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Dogs in the Dead of Night (Magic Tree House #46)

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

Beware of avalanches!

When the magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the highest pass in the Swiss Alps, they discover an ancient monastery filled with monks and Saint Bernard dogs. Annie can’t resist offering to train a wild young d
Hardcover, 115 pages
Published August 9th 2011 by Random House (first published 2011)
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beauti bell
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
개로 변신하니 "놀자!!ㅋㅋㅋ"하는 부분 너무 좋아요~^^
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, read-to-may
I've been meaning to put the whole Jack and Annie ouevre into Goodreads for a while.

May absolutely loves these books. At 3 chapters a night, they tend to last for just under a week, providing a nice pause in longer collections.

My geeky/pulpy side likes recognizing all the tropes without the author following convention slavishly. I have a theory that Morgan LeFay (the magical librarian of Camelot and creator of the magic treehouse) is secretly a Time Lord and the treehouse is her TARDIS (bigger o
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
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
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a nice book. And the riddle was awesome! It actually got your mind working. And I loved it when Annie and Jack lived it for an hour.
Kevin Wood
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mary Pope Osborne=a great author

She writes a lot of Children's Books about Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House stories!
Paige Coup
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Dogs in the Dead of Night" Paige Coup 10/24 /16
"Dogs in the Dead of Night" by Mary Pope Osborne. Teddy accidently turn Penny the penguin into stone. Now, Jake and Annie have to find four idioms from the past to save Penny. They got the emerald rose from India. In the early morning Annie woke up Jake and Jake woke up very tired. Annie told Jake that is time to go to the magic tree house. Jake got out of his tired stage and him and Annie got dress to go to the magic tree house. They went to the
Elijah Libert
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a 5 star book because I like giant doggies that like your face off. But there is something I don't like about this book because I don't think back then they had leashes for dogs.
Delaina Hawkins
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have always been a huge Magic Tree House fan. I hadn't read one since I was little and remembered how this series is the perfect fit for the Fantasy/Science Fiction genre and decided to pick up a new one. I feel back in love with the books all over again! Jack and Annie are always on a mission and travel to new worlds through books in their magic tree house (I love the concept of traveling through books). On these wonderful adventures they learn so much about the place hey are at and the peopl ...more
Wayne Walker
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jack and Annie must go on another Merlin Mission. Penny, the abandoned penguin which they saved on a previous mission and gave to Merlin as a present, has accidentally been turned into a stone statue by their young sorcerer friend Teddy, and they need to find four things to break the spell. They have just returned from finding the first one, an emerald rose from Mogul India. Now they must find a white and yellow flower and live its meaning for an hour. But the Magic Tree House takes them to the ...more
Mar 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
We have loved the Merlin Missions stories as well as the original Magic Tree House books. We have read them all and are also reading the Research Guides (now called Fact Tracker books) as well.

We eagerly awaited the publication of this book, but for some reason we just didn't read it as fast as I thought we would. Part of the reason behind it is that we owned the book while we always have a bunch of library books that we need to read and return. I purchased it for our girls at their elementary s
Christopher Salcedo
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I like this book because there is a dog in it named Barry. I know there is a dog named Barry in this book because in page 1 it states, Jack and Annie have a new mission. They must find a rare flower to save one of their best friends! So when the magic tree house whisks them back in time to the Swiss Alps, they're confused. How can they find a flower buried under ice and snow? Jack thinks their mission is hopeless! When they find an ancient monastery where monks and St.Bernards live. Annie gets ...more
Maya Orama
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story is mostly about a boy and girl name jack and Annie . They were at school, but then it had finished. They went into the frog creek woods and then went inside the magic tree house. They both found a book on the wooden floor. The picked it up, then wished that they could go there. The tree house spun and spun until it stopped. They found themselves meeting a man that had lived in a far away village. The man greeted Cohen, then made them come inside his store. He showed them a book, and A ...more
Linsey Ward
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is a part of the Merlin Missions. It tells the story of Jack and Annie traveling to the Swiss Alps to retrieve the second thing to break the spell the baby penguin, Penny, is under. When an avalanche buries Jack and Annie, Monks from the St. Bernard Monastery rescue the two. “The second thing to break the spell is a white and yellow flower. Live its meaning for yourself, if only for an hour.” Jack thought about how no flower could live in these cold conditions, but he was determined to ...more
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edrd-314
I really enjoy pretty much any Magic Tree House book. In my opinion Osborne does a great job of weaving information such as facts about monks, the Swiss Alps, monasteries, etc...with an adventurous story! I rely enjoy reading this book and it is really fun reading aloud as well. I read it to a small group of fourth graders and they were engaged with the story. A good or even just an alright book can be read in such a way to make it engaging for listeners. And a great book read without emotion or ...more
Oct 27, 2014 added it
Shelves: edrd-314
I really enjoy all of the Magic Tree House books. They are fairly simple in regards to style of writing but I enjoy it. I feel like I could easily read this book as a read a loud. I could see it working well if I read a couple chapters first and then tell them if they wanted to finish it they could.
At the same time it's a fairly quick read and it could be fun to read a couple chapters each day. Each chapter ends well, allowing the reader to wonder what will happen next. I read the first two cha
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first reading of the Magic Tree house Series, and now I can see what all the buzz is about! Even though I was starting out in the middle of a storyline, the stories are formulaic and repetitive enough that I could more or less discern the premise without having to have read the first installment. Jack and Annie are siblings and somehow travel through time and location to solve mysteries in history. I love the way thaf, even in such a short novel, the characters learn about what it me ...more
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, children-s, fantasy
A cute time travel series that does not necessarily need to be read in order. There is reference to what happened in the past that sets up the present situation then Jack and Annie head to the Magic Tree House for their adventure to find clues that unwrap another mystery and solves the current problem.

