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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 April 29th 1997)
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midnightfaerie
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
“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
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
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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Anna
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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Linda Branich
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
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
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.
Samantha
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. =)
lily
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Ayumi
I thought it was a good book for kids to read.
:D
Kaitlyn
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
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
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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Erica Johnson
Dolphins at Daybreak is the ninth book in the Magic Tree House Series. This is a basic chapter book consisting of fantasy and adventure for second and third graders. This book starts with Jack and Annie both having a dream about The Magic Treehouse. Jack, Annie, and Morgan meet at the treehouse and Morgan tells Jack and Annie that she sent them the dream because she is in need of their help. Morgan is unable to collect books for the treehouse because of a spell that Merlin casted, so she has ask ...more
Sarah Sammis
Sean received a box set of the first eight Magic Tree House books about a year ago. He and Ian read through them. Now that he's in second grade he's allowed to check out chapter books from the library. He has decided to continue reading the Magic Tree House Books and has wrangled me this time.

In Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9) by Mary Pope Osborne, Annie and Jack reunite with Morgan La Fay. She's having so much trouble with Merlin that her library duties are being put on the back burn
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Amanda Caldwell
Dolphins at Daybreak is the 9th book in the Magic Tree House series. In this installment, Jack and his little sister Annie find themselves on a coral reef trying to solve a riddle. If they solve they solve the riddle Morgan la Fey will make them Master Librarians. Jack and Annie have exciting encounters with a leaky submarine, an octopus, a hammerhead shark, and a pair of dolphins.

In my opinion, Dolphins at Daybreak is the most exciting book in the series thus far. I'm pretty sure that my five-
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Karen
This would be a great read for grades 2-3. First off, the plot grabs your attention right away with Jack and Annie being asked to go on a secret mission. Right away the reader is connected to the two characters and is intrigued with the plot line. As they go on their adventure, it is a very informative book on life beneath the ocean. It could be a really cool fiction book to tie into a science unit on marine life. Students could find facts from this book and nonfiction books about animals and pl ...more
Jennifer Weiss
The magic tree house books have always been a favorite for many elementary students. These books are beginning chapter books, there are small chapters and pictures as well. Children love reading books that include pictures, but since it is a chapter book, children feel even more accomplished. During dolphins at daybreak, Jack and Annie go on an adventures to the ocean. They are on a mission to solve a riddle. The two kids go in a submarine through the ocean and they can see all the different oce ...more
Bri
This book swept me away to this other wonderful world. The setting was brilliantly set. I could totally see it in my mind. But the characters were definitely my favorite part. They are all so colorful, interesting, exciting, and hilarious. The main character is just perfect. The plot moved fast enough that I couldn't stop reading lest I miss something, but the author still took the time to flesh out the details. The details are what really make or break a story.
Brianna
Mar 07, 2012 Brianna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young readers
I remember reading the Magic Treehouse series during Middle School, and they were always entertaining. I loved how they went all around the world, all throughout history, and you learned about different places and time periods as you followed your favorite characters through wonderful adventures. It was really cool. I recommend these books to your little adventurer. They are sure to not disappoint.
Do it! Read the book, because who knows what new world one might fall into? What interesting chara
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Marissa Pezzullo
I believe that this would be a great transitional chapter book to introduce to students to follow talking about the ocean. It will give them a mysterious story to follow something that they have been learning about. Also you could recommend this book to a kid who wants a series to read that actually talks about something fictional.
Mckenzie Koch
These chapter books were the last children's chapter books I read before moving up my reading level. I really liked how these books took me away and allowed me to go to an imaginary place. These books were just challenging enough for me to challenge myself but not hard enough to were I couldn't understand what was going on.
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
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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Audrey
Dolphins at Daybreak, by Mary Pope Osborne, is book number 9 in The Magic Tree House series. While all of the books in The Magic Tree House series have many similarities, this was still a fun book to read.

In this particular story, the Magic Tree House transports Jack and Annie to the middle of the ocean. From here, Jack and Annie embark on a number of wild ocean adventures. While on their journey, the children discover a small submarine on a coral reef and learn a lot about different features of
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kelsey
This was a fun one to sit and read with my boys on a rainy day. To see Blake's mind boggle at how a pearl is made with one tiny grain of sand was just awesome. I wish I could have permanently captured the look of astonishment on his face. He is just so expressive. My boys sure love "Jack and Annie" books!
Rubi
Jack and Annie go on an underwater adventure this time. ...and as usual Annie gets them into "trouble". haha
Its a little slow, but not too boring.
Still a good little read, especially for kids.
Another Magic Tree House book full of fun facts.
btw I figured our the riddle as soon as I read it ;)
Anna
It has been awhile since Jack and Annie have seen the tree house or Morgan. But one night they both have a dream about her.

Turns out she is sending them under the ocean and they must solve a riddle:

...Rough and gray as rock
I'm as plain as I can be
But hidden deep inside
There's great beauty in me.
What am I?...

Jack and Annie travel in a mini-sub. They see a coral reef and lots of fascinating animals under the sea including an octopus, sea horses, jellyfish and starfish. Two dolphins named Suki and
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Sherry
DOLPHINS AT DAYLIGHT

I liked this book for its excitement.

I think people should read this book because the excitement and discovery.


DAN AGE 10

Dolphins at daybreak

I really liked the dolphins because they helped Jack and Annie. They helped them swim back from the middle of the ocean when the mini sub broke. They saved their lives.

ALEXANDER AGE 8


Dolphins at daybreak
I like the book because when they
Went they went on the adventure.

KIMBERLY AGE 9

Dolphins at Day break

The dolphins looked really, re
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Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.
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