Good Morning, Gorillas (Magic Tree House #26)
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!
Gentle giants or giant monsters?
That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening mountain gorillas. Annie knows how to play with the creatures right away. But Jack is left out. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic?
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“Here’s proof we found a special magic yesterday,” she said. “Yeah,” said Jack, smiling. “Theater magic.” He had great memories of acting in a play by their friend William Shakespeare. “Did Morgan leave us a new secret rhyme?” asked Jack. He shined the flashlight on a book lying under the window. A piece of paper was sticking out of the book. “Yes!” said Annie. She picked up the book and pulled out the paper. Jack shined his light on the paper while Annie read aloud: Dear Annie and
the secret rhyme. “To find a special magic … ,” he whispered. He couldn’t remember the rest. He felt tired and miserable. He took his backpack off and rested his head on it. He closed his eyes. “To find a special magic … ,” he mumbled. But he couldn’t find the magic. He couldn’t even find the words that finished the rhyme. Worst of all, he couldn’t find Annie. Their fun adventure in the cloud forest had turned into a nightmare. Jack felt something tugging on his sleeve. He opened his
fast asleep in the grass! Jack didn’t know what to do. If he called her name, the gorillas would wake up. He had only one choice. He had to sneak over to her. Jack put his book in his pack. He pushed past the shrubs and stepped into the clearing. His heart was pounding. He thought of the words from the book—shy and gentle giants. As he started toward Annie, he heard a grunt. The giant gorilla with silver fur opened his eyes. When the gorilla saw Jack, he sat up. Jack stopped in his tracks.
Tap-tap-tap. Jack opened his eyes. The Frog Creek woods were still dark and rainy. “We’re home,” Annie said. Jack sighed. “I miss them already,” he said. “Me too,” said Annie. “Did you take a lot of notes on their habits and behavior?” Jack shrugged. “I listed a few things about them,” he said. “But sometimes lists don’t tell you much. You have to love gorillas to really know them.” “Yeah. That’s right,” said Annie. Jack opened his backpack. He pulled out their research book and put it
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