Pirates Past Noon is the fourth installment in the Magic Tree House series. It was written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Sal Murdocca.


  1. Too Late!
  2. The Bright Blue Sea
  3. Three Men in a Boat
  4. Vile Booty
  5. The Kid's Treasure
  6. The Whale's Eye
  7. Gale's a-Blowin'
  8. Dig, Dogs, Dig
  9. The Mysterious M
  10. Treasure Again

Notes on time and place settings

  • The pirates are seen looking for the buried treasure of Captain Kidd, who died in 1701.
  • The research guide explains that they landed in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy, which lasted from about 1710-1730.
  • Captain Bones, albeit a fictional character, seems to model himself off of the famous pirate Blackbeard, who died in 1718.
  • The technology Jack and Annie encounter, particularly the black-powder weapons, is characteristic of the 18th century.
  • In terms of Internal Chronology, this takes place one day after the previous adventure, Mummies in the Morning.

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Research Guide

The non-fiction companion to Pirates Past Noons is Pirates. It was written by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne and illustrated by Sal Murdocca.

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