Viking Ships At Sunrise (Magic Tree House, No. 15)
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!
"Beware of Vikings!"
warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk, and a lot of courage for Jack and Annie to succeed in Viking Ships at Sunrise.
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gate. Before he went further, he stopped and pulled out his notebook. He quickly made two lists: “Come on!” Annie called from the top of the steps. “Coming,” Jack called. He put away his notebook and ran along the dirt path to the edge of the cliff. Overhead, flocks of gulls circled in the purple sky. Their cries sounded like screams. “What’s wrong with them?” Jack said. “Maybe they always do this at sunrise,” said Annie. “Let me go first.” Clutching the rope, she started down the
“Are you sure?” Jack asked. He knew it was Brother Michael’s life’s work. “Please,” said Brother Michael. “It is better that the world should have some of it than none at all. Just in case … ” “We’ll take good care of it,” said Jack. He gently placed the jeweled book in his leather bag. “Good luck!” said Annie. Annie and Jack waved good-bye to the old man. Then they raced to the rocks that Brother Patrick had told them about. At the rocks, the sea gulls still screeched. Jack could
Viking, too,” she said. “I bet it will help me row.” She handed Jack a helmet. He put it on. It made him feel a little different. “I don’t know about this,” he said. The helmet wasn’t as heavy as the one he had worn in the time of castles. But it was still pretty heavy. “Well, I’m braver with mine on,” said Annie. Jack smiled. He didn’t know how Annie could be braver than she already was. “Ready to row?” she asked. “Yup,” said Jack. He was feeling braver himself. The wind picked up as Jack
against the back of the ship, pushing it toward the shore. As the serpent pushed them, the wind grew calmer. The clouds lifted and the water glittered with sunlight. The rocky shore grew closer. Jack could see the tree house on the ledge above it. “Hurry!” Annie called to the serpent monster. The great serpent gave the ship one last push. The ship swooshed onto a sand bar near the shore. Jack put the jeweled book carefully back into his bag. Then he and Annie climbed out of the ship onto
try to retrieve a lost book while being menaced by Viking raiders. eISBN: 978-0-375-89472-5 [1. Vikings—Fiction. 2. Monasteries—Fiction. 3. Ireland—Fiction. 4. Time travel—Fiction. 5. Magic—Fiction. 6. Tree houses—Fiction.] I. Murdocca, Sal, ill. II. Title. III. Series: Osborne, Mary Pope. Magic tree house series; 15. PZ7.O81167Vh 1998 [Fic]—dc21 98-23602 Random House, Inc. New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland A STEPPING STONE BOOK is a trademark of Random House, Inc. v3.0 Cover