Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House, #23)
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Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23)

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An adventure to blow you away!

That's what Jack and Annie get when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the 1870s. They land on the prairie near a one-room schoolhouse, where they meet a teenage schoolteacher, some cool kids, and one big, scary bully. But the biggest and scariest thing is yet to come!
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published March 1st 2001)
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Lisa
Another great adventure with Jack and Annie. I tend to give the earlier books 4 stars and the later "Merlin Missions" 5 stars, but this early one was very good. I love how Mary Pope Osborne always slips the historical stuff in so seamlessly that the kids never even know they're getting a history lesson. This one was very exciting and the kiddos loved it. Great pictures in this one, too.
Aaron Schroeder
Jack and Annie use a magical tree house that takes them to a Kansas prairie. In a one room school house, they meet a young teacher and three students. They make new friendships from the students and learn important life lessons. Right before they are about to head home they noticed that a tornado was coming and they must go back and save the class before it destroys everybody.

Jack and Annie are the main characters. Miss Neely is a teanage school teacher and her students are Jeb, Kate, and Will....more
Brandon Loehrke


"Twister on Tuesday" starts off, on a Tuesday, when Jack and Annie get taken to a prairie in Kansas. When they get to the prairie they find a schoolhouse with a young teacher and three children. One of the students was being a bully towards Jack. As the students are eating they hear thunder and loud rain. They decide to look outside, and they see hail and dark clouds. Jack knows there is a storm coming and tells Annie they need to leave. Jack wants to leave, but Annie wants to help Mrs. Neely an...more
Morgan Wilson
“Twister on Tuesday” was a book about Annie and Jack who are brother and sister. In this book they use their treehouse to transport to other places. This Tuesday morning when they entered the tree house they traveled out West. When they were there they explored many things. They learned and took many notes on new things they picked up and didn’t know before. On the Great Plains they found out that houses were often made of sod bricks because there weren’t many trees. They also found out that the...more
Anthony
"Twister on Tuesday" starts off in present day, then there is a flashback. Jack and Annie go to their magic tree house which will send them back in time. The tree house sends them back to the pioneer days where they are to learn about everyday life. Jack and Annie come upon a "dugout," which is a pioneer school house dug into the hill. They also learn that the dugout has a storm cellar below by reading in the book Jack has along with him. Jack and Annie go inside and meet the three kids who are...more
Alice
Read this on a Kindle App on a plane! As always another great Magic Tree House! Funny thing is my flight had to be diverted from the Mid West because there were Tornado threats.

I love that the Magic Tree house books teach kindness and understanding.

I wouldn't hate being a pioneer, but I would HATE being out on the plains in the middle of nowhere open with few trees, miles from anyone, walking 5 miles to school (one way) and there are 3 people in your class...which is a dugout in the side of a...more
Norberto Leyva
They visit a schoolhouse and learn about how hard life was for the pioneers and their families. At the school Jack meets the school bully, Jeb. He gets into a fight with Jeb. Jeb gets into trouble for fighting with Jack and has to sit in a corner as punishment. The teacher gets to know Jack and Annie. She asks them a lot of questions about where they are from and how much they have learned in school.
While they are at school a whole bunch of grasshoppers attack the school house. It sounds like ro...more
Tatiana
I am not a huge fan of the Jack and Annie books, but my cooperating classroom is reading Twister on Tuesday for their first ever novel study, which consists of reading a chapter and answering comprehension question(s), and so I wanted to read with them. I can see why children like this series: it is simple and there really isn't any narrative, only action and dialogue that keeps the pace quick.
Carl Koch
I read "Twister on Tuesday" by Mary Pope Osborne. In the beginning Jack and Annie received a note from Morgan saying the needed to find their third piece of writing, something to learn. They go to the magic tree house early tuesday and it takes them to the prairie. They see a wagon train and soon discover a small one-room schoolhouse. They go in and the teacher has them read and write. They find a blackboard with a poem on it and realize that it's the writing they need. They start to go back to...more
Eden
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Caleb Mckenzie
I liked Twister on Tuesday. It was where they saw a train go across a track and they saw a wagon train and they went where the wagon train went across the hill there was a dugout. That was a school. It used to be a house, but the people were moving to California so the person changed it into a school. There was a tornado coming and the people who were in the school didn't know there was a storm cellar in the school. So they were against the wall when Jack and Annie went to their treehouse so the...more
Saavani
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Cesar
It is a book about children who go on an adventure to the 1870's. They go to see the Librarian of the Magic Tree House. The Librarian sends them on an adventure through time. They find a house that they think is abandoned only to find out that others are living there. They are put into the public school which is different that what they are use to. The school has only one room for all the grades. The teacher puts Jack and another boy together to work on a project, but the other boy does not work...more
Anna
Jack and Annie continue with their mission to help save Camelot and find four special kinds of writing for Morgan le Fay. It is time for them to find "something to learn."

