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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. It has sixty-seven pages and ten chapters. It was published and released in 1994 It was re-released by Scholastic Inc. by arrangement with Random House Inc. in 1996. It was printed in the United States.
- Too Late! (1)
- The Bright Blue Sea (11)
- Three Men in a Boat (16)
- Vile Booty (21)
- The Kid's Treasure (27)
- The Whale's Eye (33)
- Gale's a-Blowin' (41)
- Dig, Dogs, Dig (45)
- The Mysterious M (54)
- Treasure Again (59)
Main article: Pirates Past Noon (audio)
Pirates Past Noon has been put onto a compact disk for people who would rather listen to the story than read it.
Main article: Pirates
The non-fiction companion to Pirates Past Noon is the research guide Pirates. It was written by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne and was illustrated by Sal Murdocca. It was published and released in 2002.
The book was accepted with mostly positive reception. Many people did and still declare it a most read for first chapter book readers. The book is now in almost every library that has children's books in the nation.
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.
The non-fiction companion to Pirates Past Noons the It was written by Mary Pope Osborne and Will Osborne and illustrated by Sal Murdocca.