By Mary Pope Osborne

The bestselling, fan-favorite chapter-book sequence celebrates Halloween with this scarily reasonable paperback!

Jack and Annie have traveled around the globe of their magic tree apartment. yet they have by no means been anyplace like this. within the distance, a haunted citadel looms darkish opposed to the sunshine of the moon. No candles burn in its home windows. No laughter earrings via its halls.

What has occurred to the fort and the folks who lived there? Merlin the magician asks Jack and Annie to determine. yet are they courageous adequate to sweep the cobwebs apart and step during the creaking doorways? And are they clever adequate to resolve the secret of the way the fortress turned haunted?

Find out in a narrative packed to the margins with magic, background, and adventure!

First released in hardcover in 2003, Jack and Annie's spooky Halloween event is ultimately on hand in paperback. And—only within the paperback edition—the booklet now incorporates a creepy Halloween recipe, a enjoyable puzzle, and a preview of the following publication within the series!

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Fluttering within the air, she took its part in her beak. She attempted to drag it apart, however it was once too heavy. She enable move. I can’t stream it, she croaked, no longer so long as I’m a raven. i assume we’ll need to look ahead to Teddy to alter us again into ourselves. She flapped to the window ledge and landed beside Jack. Jack used to be relieved. The longer he might carry directly to the diamond, the higher. good day! croaked Annie. possibly lets use Teddy’s magic hazel twig ourselves! i will get a hold of higher rhymes than him besides. It won’t harm to attempt. Jack shook his head. yet Annie didn’t observe. She hopped right down to the hazel twig below the window. She conscientiously picked it up along with her beak. She fluttered again as much as the ledge beside Jack. Then she moved her head back and forth, passing the twig over Jack’s feathered head, his physique, his wings, and his claws. The twig omitted her feathery physique and wings besides. With the twig nonetheless in her beak, she made a deep croaking sound. “HA-HA-REE-REE! JAH-JAH-AWK-NEE! ” O hazel twig from hazel tree! Make him Jack, and make me, me! there has been a strong roar and a flash of sunshine and a blast of warmth! Then Jack heard Annie chuckle. “Yippee! I made the magic paintings for us. glance. ” Jack appeared down at his legs and arms and toes. “Ohh, man,” he breathed. Awk-nee and Jah have been long past. Annie and Jack have been again. Jack wiggled his palms and feet. He felt his face: his mouth, his nostril, his ears. He enjoyed having his personal physique again! “Teddy’s going to be so surprised,” stated Annie. “He acts like he’s the single child who can do magic. ” She regarded round the nursery. “Hi! We’re again! ” she referred to as to the invisible young ones. “Guess what? We’ve obtained the diamond! ” “The diamond! the place is it? ” acknowledged Jack. “I must’ve dropped it should you replaced us! ” all of sudden they heard a swoosh and a flapping on the window. “Teddy! ” cried Annie. She and Jack whirled round. yet Teddy wasn’t there. as an alternative, perched at the ledge of the nursery window used to be a scary creature. He was once half human and half raven. He had silky feathers for hair, a beak for a nostril, sharp claws, and a billowing feathered cape that glistened within the moonlight like glossy black armor. “Good evening,” stated the Raven King. Jack and Annie have been too shocked to talk. observing the unusual creature, Jack remembered the tale of the Raven King—how the king had desired to be a chook, how he had stolen a spell from the Wizard of wintry weather, how the spell had labored simply midway and left him part poultry and part human. The Raven King jumped from the window to the ground. one after the other, his raven bodyguards swooshed into the room after him. a minimum of twenty ravens got here during the window. quickly Jack and Annie have been surrounded by way of darkish wings, sharp beaks, and vibrant eyes. as soon as his guards have been in position, the Raven King twisted his head backward and forward, taking a look from Jack to Annie. “Where are the 2 ravens who stole my diamond? ” he requested in a raspy voice. “What diamond? ” requested Annie. “What … what ravens? ” requested Jack, his voice trembling. He needed desperately that he nonetheless had the Diamond of future to provide him power and braveness.

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