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The Fun Starts Here!: Four Favorite Chapter Books in One (Paperback)
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Let the adventure begin with four popular series--Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, A to Z Mysteries, and Purrmaids--all in one collection!
Has a book ever made you laugh so hard milk came out of your nose? Do adventure and mystery keep you turning pages? Do you love a good story about friendship? Then the fun really does start here!
This special "starter set" contains the first book in four fantastic series, including New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House and Junie B. Jones, that have hooked millions of kids on reading. Find out which one is your favorite!
--In Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, a mysterious tree house whisks Jack and Annie to the time of the dinosaurs!
--In Junie B. Jones and the Stupid, Smelly Bus, the world's funniest kid is so afraid of the school bus that when it's time to go home . . . she doesn't.
--In A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose's favorite author is missing. Can they crack the case?
--In Purmaids #1: The Scaredy Cat, Coral, Shelly, and Angel are Purrmaids--part kitten, part mermaid. Will Coral ever be as brave as her best friends?
About the Author
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series as well as co-author of the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker series, along with her husband, Will, and her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce. For more information, visit the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Barbara Park was best-known as the creator and author of the New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, the stories of an outrageously funny kindergartener that have kept kids (and their grownups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. The series was consistently a #1 New York Times bestseller, spending over 180 weeks on the list, and Barbara and her books were profiled in such national outlets as Time, Newsweek, USA Today, the New York Times, and Today.Barbara Park arrived at the writing profession through an indirect route. Before becoming a bestselling and beloved children’s author, she originally intended to teach high school history and political science. She got her secondary education degree but quickly realized that her calling was to be a writer. After several rejections, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers acquired her first manuscript, Operation: Dump the Chump and two others. Don’t Make Me Smile was published first in 1981, followed by Operation: Dump the Chump (1982) and Skinnybones (1982). She went on to write over 50 books, from the picture book Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!, a love letter to her grandson, to middle grade novels such as Skinnybones, The Kid in the Red Jacket, Mick Harte Was Here, and The Graduation of Jake Moon. Barbara won more than 40 children’s book awards, including several Children’s Choice Awards. Barbara Park was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on April 21, 1947, and spent most of her adult life in Arizona. There she, with her husband, Richard, raised her two sons and spent time with her two young grandsons. Park died on November 15, 2013 after fighting ovarian cancer heroically for seven and a half years.
Ron Roy is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysteries, Calendar Mysteries, and Capital Mysteries series. When not working on a new book, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. Visit Ron online at RonRoy.com.
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including Chicks Run Wild and Orangutangled. Sudipta lives in New Jersey with her family.
Sal Murdocca has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and textbooks. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.