The children go to the prairie landscape of the 1870's. They see covered wagons traveling in a long train and a train chugging across the landscape. Since they can't catch either of these conveyances, they begin walking toward some smoke they see coming from a hillside. To their surprise, they find a house built into the side o...more
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Drew Baker's Review: Tornado on Tuesday: Magic Tree House #23

Tornado on Tuesday is a great book. I think you will like it if you like advantures. Tornado on Tuesday is about Jack and Annie, the main characters, go to a school and they go and theres a big mean boy sitting in the back and two nice little kids sitting in the front. The teacher is very young. So they go work a little Jack and the mean boy fight a lot. then they go out to the grass to eat some lunch. It looked like a storm was about...more
Drew
Drew Baker's Review: Tornado on Tuesday: Magic Tree House #23

Tornado on Tuesday is a great book. I think you will like it if you like advantures. Tornado on Tuesday is about Jack and Annie, the main characters, go to a school and they go and theres a big mean boy sitting in the back and two nice little kids sitting in the front. The teacher is very young. So they go work a little Jack and the mean boy fight a lot. then they go out to the grass to eat some lunch. It looked like a storm was about...more
Macey Schoenick
Tornado on Tuesday is a great book. I think you will like it if you like advantures. Tornado on Tuesday is about Jack and Annie, the main characters, go to a school and they go and theres a big mean boy sitting in the back and two nice little kids sitting in the front. The teacher is very young. So they go work a little Jack and the mean boy fight a lot. then they go out to the grass to eat some lunch. It looked like a storm was about to apper and they sky got dark! So after they got inside they...more
Cheri Ragland
I had decided to read this book because I, as a young adult, loved to read book series. "Twister on Tuesday" sounded neat and interesting and is part of "The Magic Treehouse Series". To my surprise, it really was! It tells of a tale set back during the Pioneer times. A little make shift school house with only three students, covered wagons, and the dream to go to California! These two children, 8 year old Jack and 7 year old Annie, set off from their magic treehouse to the Kansas Prairie, excite...more
Kariata Toure
I,kariata toure like this book because it is adventures and you alot of new facts."Morgan notes had told him and annie to come back to the magic tree house on tuesday.He could hardly wait to find out where she was sending them them today!"#3"Wow,said Jack.He look at the picture of the train in their book and read;After the civil war,the U.S. government built railroad to link the eastern and western part of the country.By the 1870s,stream engines carried people across the kansas prairie."#10
I,k...more
Allison
On a Tuesday, Jack and Annie headed to the tree house, because that is what Morgan’s had said to do. The two got dressed quickly and headed out the door without even eating breakfast. Inside the tree house was another note. It said that Camelot is in trouble and the two of them need to find four special kinds of writing for Morgan’s library. Those four kinds of writing needed to be something to follow, something to send, something to learn, and something to learn. Jack picked up a list from the...more
Simon
I love tornadoes! I always have, but not so much as in the break of the new millennium. I was fascinated with disaster and tornadoes especially right up with earthquakes too. I was delighted when I learned that there was a magic tree house book that had to do with twisters (and another one that had to do with earthquakes). I can remember vividly my disappointment that it was in the time of the pioneers and not in a big city, like Oklahoma City tornado of May 3, 1999.
I still read it and still en...more
midnightfaerie
My 6 yr old is becoming a voracious reader and his teacher recommended this series so I picked up a few from the library. My son loves it. Magic and fun and adventure rolled into a chapter book that's easy to read, yet challenging enough that he's not bored. Many of these are educational as well, focusing on a particular point in history such as a president's reign, or a location, like Ireland in this one, which goes really well with his geography and history lessons. He's loving it, and already...more
Heather
We just finished this one today. My kids are big fans of the Magic Tree House series and I don't mind them so we read a lot of them.

In this book the travel to pioneer times and witness a tornado. You could easily use this in your study of pioneers and you could add a few tornado books to make a great unit study.

I'm always a little bugged by Annie and her jump in headfirst attitude. She's a little bossy, but it's not something that I worry too much about.

This book teaches you to 'try, try again'...more
Eri Anegawa
Twister on Tuesday
by Mary Pope Osborne
Random House RL 2.4

Time: 10/04= 30 min 10/06=35min

7 word summary
Magic - tree - happening - school - weird - weather - storm

Discussion Q:
"Jack thought Miss Neely was one of the bravest people he'd ever met." I like this sentence in this book, so....Do you think you're brave person? Or Do you have a encourage?

A. I am not a brave person because I am not sure whether I can help people in something dangerous situations.
But I have a strong encourage. Because I d...more
Patricia
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Larinda Agee
This series never disappoints! My daughter has made it her goal to read each book in the series before January 1, 2014. She absolutely loves these books because they are the first "real" Chapter Books she has read on her own! When we read together at night, I enjoy reading these with her. Though they are predictable, I really like how they add in other facts (history, famous events, science, etc.) throughout the stories in order to "teach" while kids are reading about the fictional characters of...more
Danielle Krohn
As a child, I enjoyed reading all of The Magic Tree House series books written by Mary Pope Osborne. Once I started a book, it was hard to put it down! These books are great to use in school libraries for children to read for pleasure during SSR periods. Children are encouraged to travel with Jack and Annie to different worlds in each book. Throughout each adventure, the characters face life threatening adventure and adversity. Young readers are easily convinced to put themselves into the action...more
Amber
My kids paid attention to this book because I had them draw a picture of what I was reading to them each time we sat down to read. The only part that I didn't like about this book and is common in the magic tree house series is that the title of the book is only a small part of what the book is really about. There was maybe only one or two chapters about the twister. I would like there to be a little more coming from the title. But overall this one was good. There is a poem in this book that the...more
Sarah Sammis
In Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne, Jack and Annie are sent back to the plains in 1870 to find "something to learn." While there they learn about one room schools, sod houses and tornadoes.

Sean and I got the impression that Jack and Annie were back on the same plains area that they visited in Buffalo Before Breakfast. After we both read the book we compared and contrasted life on the plains for the Lakota and the pioneers.

The best part though was the tornado. It was nice to focus on weat...more
Nathaniel Mckenzie
It was about Jack and Annie. They went to a school in the pioneer time. They tried to make friends with everybody at the school and they did it at the very end.
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Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.
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