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Midnight On The Moon (Magic Tree House #8)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  9,861 Ratings  ·  325 Reviews
Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

Three . . . two . . . one . . . BLAST OFF!

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the moon—and the future. Their mission? To find the last "M" thing that will free Morgan from the spell. Can they do it before the air in their oxygen tank runs out
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 29th 1996 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Kaly Shingleton Yes! You'll learn about the moon, and its temperature. You'll learn other things too.

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Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
Out of all the Magic Tree House books I've read, this is my first one. I just read it when I was young and around last last year, I discoveredit again, read it and just saw how informative it is! And that's when I started reading the whole series. And I never regret that it.
Gillian Brownlee
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Found this at a friend's house and did a quick re-read for nostalgia's sake. Loved these books as a kid!!
Scott Middleton
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2nd-grade-2016
Dear Readers of All Ages and Levels,

Do you like to read books that have adventurous problems? If you have decided that you will be interested in adventurous books, then I have chosen a perfect book for you called, "Midnight on the Moon." Are you interested? Yes? Perfect! Then let's start our journey in this adventurous book.

OK! In this mysterious chapter book, Jack and Annie were trying to free Morgan Le Fay (a magical librarian in the time of King Arthur) out of a spell. They have to find out
Amanda Carpenter
Jun 15, 2012 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). Surprisingly enough the nerv
Bailey Balistreire
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Personal Response
I liked this book because it talked about outer space. I like to read books about outer space because my uncle was an astronaut. Every little kid wants a treehouse that travels and wishes they can go anywhere in the world.

Plot Summary
One day Jack and Annie walked into the woods and went to the tree house. Their tree house was full of books. Jack grabbed one of the books about the moon and the tree house spun until they were on the moon. They landed in a dome shaped structure whi
Ashley Li
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Midnight On The Moon Review

This book taught me a lot of knowledge about the moon. Mary Pope Osborne always included a lot of facts about the moon in the story. For example people are weightless on the moon, fourteen days on earth equal one day on the moon, there is no oxygen to breathe, and footprints won’t disappear on the moon. And this book also taught me that we need try our best to help others and maybe sometimes you will need others help as well.


This time, Jack and
Maya Orama
This book is about a boy and girl name jack and Annie going on an adventure to the moon ! Jack was on his bed thinking what is his next move to go and were to go so he got out of bed and woke up his sister Annie he told her let's go to the tree house they got dressed and went out side in the woods they saw the tree house they claimed up the tree house . Annie found the book and pressed the book and the tree house spin and spin in till it stop every thing was quite the magic tree house was in a w ...more
Hannah Fabry
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Midnight on the Moon" is a very well written childrens book! Children have wild imaginations and I thought the author, Mary Pope Osborne, had choosen the setting on the moon very well. I could tell how the mystery of finding the fourth "M" would be solved from the beginning. I'm sure most people my age also wouldn't read a Magic Tree House book, but children might've found it a suprise what the last "M" object is. I liked the adventure that Jack and Annie got to take on the moon. They found the ...more
Norberto Leyva
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Midnight on the Moon” is about Jack and Annie who are sent to the moon. Their magic tree house takes them into the future. They are looking for another “m” in this book. While inside the space room they have to get their suits on and only have a few hours of air in their tanks. While on the moon they travel on a dune buggy and are scared by a spaceman. After they both fall, the spaceman picks them up and they talk to each other but can’t hear each other because they are not connected. They comm ...more
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tutoring-books
Five stars. I enjoyed it but usually I wouldn't give this a five stars because my standard for children books are higher than this even as a child. This deserves a five stars because my student loved it. He loved this and wants to read more of this series. He. Does. Not. Like. To. Read. It's like strapping him to a chair and forcing him to read 30 minutes a day. So, five stars.

I think this is the 8th book in the series but i could be wrong. The brother and sister are looking for artifacts to fre
Angel Gelique
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-for-kids
My son just reminded me of this wonderful book that we read together many years ago when he was just five. It's such a great story about two siblings, Jack and Annie, who embark on exciting adventures by opening up a book in a magic treehouse. In this book, they end up on a moon base and they have to continue their search for an object to free Morgan Le Fay, a librarian who is under a spell.

