Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House #24) (Magic Tree House (R))
Mary Pope Osborne
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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!
An adventure that will shake you up!
That's what Jack and Annie get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to California in 1906. As soon as they arrive, the famous San Francisco earthquake hits the city. Can Jack and Annie find the final writing that they need to help Morgan save Camelot? Or will San Francisco be destroyed first?
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people. It was also one of the loveliest cities in the country. Jack pulled out his notebook. He wrote: “Let’s go!” Annie said impatiently. Jack looked back at the book. He wanted to learn more. “Now,” said Annie. She took the book and notebook away from him and put them into his leather bag. “Let’s not waste any more time.” Annie left the tree house. “Doing research is not wasting time,” Jack called after her. But he slung his bag over his shoulder and followed Annie down the rope
with injured people on them. They passed soldiers directing all those trying to escape the fires. One man was trying to push a piano down the street. Another man was wearing a bunch of hats, all piled on top of one another. A woman carried her three little dogs in a bag. “Everyone’s trying to save what’s important to them,” said Annie. “Like the librarian,” said Jack. “And us—we’re trying to save this sign.” He clutched the piece of wood. When they were halfway down the hill, a soldier on a
horse galloped in front of them. “Get off the street! We’re setting off dynamite!” he shouted. “Dynamite?” said Jack. “Yikes,” said Annie. People started running in all directions. Jack and Annie looked around wildly for a safe place to go. Jack saw an alley. “There!” he said. They ran into the alley and crouched on the ground. Jack reached into his bag for their research book. He looked in the index for the word “dynamite.” He found it. Then he turned to the right page number and read:
Morgan hugged them back. “We found the four special writings for your library!” said Jack. Annie picked up the list and the letter. Jack picked up the slate and the sign. “Here they are!” he said. They started to give everything to Morgan. But she held up her hand. “Do not give them to me,” she said. “Someone else needs them more.” Suddenly, a blinding light flashed through the tree house again. There came a great roar, then silence. When Jack and Annie opened their eyes, they were no
called. “Before Mom and Dad wake up!” “Coming!” Jack shouted. And he took off after her, running for home, finally. FACTS ABOUT EARTHQUAKES An earthquake is caused by a sudden shifting of the rocky plates that make up the earth’s surface. When the plates pull apart, push together, or slide past one another, the movement causes shock waves. The place where the plates of the earth meet is called a fault. One of these faults, the San Andreas Fault, runs almost all the way through California.