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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! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!

When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5: Afternoon on the Amazon, they had lots of questions. How much rain falls in a rain forest? What is the world's heaviest insect? What the heck is a sausage tree? Why is it important to preserve the world's rain forests? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.

Did you know that there's a Magic Tree House book for every kid?

Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books
Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader
Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure
Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures

Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!



About the Author

Will Osborne

ABOUT MAGIC TREE HOUSE® FACT TRACKERS:
Magic Tree House® Fact Trackers are the nonfiction companions to your favorite adventures! Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in the #1 New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House® series. With subjects including science, history, folklore, sports, animals, and more, there's a Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker for every kid nonfiction reader. Teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House® fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.

WILL OSBORNE has authored more than a dozen books for children and young adults, many co-written with his wife, Mary Pope Osborne, including the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker series, two retellings of Greek mythology, A Time to Dance for the My America series, and a picture book, Sleeping Bobby, with award-winning illustrator, Giselle Potter. He has also created several highly acclaimed multi-media shows for the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, N.C., two of which featured William Shatner and the late Walter Cronkite.

An internationally produced and published playwright and respected director and actor, WILL OSBORNE enjoys a career in professional theater that spans four decades. His play Smoke & Mirrors, a comic murder mystery co- authored with Anthony Herrera, has been produced in theaters throughout the United States, as well as in South Africa, and Korea. In 2007, collaborating with award winning composer, Randy Courts, he provided book and lyrics for Magic Tree House: The Musical, a full-scale, Broadway-style family musical based on the bestselling series, which traveled to 54 cities around the country.

Will collaborated again with Randy Courts and award winning playwright, Jenny Laird, on several original Magic Tree House musicals now available through Music Theatre International (MTI) and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) . Will had the incredible opportunity to collaborate with the late legendary Jazz musician and composer, Allen Toussaint, on an original Magic Tree House Musical, A Night in New Orleans, based on the Magic Tree House book, A Good Night for Ghosts about the life of Louis Armstrong.

Will's writing for musical theater also includes Saddle Jazz, a Western Swing musical (music and lyrics by Nick Plakias) ; The Wonderful O, an adaptation of the James Thurber novella (also with Randy Courts) , produced at the West Bank Café in New York and the Leonard Bernstein Institute in Nashville; and Manifest Destiny, an NEA- funded extravaganza set in 1840s America.

Will is a member of the Dramatists Guild, a founder of The Writers Group in New York, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - and lead vocalist and guitarist for the blues/R&B group WillPower.



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