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Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House #41)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  2,759 Ratings  ·  119 Reviews
Jack and Annie head to 18th-century Austria, where they must find and help a musician by the name of Mozart. Decked out in the craziest outfits they’ve ever worn—including a wig for Jack and a giant hoopskirt for Annie!—the two siblings search an entire palace to no avail. Their hunt is further hampered by the appearance of a mischievous little boy who is determined to fol ...more
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Published March 10th 2009 by Random House Audio Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2009)
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Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
Love, love, love~ So amazing! This is one of the best! Anne and Jack went to the time where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was six years old and was to perform for the royal family of Austria. We met Nannerl, Mozart's older sister and Mozart's nickname is Wolfy! So CUTE~ I can imagine young Wolfy! XD They went back to that time to convince Wolfy to spread the happiness to the world, in his case, to continue composing music and aspire many musicians around the world. Flute is one of my favorite musical ...more
Apr 03, 2010 Joyce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book I've read from this series, and again I've rated it 4 stars mostly because I am pleasantly surprised (maybe I ought not to be anymore) by how deftly Ms. Osborne weaves this tale into something digestible by her intended audience. I'm glad that my 7-year-old is hooked on this series and got me into it, too. (Though obviously, I am not reading the novels in order - neither is my daughter!)

Though I realized before Jack and Annie did - from the title and the nickname "Wolfie"
OK, Mozart may actually make Tad Lincoln look well behaved (see the review of Magic Tree House #47: Abe Lincoln At Last!). Reading this over I kept thinking that Schonbrun Palace sounds a whole lot like Versailles. Maybe all the crowned heads of Europe had the same architects?

Once again, Jack and Annie show the importance of Doing Your Research Before You Go for time-travellers. Much of the adventure time is taken up by Jack being embarrased by his poor manners in front of the Empress of Austria
Ken Bayne
Dec 28, 2012 Ken Bayne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jack and Anne are sent on another Happiness Mission for Merlin. They travel to Austria in the mid 1700's. They go to a very fancy party for the queen. When they go to the Queen, Jack accidently makes a fool of himself, and one of the kids there calls him Jack the Clown. He follows Jack and Anne around until he gets mad at his dad. He runs to the backyard and lets out all the animals that live there. Jack and Anne then pull out their Magic Flute and make the animals go back to their cages. The ki ...more
Apr 09, 2013 Hudson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would give this book 10,000 stars if I could. I liked it because it was a fantasy story, which I like, and about music. I like that Annie and Jack didn't know who Wolfie was or what year they were in; it was a mystery. I didn't know who Wolfie was either! But I'm learning how to play the piano too, so this was interesting to me. I couldn't believe that this bratty, meanie kid was the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! I really liked the part where Annie was making up a song and she called Jack a ...more
Sydney Matejik
Sep 20, 2016 Sydney Matejik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title (italicize): Magic Tree House #41: Moonlight on the Magic Flute
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator (if separate from author): Sal Murdocca
Genre: Fantasy Fiction Chapter Book
Theme(s): Fiction, Magic, Mozart
Opening line/sentence (type directly from text): “Jack was sitting at the computer in the living room.”
Brief Book Summary (2-3 sentences in your own words):
Jack and Annie’s latest mission is to entertain those at a party in Vienna. They tackle their mission following 18th Century rules
Oct 18, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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They go back to the time that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was 6 years old and was to perform for the royal family of Austria. But he doesn't, he wants to play and then goes to the zoo and opens all the cages so that the wild animals end up chasing him. Jack and Annie have to play their magic flute (good for only one use) and sing a song to send all the animals back to their homes. He remembers that he loves music and is able to perform a wonderful musical number for the royals.
Hiina Shiota
Nov 13, 2015 Hiina Shiota rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was an inspiring book. I really liked the way the two protagonists, Jack and Annie, are trying to solve a problem for the magician (forgot her name). I thought that it was interesting when they needed to try to find out how to solve the problem, where the palace animals came out, which was the flute. I thought that this was very cool and interesting. I also could play the flute, but I didn't really know that the composer, Mozart, also had a flute music sheet. I wish that ...more
Kathleen Konno
This book would be a fun read for kids, although I personally was a bit confused the whole time. Jack and Annie get thrown in with royalty in Vienna, and aren't allowed to do any research at all, which causes many cringeworthy moments. Luckily, most of their interactions are with other children (and apparently animals which just mysteriously escape from a zoo, supposedly the work of a six-year-old...). Definitely fun, but the plot may just confuse some people. Similar to my criticism of High Tim ...more
Mar 08, 2014 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was really good. Mozart put all the animals out of the zoo and so he it was really funny. Then Jack and Annie were trying to help the whole world in four missions. This was the first one of the four missions.
Feb 24, 2015 Braden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read Moonlight on the Magic Flute. It was written by Mary Pope Osborne. It has 105 pages. The main characters are Jack and Annie. It is in the 1800's and is in a huge palace. The plot was helping the famous artist and the famous artist played music. The theme was to help the famous artist. I thought that it was good. At the beginning they were invited to a party. Then they had to bow to the imperial mother. When jack messed up he got laughed at by a kid and at the ending when they helped the k ...more
Maya Orama
Mar 30, 2015 Maya Orama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is about a boy and girl who are brother and sister name Jack and Annie . Jack and Annie went to the 18th century Austria , where they must find and help a musician named Mozart. Jack and Annie hunt was to find a boy who wants to follow them everywhere but when the boy sees the animals he let them go out the palace zoo , Jack and Annie have to use their only magic to save themselves and the little boy Jack and Annie use the magic flute to save them and the little boy . The animals herd ...more
I had never read any of the books in this popular time-travel series for readers bridging into chapter books, and I thought I should. It's fine - I can see why kids like it, and just maybe it prompts some kids to learn more about the time/person visited. Still I didn't love that it's not entirely true to the time period visited. I understand why it isn't - I think author and publisher want to make the books accessible and easy to digest. But I just didn't think Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would real ...more
Feb 05, 2010 Neal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the instrument flute. My favorite instrument is the Drums. Whats yours???
My 6 yr old is becoming a voracious reader and his teacher recommended this series so I picked up a few from the library. My son loves it. Magic and fun and adventure rolled into a chapter book that's easy to read, yet challenging enough that he's not bored. Many of these are educational as well, focusing on a particular point in history such as a president's reign, or a location, like Ireland in this one, which goes really well with his geography and history lessons. He's loving it, and already ...more
My kids don't know who Mozart is or about The Magic Flute, the opera (ages 3 & 5). I guessed they whole book correctly in chapter 2. But still, the followed quite a bit of the story and liked it.

