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Viaggio avventuroso tra gli indiani

(Magic Tree House #18)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  8,803 ratings  ·  248 reviews
Quanto è grande un bisonte? Jack e Annie lo scoprono nel loro viaggio tra gli indiani Lakota delle Grandi Pianure.
Riusciranno a fermare la mandria di enormi bisonti impazziti?
Paperback, 93 pages
Published 2002 by Piemme (first published 1999)
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Neeyati
Don't feel like writing a coherent review, but here are some notes:

-There are plenty of indigenous people writing about their own cultures and histories so tbh I don't see the point of anyone else writing "educational stories" like this and profiting off of them unless there's significant collaboration involved. Not to mention a lot of this is inaccurate and/or offensive, sooo.

-This is about two white kids (Jack and Annie) who travel back in time to visit a Lakota encampment. As if Lakota people
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Marc Lucke
Dec 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction

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 designed

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Susan
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great adventure!
Julesmarie
3.5 stars

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
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Lanie
I'm sorry. But I spent the whole book wondering why none of the Lakota people even questioned why there were two little white kids running around the plains all by themselves. ...more
Jenny Clark
This one does not have a fact tracker with it, but alot is covered in Wild West: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #10: Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House, since this deals with the time period just before that. As usual, well illustrated adventure for jack and Annie. These also deal with Native Americans and other minority groups rather well, in my opinion. I like the incorporation of the myths through out this series. ...more
Sonia
The novel《Buffalo before breakfast》is talking about Jack and Annie went early 1800s to find the gift from the prairie blue.
At the beginning of the story, they went to the magic tree house and find the Morgan’s instrution and went to the Great Plains.
At the middle of the story, they visit the Native American tribes and learn many ways that how they lives.
At the end of the story, they get the gift from the prairie blue and back to their house.
This story tell us that don’t let the pride led you to
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Alex
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this book because I do not like buffaloes charging at me. I enjoyed this book because I liked the part when Annie calmed a bunch of buffaloes down when they were charging at Black Hawk and Jack made Sunlight (a horse that Annie named) go down to the buffaloes and Black Hawk went on to Sunlight. ...more
Kathy
Oct 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting and educational adventure, read to the kiddies and we had a blast.
Rohm1234
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot:
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.

Characterization:
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
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Nakshatra
Sep 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice
Sarah Sammis
In Buffalo Before Breakfast Jack and Annie are sent to a Lakota village where they must earn a gift of courage to help Arthur in Camelot.

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
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David Redden
Mary (6): 4.5 stars. I say that I'm going to whack you with this Kindle. Hehehehe! What else do you have to say about this book? I liked it when Jack, um, saved, um, Black Hawk from the buffalos and how Annie stopped the stampede with the buffalo woman.

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.
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Macey Schoenick
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack and Annie are on another mission only this time, it isn't like the rest. Teddy, a little dog, has a spell on them and they have to undo it. Morgan La Fey leaves a note in the treehouse on what they need to do. Jack and Annie end up back in time when the buffalo roam the land. They find a tribe that welcomes them. Black Hawk, who's the same age as Jack and Annie, tries to help out the siblings with their mission. Will Black Hawk, Jack, and Annie find out the answers to this riddle? Pick up t ...more
Lena Strugaru
I really liked this one for the wisdom hidden in Lakota indians' words about life, school, food, soul. Deep questions about our society (and Lakota's) arose in my 5yo's mind and heart after reading this book. ...more
Shauna
Per Garrett: The old woman speaks very wisely.
Morbus Iff
You got a little nervous around the Spirit part, until you realized it was a good 'un, not a bad 'un. ...more
Becky
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Ilan (age 6) rated this book 5 stars :)
Allie Maas
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Magic Tree House: Buffalo Before Breakfast
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator: Sal Murdocca
Genre: Transitional Chapter Book
Theme(s): Lakota Indians, tree houses, magic, North American Natives.
Opening Line/sentence:
One summer day in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared in the woods.

