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Viking ships at sunrise
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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Jack (Boy), Student, Annie's brother; discovers a tree house with magical books; meets vikings in medieval Ireland
Annie (Girl), Student, Jack's sister; discovers a tree house with magical books; meets vikings in medieval Ireland
Brothers and sisters
Time travel
Medieval society
Frog Creek, Pennsylvania - Mid-Atlantic States (U.S.)
Pennsylvania - Mid-Atlantic States (U.S.)
Ireland - Europe
Time Period
1990s -- 20th century
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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

"Beware of Vikings!" warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk, and a lot of courage for Jack and Annie to succeed in Viking Ships at Sunrise.

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Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
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Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures
Table of Contents
Prologuep. 1
1Before Dawnp. 3
2The Steep Climbp. 11
3Brother Patrickp. 19
4Books of Wonderp. 26
5Warships on the Wavesp. 34
6The Vikings Are Coming!p. 40
7Fogboundp. 46
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