Night of the New Magicians (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)
Mary Pope Osborne
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Merlin sends Jack and Annie on a mysterious mission to Paris, France, over a hundred years ago. There they must find four magicians and give them an urgent message from Merlin himself. When Jack and Annie land in Paris, they make their way to the 1889 World's Fair. Below the Eiffel Tower, built especially for the fair, there are thousands of exhibits from all over the world. But how will Jack and Annie find the magicians in the crowds of people? And who are the magicians anyway? Jack and Annie are about to find out in another adventure filled with history, magic, and amazing surprises!
In Night of the New Magicians, Mary Pope Osborne brings to life an amazing time in history that gave birth to many startling inventions and scientific discoveries that would change the world forever.
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magicians he thinks they are?” “Don’t know,” breathed Jack. “Forty-nine, fifty.” “I’ll bet he won’t believe them!” said Annie. “He might kidnap them—and force them to tell their secrets.” “Sixty-one, sixty-two …,” said Jack. “Faster, faster,” said Annie. By the time Jack had counted the 360 steps to the tower’s first-story platform, they were both panting. Jack’s feet felt like lead. “That’s a lot of steps!” said Annie, out of breath. “No … no kidding,” said Jack, gasping between words.
and let’s get… our rhyme ready” said Jack. “As soon as we see … the sorcerer … we have to say it… make him disappear!” “Right,” breathed Annie. “That’s our mission! Protect… the new magicians … and find out… their secrets … for Merlin….” “Don’t talk … save breath …,” said Jack. Jack and Annie kept climbing and counting. Drawing closer to the top of the tower, Jack heard piano music. As they climbed higher, the music grew louder. Finally, Jack and Annie climbed onto a third platform. “One
leather satchel. Annie was wearing a puffy white blouse and a long purple skirt with a ruffle. “Look, there’s the Eiffel Tower,” she said. Jack looked. They had landed in a park filled with trees. Beyond the park, rising into the sky, was a tall tower with lights beaming from the top. “That’s the Eiffel Tower, all right,” said Jack. “But where’s the World’s Fair?” He opened their guide book and found a map. “Oh, great, it looks like the fair is directly below the tower. That should make it
several Indian turbans, and a Mexican sombrero. “This reminds me of the carnival we went to in Venice,” said Annie. “Me too,” said Jack. “Except in Venice, people were wearing costumes. Here, they’re wearing their real clothes. Remember, this is a world’s fair.” “Cool,” said Annie. Jack looked around. How would they recognize the four new magicians? he wondered. Would they be dressed like people from Paris? Or people from another country? Or would they look like Merlin or Morgan in flowing
what was on the invitation? And why did you say the messenger was strange?” “I do not know what the invitation said,” replied the woman, “but the man who delivered it was dressed in a long, dark cloak. He wore a hood that hid most of his face, and he spoke in a deep, whispery voice.” Jack felt a chill go down his spine. So that’s what the evil sorcerer looks like, he thought. Just like you’d expect! “Sounds like the sorcerer,” Annie whispered to Jack. “I know, I know,” Jack said, looking