Brief Book Summary:
In this series, siblings Jack and Annie travel through time to complete missions given to them from a magical librarian. In their magic tree house the duo point to a
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Emily
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: grade-3-read
In this book eight year old Jack and seven year old Annie found a magic treehouse. They soon found out it belonged to Morgan Le Fay. Morgan told them a magician called Merlin is up to bad tricks again and instead of collecting books she has to deal with Merlin. So then Jack and Annie became Master Librarians and started saving books lost in history. Last adventure they found a little dog in the treehouse, and a note from Morgan that said this little dog is under a spell, to free it be given four ...more
Stephanie Siren
Genre: Historical Fiction/ Fantasy

Format: Novel

Awards: None

Summary:
This story is about an adventure that Jack and Annie took to the Great Plains. When they arrive, they are greeted with a Lakota Indian boy, Black Hawk. They are on a mission to find another gift in order to save Teddy, the dog, from his curse. After telling Black Hawk that they come in peace, he allows them to come with him back to his village and there they meet Grandmother. Grandmother allows Black Hawk to show Jack and Annie w
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Mystic DreamClouds
Jan 10, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Another adventure to helping Teddy break free from his curse leads the two siblings, Jack and Annie to the Great Plains. There they meet the Lakota and learn about how they obtained their daily resources and their beliefs in the Great Spirit.

Similar to the other books, Jack and Annie are traveling back in time to a specific period to learn and then receive a gift. The addition of Native Americans is welcomed and we get quite a bit of facts about them but it isn’t from an own voices perspective.
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Terry Collins
This adventure offers some interesting facts about the Lakota tribes for young readers in an idealized setting that makes you ache for the massacre of the buffalo and what was done to the Native Americans. Read with my nine year old grandson in a single setting. If you’ve read one of the over fifty books about Jack, Annie and their Magic Time-Traveling Treehouse, you’ve read them all ... but each does offer new settings and facts about historical events from around the world.
Kelly
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I used this as a read aloud with my kids as a part of our homeschool routine. It wasn’t completely horrendous, but I do wish I had read some critical reviews before choosing to read it to them. We’re homeschooling from a decolonized perspective, and this book definitely doesn’t fit that bill. In the future, I will stick to books written by indigenous authors when choosing books about Native Americans.
Crystal Anderson
I know that this was written in 2010, but I had a hard time with Jack’s “notes” to try and summarize the Lakota way of life. Kids my son’s age (6) won’t be bothered by it but I really wish the author had stuck to buffalo facts instead as there’s no way she could explain Lakota life in an acceptable way. Jack’s “facts” boil Lakota life down to: “sew bear claws on shirt; land owned by Great Spirit, not people; a list of uses of the buffalo; & Lakota school is everywhere”.
Ashtyn Anderson
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kyle Biggerstaff
Reading "Buffalo Before Breakfast" brought me back to the series I loved from second to fifth grade. I loved reading Mary Pope Osborne's books and the adventures of Jack and Annie in every story. I loved all the history involved in each story, as well as the aspect of mystery. Magic Tree house books are great for all students at the elementary level! ...more
Emily Dougherty
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buffalo Before Breakfast
o Grades 3-5
o Contemporary realistic fiction
o Like the other Majic Treehouse, this book takes the reader on an adventure. This book was a fun ready to see these kids do amazing things. The thing that I love this series is that children don’t even know that they are learning. That is getting all of this information while reading about the grerta adventures.

Abigail
May 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think part of the reason why I enjoyed this one more, was the contrast between it and the Little House on the Prairie books. Very different outlooks on the Lakota people. I also like how the book didn't shy away from plaining labeling the hunters as white. And all the facts that U.S. government literally cut off life sources from them to push their colonialism more and more. ...more
Ellie
Mar 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My vocabulary:

leather, buckskin, hawk, tepees, graze, Great Plains, Native American tribes, century, outline, bow and arrow, quiver, white settlers, Indians, halt, wise, stampede, fierce, moaning, charging, shaggy, ripple, shaggy, furiously, swerve, veered, sacred, pride, source of all spirits, Great Spirit, courage, beyond, ceremony, starry, flood
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