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Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House #10): 12/06/09
Ghost Town at Sundown is the second of the four riddles and the tenth book in the Magic Tree House series. In this one, Jack and Annie go back to a ghost town in search of the answer the riddle.
While there they are frightened by a ghost, threatened by horse thieves and befriended by a wrangler of wild mustangs. Jack and Annie learn how to ride horses and Annie once again shows her talent at talking with animals.
Best of all is the time travel aspect of the book. In the other books I've read Jack and Annie's travels have been self contained. Where and when they go don't have any link between the present of their adventure and their present time in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. In Ghost Town at Sundown, Jack and Annie directly affect their future through their friendship with the wrangler.
The inclusion of the ghost town also gave Sean and me a chance to talk about my favorite ghost town, Bodie, California. We talked about the how and why behind a town being abandoned and what sort of things are left behind.
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