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Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  7,414 Ratings  ·  230 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
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Sean
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...;)
Lisa
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
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Lino
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 .
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
Eduardo
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 pr
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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 an
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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.
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Anthony
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, b ...more
Tatiana
Feb 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter-books
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.
Eden
Feb 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I LLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEE ALL OF THE MAGIC TREE HOUSE BBBBBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSS!
Saavani
Oct 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Hi Hi Hi it's great.
Micah
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
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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
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Gabrielle
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-books
There's always and adventure with Jack and Annie! These books are great for students who are just starting to read chapter books. I love how Mary Pope Osborne has all of the previous books inside the book. There are normally summaries of those books to go along to help the reader remember what happened in the last book!
CaseyKS.
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the first introduction that my son and I had to these books. This one really grabbed our attention and kept us wanting to see what happens next.
Emma
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
During a twister, a storm cellar is the safest place to be.
Skyler Paulsen
Jul 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
i hated this book.
Ashlyn Stelmach
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like that this one included kids their age and that they became friends with those kids. It was still informative too.
Allison
Dec 04, 2013 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
Noah Rucks
Dec 23, 2016 rated it liked it
PERSONAL RESPONSE:

I thought this book was ok. I thought this because I feel i'm too old for these types of books and kids would like these books better. I think kids would like it because it deals with magic. I thought this book would be better because some of the books talk about major time periods.

PLOT:
Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne starts off, on a Tuesday, when Jack and Annie get taken to a prairie in Kansas. They got to kansas in a magical tree house. When they got to the prairie t
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Carl Koch
Apr 08, 2014 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
Norberto Leyva
Mar 27, 2014 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
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Cheri Ragland
Feb 15, 2012 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
Anna
Oct 15, 2012 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
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Kariata Toure
Jun 19, 2012 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
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Alice
Apr 30, 2014 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
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Molly Brown
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
My girls (6, 3) both love to read and listen to these books. This one is involves the main characters, Jack and Annie, learning (as typical with these books) about historical places, people, and cultures. It also shows Jack and Annie choosing to use their knowledge to save others even when they could have left. While this series always captures the kids attention, it has also lead to discussions of what it means to be brave and heroic.
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
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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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