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Title:
A ghost tale for Christmas time
Author:
Osborne, Mary Pope.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
113 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Jack and Annie travel back to Victorian London when Merlin asks them to use their magic to inspire Charles Dickens to write "A Christmas Carol."
General Note:
"A Stepping Stone book."

"A Merlin mission."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
008-012.

520 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 2.0 139440.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.1 5 Quiz: 51001.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780375856525

9780375956522

9780739372982
Format :
Book

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Summary

Jack and Annie must help the famous writer Charles Dickens! The brother and sister are whisked back in time to Victorian England and the foggy streets of London. There, Jack and Annie discover that Charles Dickens has been thrown in jail! How can they help him? They will need all their magic--and help from three ghosts--to keep the great writer from ruining his life!

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Author Notes

Mary Pope Osborne was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma on May 20, 1949. She grew up in a military family, and by the time she was 15 she had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in religion. After graduation, she traveled around Europe and Asia. Before becoming an author, she worked as a window dresser, a medical assistant, a Russian travel consultant, a waitress, an acting teacher, a bartender, and an assistant editor for a children's magazine.

Her first book, Run, Run as Fast as You Can, was published in 1982. She is the author of the Magic Tree House series and the Merlin Missions series. Her husband, actor Will Osborne, helps her write the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Her other books include The Deadly Power of Medusa, Jason and the Argonauts, Haunted Waters, and Moonhorse.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Jack and Annie travel to Victorian England and meet Dickens, who is suffering from writer's block (as he was famously known to do). The siblings take a page right out of Dickens's own book and summon the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, an act they hope will result in the publication of A Christmas Carol. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.