Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House, No. 11)

Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House, No. 11)

Mary Pope Osborne

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 0679883401

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

"Where are the lions?"

Jack wonders when the Magic Tree House whisks him and his sister to the vast plains of Africa. Before he can find out, Annie starts to help hundreds of wildebeests cross a rushing river. Next they follow a honey of a bird and meet an awesome Masai warrior. Jack hopes any lions will just stay away. Jack is about to be very disappointed . . .

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from the grocery store. Jack’s pack was heavy. It held a big jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread. “Are you going to have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?” said Annie. “Or a peanut butter and honey sandwich?” Jack started to answer, but stopped. “Oh, man,” he whispered. “What is it?” said Annie. “Look at that!” said Jack. He pointed to the edge of the Frog Creek woods. In the shadows stood a small, delicate animal. It looked like a tiny deer. “It’s a sign,” whispered Annie.

and zebras were on the side of the river where Jack and Annie were. Thomson’s gazelles and the big horned animals were on the other side. “Where are the lions?” said Jack. “I don’t know,” said Annie. “Do you think it’s always this crowded?” “Let’s find out,” said Jack. He picked up the book on Africa and looked at the picture of the animals. He read aloud: Every year, in late spring, thousands of zebras and gazelles and millions of wildebeests (WILL-duh-beests) migrate from the dry plains

mudhole because you were helping a million wildebeests migrate across a river.” “Right,” said Annie. “And all that was before a giraffe saved us from a lion.” “Right,” said Jack. Jack and Annie left the Frog Creek woods and started up their sunny street. They were silent for a moment. Then Jack pushed his glasses into place. “We better just say we ate our sandwiches on the way home from the store,” he said. “Right,” said Annie. “And if Mom asks why—” started Jack. “We’ll just say it’s a

Jack. “Yeah,” said Annie. “In the dark, it doesn’t even feel like our woods.” Suddenly the owl flapped near them. “Yikes!” said Annie. Jack shone his flashlight on the white bird as it rose into the sky. The owl landed on a tree branch—right next to the magic tree house. And there was Morgan le Fay, the enchantress librarian. Her long white hair gleamed in the beam of Jack’s flashlight. “Hello,” Morgan called softly in a soothing voice. “Climb up.” Jack used his flashlight to find the

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