At the back of the book the author provides historical information, of people and places which are used within the storyline, that gave her the idea or basis of the time traveled setting. There is
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jack and Annie went back in time to the Swiss Alps when the French army was passing by. Annie wanted to train a St. Bernard named Barry to be a good rescue dog, but Jack wanted to study so they could find a white and yellow flower.

They found out that Barry had eaten up their research book and went outside, getting a bit lost. Jack and Annie searched for him and used a potion to turn themselves into St. Bernards.

I liked this book because it teaches you a few things about history like how St. Be
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Dogs in the Dead of Night is an awesome book. Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series has really cool books and they teach you different stuff. This book was her latest one. Abe Lincoln at at Last is coming in December 2011. Dogs in the Dead of Night is about Jack and Annie go to a Monks church and they have to train a Saint Bernard before he has to leave to a different place away the Monks church. The Monks church is in the Alps and there are a lot of avalanches so that's why there are Sain ...more
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Jack and Annie are now on another mission to go into the himalayas to help out at a monistary and to find a soldier named Napolean. When they find the monistary they meet a dog named Berry, who is a saint bernard. The monks tell them that they are having trouble with Berry and that he is to rowdy.
While Jack thinks that helping to train the dog is going to be a complete waste of time, Annie wants to help the dog. Can Jack and Annie Help train Berry and finish their mission, or will they be stuck
Oct 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Not quite as chock-full of facts as normal perhaps, but full of adorable dogs, which makes up for it. And trying to convey a love of dogs is a worthy goal in and if itself, not to mention the idea that dogs can be such important helpers and heroes to people. Rescue, assistance and therapy dogs are so important. I loved reading in the author's note that Barry was based on a real dog.

Now that my reading buddy has outgrown the series this is probably my last book, unless I happen to notice a new r
Sep 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Magic Tree House books are a MUST READ collection for all children. Unlike many other series for young readers, the Magic Tree House should be read in chronological order to best appreciate Jack and Annie's travels through time as they go on various missions; which are typically completed in four parts. Parents and educators will enjoy going along for the ride as much as their students! My daughter is a teenager now but she still gets excited when she sees a new tree house adventure has come ...more
Elizabeth S
Feb 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Another solid entry in the series. I know some may think it is too redundant, because this series definitely has a formula used in the books. However, if redundancy hasn't bothered you in the past, it isn't any worse in this one so you should be fine.

I do enjoy the history learned by the kids in the books. Some parts of the story and plot are a stretch (as always), but the historical aspects are very well researched. And there are good life lessons in the stories as well. A little childish for a
MMS Readers
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
By: Litzy Valdivieso I have this book a four, because to me it doesn't has a lot of details of the main idea.Another reason why i have it a four is because sense its for little children, to me it should have a lot more of magic and enthusiastic things that happen in the story.Also because it doesn't has a lot of picture .So i thought that scene its a children's book it should have more pictures and have more of creative things.Well that is my point of view.
Aug 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young readers
#46 in Magic Tree House. They are predictable but my son loves them and so we continue reading. This one is set in Switzerland with St. Bernard dogs. When I read that the dog Barry is based on a real St. Bernard that rescued so many people that the monks in this particular monastery always had a dog named Barry around after his death. Also, I would love to be a dog for an hour and see what my dog would say to me!! Hee! Hee!
Kathy Maggiacomo
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elementary-ya
This is just one of the 54 books that Carolyn and I read over the course of a year and a half and finished in August. I love this series for grades 1-3! The predictable parts are great for kids and we love Jake, the cautious sheepish smart boy, and Annie, the free spirit who acts before she thinks and is caring and great with animals. I like how we, the readers, learned about different times, places, people through adventures and riddles or missions
Oct 08, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a fun magical adventure set in the Swiss Alps. My children and I enjoyed learning about Saint Bernard dogs and the monastery that helped save Napoleon and his men in the 1800's. My children especially loved the part where Jack and Annie turn into animals! Another fun adventure with Jack and Annie through history!
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Magic Treehouse series are great books for children starting chapter books. The stories are imaginative and educational, and the writing is simple with some exposure to new. larger words. I like that the books are innocent fun for my six year old, and I don't have to be concerned about the content.
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Magic Tree House books are a win/win. My son loves Jack and Annie. He loves the adventures they go on and finds them very fun to read. I love the fact that the adventures that Jack and Annie go on are educational and teach a little about history. The Magic Tree House books make reading for my son fun and no longer a chore!
We are now in the early chapter book stage. The book was fun to read and my daughter really enjoyed it. It was a little less enjoyable because this is the first Magic Tree House book we are reading and it's in the middle of a large story arc.

Fun characterization of the dogs and the little historical cameos are a bit fun.
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