One of my favorite things about the MTH series is expanding their vocabulary but I was surprised how that was nearly lost by listening to it instead of reading. Annie wore a hoopskirt but I couldn't show them what that looks like so I think it was lost on them. Next time I need to get the book with
Mar 22, 2014 Brandyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My favorite part was when Jack was playing the flute, Annie sang a beautiful song that led a cheetah, bear and all the zoo animals...even a lizard and a snake. Then they were dancing and I never ever seen dancing animals before. My favorite part was Wolfie, when he heard the music... there was a queen there. He gave a tune and the funniest part was when Jack bowed to the Majesty and the Majesty said raise your head and his wig, flute fell out. He was wondering "Does this Majesty make me do this ...more
Jun 04, 2016 Ruby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Why do I say this:

1. CONSTANCY. The patterns that I could rely on really made this series great for me. I could always remember certain phrases like: "and then everything was still. Absolutely still." There was a delight I had in going through the pattern of a) Jack/Annie chat and get in treehouse b) they go somewhere and hang out and get in trouble but are okay c) they go back
Jan 26, 2013 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been wanting to read one of the wildly popular Magic Tree House books for long time, and I'm glad I chose this one. The plot and writing weren't outstanding, but I'm giving it 4 stars because I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in this part of Mozart's life. Though my prior knowledge of his life eliminated many of the plot's surprises for me, I was excited to use what I learned in music school to enrich my reading of the story. I even learned something new! (On p. 43, Nannerl lists the na ...more
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I am not old enough to know what the 18th century was like but Mary Pope Osborne made it so the book The Magic Tree House : #41 Moonlight on the Magic Flute could be easily pictured and easy to imagine actually being there in the 18th century Australia. This book is an easier read but is also one that keeps you interested through out the book. In the book the characters Jack and Annie have to go on another adventure "To seek out a brilliant arti
Aubree Bowling
Sep 21, 2015 Aubree Bowling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Technology is grand. I read this aloud book from the Kindle app and my kids enjoyed the story about 6 year old Wolfie in Austria in the 1760s. My daughter loved the details about Jack and Annie's fashion and the amazing palace. My son liked hearing about the zoo on the palace grounds. When the story revealed Wolfie was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, I was then able to quickly Google his Magic Flute music and play it for them. We enjoyed the learning and the story of another Magic Treehouse adventure.
Dean Deters

This story is about a boy and a girl they are brother and sister.They have a magic tree house .They go at night only .One time they wen't to a forest and they find a flute.They find a castle they also find freinds.They go home after they salve the problem.


The setting is in a forest and in a tree house but the best place is at home andd in

Whole And
Nov 21, 2014 Whole And rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Haven't read one we didn't love yet!
Especially the audio versions for car rides, quiet time and so on.

As a homeschooler, I also find the learning paths from these stories amazing. A gentle mix of imagination and facts create a fascinating and memorable journey into times, places and getting to know historical figures completely fun.
C Abbott
Aug 16, 2016 C Abbott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 02, 2014 Kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series of books, but more importantly, my son loves them. We have both learned so much from them. We are able to draw comparisons to movies and other books about the same subjects. In this case, I showed my son the "Papageno, Papagena" segment(or vice versa)from Kenneth Branagh's version of The Magical Flute.
Sep 30, 2012 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jack and Annie are summoned to the Tree House by their enchanter friends, Teddy and Kathleen. The happiness missions are to continue--only now the children are to bring happiness to millions of people by finding a great artist and helping to inspire them.

Jack and Annie are given an invitation to a ball in Austria in 1762. There they meet the Imperial Empress Maria Therese and young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, though they do not realize who he is until much later.

Using a magic flute which Teddy and
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Fredrick Danysh
Annie and Jack are transported to Austria in this Magic Tree House story. They attempt to save a young boy in trouble in eighteenth century Austria. A delightful read for young readers. It also includes period stickers.
Sophie V
Jun 11, 2015 Sophie V rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed learning about Austria. I would recommend this book to people who are interested in learning about a new place while also reading a good adventure story at the same time.
J. Cafesin
Mar 25, 2010 J. Cafesin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best Jack and Annie yet. Well, almost. There are other great ones. Moonlight and Magic Flute is about Mozart! And Osborne portrays him true to form, a royal brat. Typical of her great writing and brevity with words, she paints a picture of who he is through the eyes of Jack and Annie, but this is much more Jack's story so far. It shows him really feeling in this book, which I've not noticed a lot in this series.

Most every one of the Treehouse series are great for beginning readers. T
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