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Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,679 Ratings  ·  207 Reviews
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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Apr 24, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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.
Maya Orama
This book that i read today was about a brother and sister named jack and Annie. They went on an adventure to a prairie school that was in a book. When they got there, they notice that there was a tornado coming. All the kids and the teachers went in the cellars of the school for safety. The tornado was very long. They stood in the cellar for about 2 hours. When the storm passed everyone got out. The outside world was all wrecked. Trees were everywhere and buildings fell over. No one was hurt, b ...more
Aaron Schroeder
Mar 11, 2014 Aaron Schroeder rated it really liked it
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.
Brandon Loehrke
Mar 13, 2014 Brandon Loehrke rated it liked it

"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
Morgan Wilson
Mar 27, 2014 Morgan Wilson rated it really liked it
“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
Oct 30, 2015 Eduardo rated it liked it
Personal Response: I read this book, but it was not one of my favorites. I think younger kids would like it more than older ones. It has to do with magic and what kids dream about. I thought it would be better than it was, but I did finish it.

Plot: In the book Twister on Tuesday, Annie and Jack discover a tree. They climb it and they start to play in the tree. They discover the tree makes weird things. They start reading a book. When the tree hears the story, the magic tree takes them to the pr
Mar 27, 2014 Anthony rated it really liked it
"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
Jun 02, 2015 Rubi rated it really liked it
This story takes us to the pioneer times in Kansas. Reading about children walking for 2-5+ miles to be educated really put things into perspective. Nowadays, kids ditch school and drop out or just down right hate school without even realizing what a privilege it is. Though some school systems (mainly high school and above) can be screwed up, kids use to WANT to learn and even now, in some countries it is a privilege few can afford. Our kids should be grateful.
Jack and Annie have a chance to vi
Felicia Fisher
Feb 27, 2015 Felicia Fisher rated it it was amazing
Twin Text Non-fiction Entry #3

I chose to pair this book with "Tornado! The Story Behind these Twisting, Turning, Spinning, and Spiraling Storms." I chose to pair these two books together because they both are about twisters/tornadoes. I think the tornado non fiction would be a great resource for my students to have while reading the magic tree house book "Twister on Tuesday" because of the additional background information it would give them.

Many students are familiar with tornadoes unless they
Apr 30, 2014 Alice rated it really liked it
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
Norberto Leyva
Mar 27, 2014 Norberto Leyva rated it really liked it
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
Sheriden Haase
The book "Twister on Tuesday" is one of the Magic Tree House books. Everything is going well. The kids are learning new things. All of a sudden, all heck breaks loose and the children get very scared.

The book is all about Jack and Annie walking along until they come across a dugout. The dugout is on the side of a hill. Jack writes down everything unique that he sees. Jack saw a wagon train moving across the prairie. All of a sudden, a twister form out of the black clouds. The children and teache
Madison Niksich
Osborne, M., & Murdocca, S. (2001). Twister on Tuesday. New York, New York: Random House.

This is a classic children's book in the Magic Treehouse series. When Annie and Jack travel back to the year of 1870 to a small midwestern town they partake in an adventure they would never have imagined. Although they experience a bully, nothing is as scary as the tornado coming straight their way! This tale follows the lives of two unique but relatable children as they go on to explore the world. Altho
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
Apr 21, 2014 Carl Koch rated it really liked it
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
Annie Kate
Jul 25, 2016 Annie Kate rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2nd-grade
Jack & Annie went to the Prairie to find "something to learn". They saw a wagon train and they wanted to follow it. Annie tried running after it but the wagon train was too fast and disappeared. Then they found a school in a hill. They met a teacher and 3 kids. They had reading class and spelling class. The teacher gave them a small slate board to learn with. They had to go back to the tree house because a hail storm and then they saw a tornado. They warned the teacher and the kids so they w ...more
Feb 18, 2009 Eden rated it it was amazing
Feb 08, 2014 Caleb rated it really liked it
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
Oct 03, 2008 Saavani rated it really liked it
Hi Hi Hi it's great.
Jan 21, 2014 Cesar rated it liked it
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
Oct 15, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
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
Mrs. Kris's Class
Feb 08, 2011 Mrs. Kris's Class rated it liked it
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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
Feb 08, 2011 Drew rated it liked it
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
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
Feb 15, 2012 Cheri Ragland rated it it was amazing
Shelves: eced-117
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
Aug 05, 2012 Kariata Toure rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 04, 2013 Allison rated it liked it
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
Mar 01, 2016 Diane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-ya
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Feb 17, 2015 Bri rated it liked it
This book swept me away to this other wonderful world. The setting was brilliantly set. I could totally see it in my mind. But the characters were definitely my favorite part. They are all so colorful, interesting, exciting, and hilarious. The main character is just perfect. The plot moved fast enough that I couldn't stop reading lest I miss something, but the author still took the time to flesh out the details. The details are what really make or break a story.
Oct 07, 2011 Simon rated it really liked it
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
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