Time-traveling brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie have to find a certain kind of food—the fourth thing needed to save Merlin's beloved penguin, Penny. The magic tree house whisks them off to a village in the mountains of southeast China, close to a world-famous panda reserve. Will it be their easiest adventure yet? Not a chance! Jack and Annie don't know it, but they've arrived on the day of a historic earthquake! How will Jack and Annie survive when the giant quake strikes? Will they be able to rescue the pandas? And how will they ever get back to the tree house so that they can fulfill their quest to save Penny as well? Mary Pope Osborne conjures up another fast-paced adventure filled with danger, mystery, and magic in the bestselling Magic Tree House series. Magic Tree House #49: Stallion by Starlight
Merlin the Magician needs to discover the secret of greatness, and he's counting on Jack and Annie to find it for him. When the magic tree house whisks them back in time to meet Alexander the Great, they discover that he is bossy, vain, and not great at all! How can the brother and sister find out about greatness from him? It's going to take a wild black stallion, magic from Merlin, and a lot of bravery to succeed. Are Jack and Annie brave and smart enough to complete the mission? You bet! Mary Pope Osborne has crafted another exciting adventure that blends fantasy and facts in the series that has set kids on the path to reading for over twenty years!