informative for kids about different time periods and different things around the world.

I decided on book 5 to start reading them aloud for my dogs enjoyment too. (I know, you may think I am crazy - but they like them. Well one gets rather scared sometimes, but the other loves to listen). I think the writing was prac
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Rachel Hancock
Apr 12, 2012 Rachel Hancock rated it really liked it
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Do you like tales of adventure? Do you like getting swept away into another world? Do you like learning about nature? If so, “Dolphins at Daybreak” is the perfect book for you! Mary Pope Osborne’s book is a part of the Magic Tree House collection and takes readers on an exciting adventure as two children try to solve a riddle.

In this book, Jack and Annie are given a riddle that says, “Rough and gray as rock, I’m plain as plain can be. But hidden deep inside, there’s great beauty in me. What am
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