By Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie's first actual myth event within the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!
Where did the tree condominium come from?
Before Jack and Annie can discover, the mysterious tree condo whisks them to the prehistoric previous. Now they must work out easy methods to get domestic. Can they do it prior to darkish . . . or will they develop into a dinosaur's dinner?
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Jack begun down the rope ladder. whilst he acquired to the floor, Jack was once just a couple of toes clear of the creature. The creature stared at Jack. His eyes have been vibrant and alert. “He’s tender, Jack,” stated Annie. “He sounds like Henry. ” Jack snorted. “He’s no puppy, Annie. ” “Feel him, Jack,” acknowledged Annie. Jack didn’t stream. “Don’t imagine, Jack. do just it. ” Jack improved. He positioned out his arm. Very carefully. He brushed his hand down the creature’s neck. attention-grabbing. a skinny layer of fuzz lined the Pteranodon’s dermis. “Soft, huh? ” acknowledged Annie. Jack reached into his backpack and pulled out a pencil and a laptop. He wrote: “What are you doing? ” requested Annie. “Taking notes,” stated Jack. “We’re most likely the 1st humans within the complete international to ever see a true reside Pteranodon. ” Jack checked out the Pteranodon back. The creature had a bony crest on best of his head. The crest was once longer than Jack’s arm. “I ask yourself how shrewdpermanent he is,” Jack acknowledged. “Very smart,” stated Annie. “Don’t anticipate it,” stated Jack. “His brain’s most likely no larger than a bean. ” “No, he’s extremely smart. i will be able to believe it,” stated Annie. “I’m going to name him Henry. ” Jack wrote in his computing device: Jack checked out the creature back. “Maybe he’s a mutant,” he stated. The creature tilted his head. Annie laughed. “He’s no mutant, Jack. ” “Well, what’s he doing right here then? the place is that this position? ” acknowledged Jack. Annie leaned on the subject of the Pteranodon. “Do you recognize the place we're, Henry? ” she requested softly. The creature mounted his eyes on Annie. His lengthy jaws have been starting and shutting. Like a tremendous pair of scissors. “Are you attempting to consult me, Henry? ” requested Annie. “Forget it, Annie. ” Jack wrote in his computing device: “Did we come to a time some time past, Henry? ” requested Annie. “Is this a spot from some time past? ” by surprise she gasped. “Jack! ” He appeared up. Annie used to be pointing towards the hill. On most sensible stood a massive dinosaur! “Go! pass! ” stated Jack. He threw his computing device into his pack. He driven Annie towards the rope ladder. “Bye, Henry! ” she acknowledged. “Go! ” stated Jack. He gave Annie a tremendous push. “Quit it! ” she stated. yet she begun up the ladder. Jack scrambled after her. They tumbled into the tree condo. They have been panting as they regarded out the window on the dinosaur. He used to be status at the hilltop. consuming plants off a tree. “Oh, man,” whispered Jack. “We are in a time some time past! ” The dinosaur appeared like a tremendous rhinoceros. purely he had 3 horns rather than one. lengthy ones above his eyes and one on his nostril. He had a tremendous shield-like factor at the back of his head. “Triceratops! ” acknowledged Jack. “Does he consume humans? ” whispered Annie. “I’ll glance it up. ” Jack grabbed the dinosaur ebook. He flipped in the course of the pages. “There! ” he stated. He pointed to an image of a Triceratops. He learn the caption: The Triceratops lived within the past due Cretaceous interval. This plant-eating dinosaur weighed over 12,000 kilos. Jack slammed the booklet close. “Just crops. No meat. ” “Let’s cross see him,” stated Annie. “Are you nuts? ” stated Jack. “Don’t you need to take notes approximately him? ” requested Annie. “We’re most likely the 1st humans within the entire global to ever see a true stay Triceratops.