Danger in the Darkest Hour (aka #1 World at War, 1944)

Super Edition Book #








Publication date

January 6, 2015

Time setting

June 5, 1944 (during World War II, shortly before D-Day)

Place setting

  • Glastonbury, England
  • Normandy, France

Internal chronology

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Danger in the Darkest Hour, also known as #1 World at War, 1944, is the first Super Edition of the Magic Tree House Series.


The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944, where the country is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting to Normandy, France, behind enemy lines, and they realize that they've arrived on the day before D-Day. Will the brave brother and sister be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history?


  1. Commando
  2. Top-Secret
  3. Spy Taxi
  4. Behind Enemy Lines
  5. Resistance
  6. The Hour of Battle
  7. Friends and Enemies
  8. The Train
  9. Code Breakers
  10. Hideout
  11. The Plan
  12. Checkpoint
  13. Searchlights
  14. The Pilot

Notes on time and place settings


  • This book is dedicated to Mary Pope Osborne's father, Colonel William P. Pope, who fought in World War II.
  • Unlike most of the books in the series since the Merlin Missions began, Jack and Annie do not perform magic of any kind and instead rely on their own skills such as Jack's ability to drive a truck.
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