Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House, No. 17)
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!
Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the Titanic. Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? Will they be able to save anyone? Will they be able to save themselves?
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what’s wrong,” said Annie. “I was sure she’d be here.” “Let’s go up and see,” said Jack. Annie grabbed the rope ladder and started climbing. Jack followed. Rain dripped from the trees onto his poncho. They climbed into the tree house. Annie shined her light into each corner. The first three corners were empty. Then the flashlight beam hit the fourth. Jack and Annie gasped with surprise. Sitting in the corner was a small dog. He looked like a terrier puppy. He had scruffy light brown fur.
Just be yourselves and all will be well. “What kind of spell do you think Teddy is under?” said Annie. “Who knows?” said Jack. “Poor thing,” said Annie. She patted the dog’s head. He licked her hand. “It looks like we have to take four trips,” said Jack. Teddy trotted over to a book. He pushed it with his nose. “Look!” said Annie. “I bet that will take us on the first trip.” She picked up the book that the little dog had chosen. “Good job, Teddy,” she said. The title of the book was
“Good plan!” said Annie. Jack looked back through the door. The radio operator was still tapping out his message—over and over and over. “SOS,” whispered Jack. He took a deep breath. “Okay,” he said. “Let’s go.” Jack and Annie slipped through a door off the boat deck. Teddy was at their heels. “Wow,” breathed Annie. “Arf! Arf!” Teddy barked. They were at the top of the empty grand stairway. It was beautiful. It was made of dark, glossy wood. A huge dome with lights hung above it. At
dignity and courage in the face of disaster. So I thank all the readers who wrote a letter or raised a hand in a school assembly or sent an e-mail to our Web site that said, “Please write a Magic Tree House book about the Titanic.” This one’s for you. All my best, Text copyright © 1999 by Mary Pope Osborne. Illustrations copyright © 1999 by Sal Murdocca. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Random House,
Thee.” 5) More than 1,500 people perished in the Titanic disaster, while 705 people escaped in lifeboats and were eventually rescued by a ship named the Carpathia. 6) After the sinking of the Titanic, laws were changed so that every ship was required to have enough lifeboats to carryall its passengers. Also, the International Ice Patrol was formed, so that ships would have warning about ice conditions. 7) In 1985, a scientist named Dr. Robert Ballard discovered the undersea wreck of the