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Preview — Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne
Buffalo Before Breakfast (La Cabane Magique #18)
That's what Jack and Annie say when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, back almost 200 years to the Great Plains. There they meet a Lakota boy who shows them how to hunt buffalo. But something goes wrong! Now they need to stop a thousand buffalo from stampeding!
Lots of good information in this one. Jack and Annie go back in time and spend a day with some Lakota indians. Jack's trusty research book had some great facts to share about the Indians, but they also spent some time with an Indian "grandmother" who taught them some fascinating things about their beliefs and way of life.
The adventure with the buffalo was improbable and somewhat worrisome. I grew up not far from Yellowstone National Park, and we'd visit at least once a year. So perhaps...more
Jake and Annie go on an adventure back in time to the Great Plains and learn how the Indians obtained their resource and their belief in the Great Spirit. Jack and Annie learned quite a bit from the Indians. It was a simpler time that should've never been disturbed. In my opinion, Indians had it right, and the white man ruined it.
The main characters in “Magic Tree House #18: Buffalo Before Breakfast” are Jack, Annie, Black Hawk,and Grandma. Jack and Annie are two kids f...more
Jack and Annie have to tread carefully when making contact with the Lakota villagers. The rely on Morgan's book for how to introduce themselves and how act respectfully and bravely. They meet a boy of similar age who lives with his grandmother.
Together Jack, Annie and the Lakota boy go hunting for bison. The learn an important lesson about the difference betwee...more
Sam (8): 4.5 stars. I liked it because it gave some more information about buffalo and the, uh, Mary, what were they called? The people? Dad, you better not be writing that. The Lakota? Yes. Okay, what about them? I liked it when Jack saved them....more
When Jack and Annie visited the Lakota, a boy tried to show them how to hunt buffalo and got into trouble.
His grandmother had told them there had been no need, that "everything was relates." and it's so true!
We do something that leads to something else and lead sto another and another.....what we do have consequences and people for get that. I love had simply taught this lesson was in this book. I...more
In book 17, they got a watch from some children on board the Titanic. Now they are sent to the Great Plains before the buffalo herds were hunted and killed by white settlers and U. S. soldiers. They meet a young Lakota boy named Black Hawk. He takes them to his village where they observe life and meet his gr...more
Do it! Read the book, because who knows what new world one might fall into? What interesting chara...more
Osborne has largely steered clear of the history of the Americas in her series, and with good reason: the legacy of colonialism is an enormously difficult subject to approach for any age group. In the latest story arc of the series, which includes books 17-20, Osborne has finally ventured into the relatively recent American past and the results -- at least here -- are mixed.
While she describes the mass slaughter of the bison unambiguously, even making the point that it was a military maneuver de...more
The sky was clear and blue, the sun was warm and cold at the same time in that dreamlike way. This book was able to make the experience real for me and I really enjoyed it....more
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Series: Magic Tree House #18
Summary: Hello, buffalo! That's what Jack and Annie say when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, back almost 200 years to the Great Plains. There they meet a Lakota boy who shows them how to hunt buffalo. But something goes wrong! Now they need to stop a thousand buffalo from stampeding!
Review: Hunting buffalo and running through tall grass and rolling plains.
Things I Loved:...more
Some people bemoan the formulaic style of these books. My kids, at 7 and 9, are starting to outgrow them, but still enjoy the adventurous stories set in different historical periods and places. This series was often the first introduction to a time period for my daughter when we listened to the audiobooks when she was 5. She was able to remember details and put information from these stories together with history studies. That makes reading these books very worthwhile. Spoiler alert: I think th...more
1.In this story, wild animals appeared. Have you ever seen wild animals in your hometown?
-Actually I don't remember. However my father have seen foxes and deers in my hometown.
2.The main characters like their grandmothers. Do you like your grandparents?
-Yes. My grandmother is very kind of me. She sometimes makes something for me. I like what she mak...more
We've loved them all so far. They are fun, easy to read and contain quite a bit of historical information. We use them as read-alouds, but most elementary/middle school kids could read them on their own.
It does have a touch of 'girl power' at the expense of making the brother seem a little dumb. That kinda bugs. But it's not obvious and my boys haven't noticed. They think Jack is just as cool as his sister.