Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
Mary Pope Osborne
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Take the plunge with Jack and Annie!
Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need if they're going to save Merlin. But when the Magic Tree House leads them to a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, they’re not sure who needs help more—Merlin or themselves! The brother and sister team are soon rescued by a ship of explorers and scientists. But that isn’t the end of their troubles, because the crew isn’t looking for the secrets of happiness. The crew is looking for . . . a sea monster!
Mary Pope Osborne takes young readers back to the mid-nineteenth century, a time of exploration and adventure. This paperback edition contains all-new backmatter full of activities, and the first printing includes temporary tattoos.
him!” Jack held up the wand. “Five words!” said Annie. “I know,” said Jack. But what five words? This was their only chance! “Hurry!” said Annie. “I am!” said Jack. “But we can’t just save him this one time. We have to make sure the ship never, ever tries to hurt him or others like him again.” Jack closed his eyes. He pictured the giant octopus … his umbrella-like body and long tentacles, the gaze of his yellow eyes—a gaze that had curiosity and shyness. Jack thought of the sheer wonder
When I first decided to write about the deep sea, I had no idea where the story should take place or what sort of adventure should happen. Once I started my research, though, I discovered some exciting facts about ocean exploration in the 1800s. The ships that set sail were not seeking to discover new lands but rather to discover the depth, the life, and the structure of the world beneath the ocean. Many writers caught the romantic fever of writing about such voyages. The most famous of these
waves crashing on a beach. “Wow,” said Jack. “We’re going to the ocean?” “Yes,” said Teddy. “That is where you will next search for a secret of happiness.” “The ocean always makes me happy,” said Annie. “Once Jack and I traveled to a coral reef and swam with dolphins. And we ran into an octopus. But he was nice and shy and—” “But the shark we saw wasn’t shy,” Jack broke in. “It was a big hammerhead.” “Oh, my,” said Kathleen. “We took a ride in a mini-sub,” said Annie. “It was so cool!”
good swimmers.” “We should go now, sir,” Joe said impatiently. “Yes, yes,” Henry said. “Let us be off!” Joe and Tommy pushed the rowboat into the shallow water. While Jack and Annie had been talking with Henry, the water had turned choppy. Dark gray clouds had rolled in, hiding the sun. “Climb in after me!” Henry told Jack and Annie, and they followed him into the rowboat. Jack’s backpack wouldn’t fit over his life jacket. So he clutched the pack to his chest as Joe and Tommy pushed the boat
you,” Annie said to the octopus. “We come in peace.” Jack felt so dazed he started laughing. Annie laughed, too. Even the octopus looked amused. Their laughter was interrupted by the blare of a horn. Jack heard men shrieking and shouting. He looked up and saw the HMS Challenger heading toward them. Sailors were on the top deck. They were yelling and pointing. The giant octopus loosened his hold on Jack and Annie. “The ship!” Jack gurgled before slipping under the water. His head popped