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Twister on Tuesday

(Magic Tree House #23)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  8,711 ratings  ·  292 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 27th 2001)
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Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I feel like a cheat adding this to my reading challenge but my goal is to read 10 books this months so...;)
Alyssa DeCerce
Sorry friends just trying to hit my reading goal. Doesn’t hold a flame to mummies in the morning imo
Mar 30, 2014 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.
Izzy Brogaard
Personal Response: I read the book, Twister on Tuesday, by Mary Pope Osborne. I liked this book because Jack and Annie always knew what to do. These books are good short books.

Plot: Jack and Annie had to find a writing that would help them learn something. They went to the prairie. When they got there, they found a schoolhouse that had a teacher and three kids inside. The teacher invited them to join the class. They found the writing they needed to learn something. It was a quote. They decided
Jan 06, 2020 added it
The novel 《twister on Tuesday》is talking about Jack and Annie finding “something to learn”.
At the beginning of the story, Jack and Annie went to magic tree house and went to the great plain again to find “something to learn”.
At the middle of the story, they find a school and learn with the only three student.
At the end of the story, they find out the things but. They met a big Tornado so they decide to back to the classroom to save the children and teacher.
They learn kindness, courage from this
May 19, 2017 added it
The book is a good book because it goes back to time 1870 when people did not know how to read a jack was theching other people how to read and write and thar home was in a mountain .
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I did not like this book because I do not like twisters. I enjoyed this book because I liked the part when Jack, Annie, Kate, Will, Jeb, and Ms. Neely escaped from a twister.
Morgan Wilson
Mar 19, 2014 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 05, 2015 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
Brandon Loehrke
Mar 13, 2014 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
Aaron Schroeder
Mar 10, 2014 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.
Jan 31, 2014 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
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, ...more
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.
Feb 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
I'm an adult. This didn't JUST happen. I've been one for quite some time. I just want to put that out there. I don't pick up Magic Tree House books in a desperate attempt to reach my reading goal (although I'm starting to think it's not a bad idea...). I do, however, read and rate a book I've had to read and discuss.

Here's how this happened:
One magical day - let's call it "School Orientation Day" for fun - my daughter's 2nd grade teacher mentioned that they do something called "Book Club." I
Louis Knecht
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Personal Response:
I read the book, Twister on a Tuesday, by Mary Pope Osborne. I thought it was a good book and well written. I enjoyed reading it because it was interesting to learn about how people lived in the pioneer days.

The plot begins with the main character's Jack and Annie at there house. They are both very excited to go to the tree house because they had a very important mission. They had to complete a quest given to them by the magic sorcerer Morgan Le Fey. They had to find four
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: grade-3-read
In this book eight year old Jack and seven year old Annie found a magic treehouse. Along the way they found out it belonged to Morgan Le Fay they call her Morgan. In magic treehouse 5-8 Jack and Annie help free Morgan from a spell. In magic treehouse 9-12 they solved four ancient riddles and became Master Librarians! In magic treehouse 13-16 they saved four ancient books from being lost forever. In magic treehouse 17-20 they freed a little dog from a spell. In magic treehouse number 21-24 they ...more
Brianna Holbrook
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Two children, Jack and Annie, are taken back in time to a midwestern prairie in the 1870s. They visit a one-room schoolhouse and learn about the hard life of the pioneers. When they return to the magic tree house, Jack and Annie spot a twister on the horizon. They wonder if they should go back and save the others, or head back to the treehouse and save themselves. Jack and Annie are the main characters who are children who travel back in time. Miss Neely is a teanage school teacher and her ...more
Erica Sonzogni
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
Being transported to another time period and living through adventures are what Jack and Annie from The Magic Tree House series do daily. On this particular quest, they travel to the prairie in the 1800s to find “something to learn” for Morgan the magical librarian. During this trip, Jack and Annie encounter a school where they learn about the Westward Expansion of the United States. Right before they are able to leave, a tornado rips through the area, heading straight for the school! Since both ...more
Sarah Riney
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
Twister on Tuesday
By Mary Pope Osborne
Magic Tree House books were always my favorite as a kid. These books are great because they not only tell an interesting story, they also teach children about things that took place in history. These books are about two kids, Annie and Jack, and there magic tree house. This magic tree house is filled with books and can take them to the places in the books. All they have to do is point to a picture in the book and wish to go there, then whoosh the magic tree
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Twister on Tuesday was a lot about twisters, also known as tornadoes. Jack and Annie were going to the tree house. They were on their third mission to save Camelot. They had to find something to learn.

Annie was looking around to find the right book. She saw one that said, "The Day at the Prairie." Jack and Annie had been to the prairie before when freeing Teddy from a curse and to see a lot of buffalo.

They noticed when they got to the prairie, that there were a lot of loud noises, including an
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Twister on Tuesday was a simpler yet fun entry in what I easily consider to be the best four-book arc in the original series. Jack and Annie head back in time to the American prairie in the 1870's. (view spoiler) ...more
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
I chose this book for the same reason that I chose to read one of the Bailey School series. The Magi Treehouse has the reputation among classroom teachers and literacy specialists for being a high-interest and low-complexity book which makes these accessible to all readers including older, struggling readers.

*Spoilers ahead*

Jack and Annie are privileged to work for the sorceress Morgan Le Fay; in this series, she acts as a librarian for the ancient city of Camelot. In Twister on Tuesday, Morgan
Paige Miller
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: beginner chapter book for 1-3 grade
In another Magic Tree House adventure Jack and Annie head back to the 1870's to visit the prairie lands. They run into an old one room schoolhouse with a teenage school teacher and decide to spend the day as students. They learned about life as a pioneer and enjoyed meeting some children from the past, one of them being a big bully. The day is almost over and Jack and Annie head back to the treehouse to head home when they notice something happening in the sky near the schoolhouse, a
Rick Silva
Feb 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Jack and Annie travel to the Kansas plains during the pioneer days of the Nineteenth Century, where they visit a one-room schoolhouse in their search for a special piece of writing for Morgan Le Fay's library in Camelot.

They are welcomed by the teacher and her small class, but the oldest boy in the group is ill-tempered, and his anger grows worse when he feels shown-up by Jack quickly establishing himself as the best reader in the small school.

But the problems Jack is having are nothing
McKenzie Richardson
I loved the Magic Tree House series growing up so when I saw this book in the Little Free Lending Library, I had to read it.

It is the same fun, educational stories that I remember when I was a kid. This is such a great series. It is a good combination of fact, adventure, and friendship.

While it is book 23 in the series, it can be read as a standalone because the prologue pretty much catches you up on what's going on. But I am sure it is better if you have read the preceding books (I will have
Kelsey Rice
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rdng-350
This book is about a brother and sister, Jack and Annie. They go on an adventure to a prairie in search of four special kinds of writing. They found a school where they met three kids and their teacher, Mrs. Neely. Jack and Annie learned all about life on the prairie. I loved how the author incorporated learning into a fun story about two kids going on an adventure. I also loved the illustrations on some of the pages so the reader could picture what they were reading. I think this book could be ...more
Madison Manson
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter-books-4
These were my favorite books growing up! In this one Jack and Annie headed to the Kansas prairie. When they got there, they found a schoolhouse that had a teacher and three kids inside. The teacher invited them to join the class. Once they found what the needed they decided to head back home, but as they were headed back to the Treehouse the sky got dark. A twister was coming. Annie suggested they go back to the school to show the kids where the storm cellar was, because she assumed they didn’t ...more
Ashley Patton
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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