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June 10, 2014

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EDMOND — ‘MAGIC TREE HOUSE: SOCCER ON SUNDAY’

BY MARY POPE OSBORNE

In the newest addition to the best-selling and trusted Magic Tree House series, “Magic Tree House: Soccer on Sunday” by Mary Pope Osborne, the brother-sister duo Jack and Annie travel to Mexico for the 1970 World Cup, where they must track down the key to greatness from one of soccer’s biggest stars: Pele’.

Jack and Annie are heading out on another mission for Merlin the magician. In order to unlock the final secret of greatness, the pair must travel to the soccer fields of Mexico where they meet a young soccer player who dreams of playing in the World Cup just like his hero, the great Brazilian soccer player Pele´.

Thanks to their new friend, Jack and Annie make it to the stadium just in time for the big match, but will they be able to find Pele´, and the key to greatness, in a crowd of 100,000 fans? Or can greatness be found where they least expect it?

Old and new readers alike will find another thrilling Magic Tree House adventure among the pages of “Soccer on Sunday.” Yet again, Mary Pope Osborne masterfully mixes history, mystery, and fantasy for a story sure to delight the legions of Jack and Annie fans.

Ages 7-10.

‘MAGIC TREE HOUSE FACT TRACKER: SOCCER’

BY MARY POPE OSBORNE AND NATALIE POPE BOYCE

While reading  “Soccer on Sunday,” readers can track the facts with Jack and Annie in “Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Soccer.” Filled with fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, “Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Soccer” features facts behind the world’s most popular sport.

How did soccer get started? Who are soccer’s greatest sports legends? What is the World Cup, and who plays?

Children, parents and educators will find the answers to these questions and more with up-to-date information, photos, and illustrations in this nonfiction companion book.

Ages 7-10.

NOTE: Email dpeery@edmondsun.com to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Magic Tree House: Soccer on Sunday/Fact Tracker : Soccer combo.” Deadline is 10 a.m. June 16. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

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