I love this book and the memories it holds for me. My son and I read most of the books in this fantastic
Jun 18, 2009 rated it did not like it
Generally I like these books a lot and so do my kids.
I do have to point out that the author was incorrect in her description of how gravity works on the moon. The children only feel low gravity while outside the moon base...this is wrong. It's worse that there is an explanation given as to why they feel normal while in the moon base (it is said that the air pressure gives them their normal weight. Not so. They would feel the same 1/6th gravity whether inside (with air) or outside (without air).
Ch_hayley Medsker
Jan 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne appeal to the imaginative reader. The adventures that Jack and Annie, the brother, sister duo, emabark on are never short of excitement. The magic treehouse transfers Jack and Annie into the future or back through time, where they generally are time warpped into curious worlds and get themselves into some sort of predicament. Primary students will feel very grown-up reading a chapter book, albeit it's mid-late second grade reading level. In an era ...more
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Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Diane by: Pamela Gerla
Shelves: childrens-ya
This one was really fun. For my 5 year old it was not necessary for him to know that there's no way they could've gotten a space suit on, even helping each other. He did wonder why Annie (a 7 year old) would think she could drive a moon buggy. A healthy amount of willing suspension of disbelief is necessary for this one, but it's still full of fun and good info about the moon.

We are rereading them. My son is now 7 and can read them himself now, but this one I read aloud. Still fun.

First read 1
Aaron Schroeder
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this very easy and quick book. It had an adventurous and surprising twist to it. I liked how Jack always made sure they did what was right; unlike Annie who would just do things without even thinking. Even though I do not remember reading the other books in the series, I could follow the story line and plot. I recommend this book to all readers and especially to young children.

The above was edited on 10/28/12.
Beth Anne
Jan 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-aloud, 2013
Another solid magic Tree House. Emma's first introduction to space travel/info about the moon. She got very emotional and nearly cried at the end, which wrapped up several books worth of story lines and the children say goodbye to Morgan. She is getting emotionally invested in the stories and never wants to stop reading
Mar 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-1
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Julie Moore
My granddaughter is reading this book series.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Samantha by: Alexandria
This adventure goes out of this world! Now, Jack & Annie have left Earth and are having their latest outing on a futuristic moon base located, of course, on the moon. A great adventure for every little astronaut. =)
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bodhi, saskia
I enjoyd this book alot it took place on the moon .in this book it had alot of action thats why I like
this book.
Joshua Jimenez
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
the book Midnight on The Moon by Mary Pope Osborne. Jack and Annie must find the last M to clear a spell for Morgan. Then they continue to work on their journeys.
Mckenzie Richardson
One of the great things about this series is that even though this is the eighth book, it is still as fun to read as the first ones.
a fun, educational adventure. I absolutely adore this series.
I also liked how Annie and Jack's differences are celebrated especially in this book. Annie is a doer and Jack is a planner. They are themselves and try to show the other how to be more like them, but never force a change. I love that Annie can be adventurous, impulsive, and free-spirited and it is not se
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
My son loves space, so naturally this was one of his favorite adventures with Jack & Annie. Kept him interested & intrigued. I would have preferred more space facts but he loved it so it was ok.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Liked the setting, interesting that it was set in the future. Learned some stuff I didn't know about the moon.
Srirram Raman
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Exciting story. Saw the moon man.
Maddie Grace
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Melanie
Recommended to Maddie by: mommy
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book
Let's Go to the Moon

This would go perfectly with one of the stories in our first grade reading curriculum! I'll have to read it to my class next year.
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book begins with Annie waking up Jack at midnight. She rushed him out of bed and when he said that they should just wait until morning so that they can both sleep and be able to see in the woods. Annie said that the moon is bright enough to light their way and that she has a feeling the midnight moon will help them find the third M thing. Previously they found the moonstone, mango, and mammoth tusk. In order to free Morgan from the spell they need to find one more M object and they believe ...more
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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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