A review of Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House #4.
Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree house #4) by Mary Pope Osborne is the fourth installment in the Magic Tree House series, a series geared toward young readers. This simple chapter book finds Jack and his sister Annie exploring the world of pirates.
On a rainy day, the kids want something fun to do, so they check out what’s going on in the tree house. The magic tree house provides the siblings a way to explore the world of books by magically transporting them into any book they choose. In this adventure, they dive into a book about pirates and meet Cap’n Bones, a mean old pirate who just want’s his treasure. With the help of Annie and Jack, they discover where the treasure is buried, but can the two stay around long enough to see what’s inside the treasure chest? And will they ever solve the mystery of who M could be?
This book is excellent for children of any age, including those who are kids at heart. At just under 70 pages, it can be read in an afternoon. The book is geared towards young readers age 5-8, but with the exciting plot and lovable characters, any kid will want to go on an adventure with Jack and Annie.