Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House, No. 38)
Mary Pope Osborne
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In Monday with a Mad Genius, travel with Jack and Annie to Italy in the Renaissance, a time when every new morning brought with it the promise of artistic and scientific wonder. There, they meet none other than Leonardo da Vinci! Now available in paperback with all-new backmatter full of activities.
Sal Murdocca. — 1st ed. p. cm. — (Magic tree house; #38) “A Merlin mission.” “A Stepping Stone book.” Audience: RL: 3.3 SUMMARY: Jack and Annie travel 500 years back in time to Florence, Italy, and spend a day helping Leonardo da Vinci in the hope of learning another secret of happiness. 1. Leonardo da Vinci, 1452–1519—Juvenile fiction. [1. Leonardo da Vinci, 1452–1519—Fiction. 2. Time travel—Fiction. 3. Magic—Fiction. 4. Brothers and sisters—Fiction. 5. Curiosity—Fiction. 6. Florence
and Jack leaned forward, eager to hear the answer. “Curiosity,” said Leonardo. “Curiosity?” repeated Jack. He had curiosity. He had lots of it. “Always ask questions,” said Leonardo. “Always try to learn something new. Ask: Why? When? Where? What? Say: ‘I wonder what this means.’ ‘I wonder how that works.’ ‘I wonder what this person is like. And that person. And that one.’ I am always searching for answers to things I do not understand.” “Me too!” said Jack. “And so I look forward to each
their second mission to help Merlin…. Jack poured milk over his cereal. His stomach felt fluttery. It was Monday—the first day of a new school year. Jack always felt nervous on the first day. What would his new teacher be like? Would his desk be close to a window? Would friends from last year be in his class again this year? “Annie, hurry!” Jack’s mom called upstairs. “It’s fifteen minutes till eight. School starts in half an hour.” Jack’s dad walked into the kitchen. “Are you sure you
a line. The red and purple silks waved in the breeze. “Excuse me!” Annie called. “Have you seen Leonardo da Vinci this morning?” A toothless old woman smiled. “Oh, yes! Leonardo passed by only a moment ago,” she said. “On his way to the bakery, I think.” She pointed down a narrow lane. “He goes there every morning.” “Thanks!” said Annie. Jack and Annie hurried to the bakery. The delicious smell of baking bread filled the air. “Excuse me, did Leonardo da Vinci come in here?” Jack asked.
didn’t you hear his song?” said Annie. “He wants to fly away. He wants to be free.” Jack looked around for the bird seller. He was standing nearby talking to a customer. “Forget it, Annie. We don’t have money to pay for him,” said Jack. “But he wants me to help him,” said Annie. “I can feel it.” She reached toward the cage door. “Annie, don’t!” said Jack. But Annie unlatched the door. The bird hopped onto the ground. “Oh, no!” said Jack. He grabbed for the bird, but he was too late. The