A Perfect Time for Pandas (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

A Perfect Time for Pandas (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission)

Mary Pope Osborne

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0375867988

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series has a brand-new paperback!
Jack and Annie must rescue pandas after an earthquake in China!
Mary Pope Osborne perfectly blends fantasy, adventure, and history in this paperback edition of the bestselling Magic Tree House chapter book. Time-traveling brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie have to find a certain kind of food—the fourth thing needed to save Merlin’s beloved penguin, Penny. The magic tree house whisks them off to a village in the mountains of southeast China, close to a world-famous panda reserve. Will it be their easiest adventure yet? Not a chance! Jack and Annie don’t know it, but they’ve arrived on the day of a historic earthquake!
How will Jack and Annie survive when the giant quake strikes? Will they be able to rescue the pandas? And how will they ever get back to the tree house so that they can fulfill their quest to save Penny as well?

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tree. Roly made little chirping sounds. “I understand,” Annie said to the cub. “The earthquake was awful, wasn’t it? You were so scared, but you’re fine now. I’ve got you.” “You’re next, Poly!” said Jack. “Come down!” Poly hugged the trunk and used the soles of her feet to pull herself up even higher into the tree. “Not up!” called Jack. “Down!” As the little panda looked down at him, her hind paws slipped on the trunk. With a shriek, she tumbled to the ground. Jack dropped to his knees

the nursery, then stopped. “Why, I just realized—I don’t even know your names,” she said. “Jack and Annie,” said Annie. Dr. Ling nodded. “Thanks, Jack and Annie,” she said, and then left. “This is so cool,” Jack said to Annie. “I was wondering how we’d get back to Wolong Town and complete our mission.” Annie smiled at Jack. “Remember—things always seem to work out when we just do the next right thing,” she said. “Funny how that works,” said Jack. “And this way, we won’t have to leave the

opened her mouth wide, and Jack placed the bread on her pink tongue. As the giant panda chewed, she stared at Jack with her wise and gentle gaze. “I thought she ate bamboo,” said Jack. “She does,” said Master Lee. “This is bamboo, but it’s ground up and mixed with molasses, grains, and vitamins. It’s very healthy. We call it panda bread.” Jack turned his head to look at Master Lee. “And it’s baked with love?” he said. “Yes …,” said Master Lee, looking puzzled. Jack gave him a radiant smile.

penguin was as gray and lifeless as stone. “Penny?” said Jack. The last time he’d seen her, she’d been so cute, so warm and … alive. “Poor Penny,” said Annie. She touched the penguin’s beak and the top of her head. “Bring forth the four things you found to break the spell,” said Teddy. Jack reached into his backpack. “Here—this is the first thing we found. It’s from India,” he said. He took out the emerald cut in the shape of a rose. He placed the jewel in front of Penny, where it glowed in

don’t know how much.” “Let’s find out!” said Annie. She started running up the street to the Wolong Town Bicycle Shop. CHAPTER THREE The Sleeping Dragon Oh, brother, thought Jack, hurrying after Annie. By the time he entered the bike shop, she was already talking with the man who worked there. “Good news!” Annie said, rushing over to Jack. “He says we can get to the panda center on mountain bikes! And it’s only thirty yuan a day per bike!” “Did he say how long it takes to get there?”

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