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Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  9,028 ratings  ·  299 reviews
Morgan le Fay will make Jack and Annie masters of the tree house if only they can solve four riddles -- which will take four books, of course! Dolphins at Daybreak begins the third set of four books in this magical (and increasingly popular) series! Jack and Annie are off in the Magic Tree House again, this time to a whole new world under the ocean. Complete with a giant o ...more
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Published June 15th 2010 by Random House Children's Books (first published January 1st 1997)
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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!
“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
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
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
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
Madelyn Adams
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.

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,
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
Chelsea Sweet
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
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
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
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
Luke and I finished another one!!!
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. =)
Conan Tigard
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
Kosuke Kamiya
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
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
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Drew Erkelens
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
I thought it was a good book for kids to read.
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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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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