Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House Series #18)

Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House Series #18)

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca, Sal Murdocca

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The Magic Tree House carries Jack and Annie back to the Old West where they roam the Great Plains with a Lakota boy.  See more details below


The Magic Tree House carries Jack and Annie back to the Old West where they roam the Great Plains with a Lakota boy.

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Children's Literature - Craig Lancto
The eighteenth in the Magic Tree House series takes young Jack and Annie to the Great Plains, in the early 19th century. The tree house, belonging to Arthurian librarian Morgan le Fay is filled with books, the illustrations of which serve as hyperlinks to the places depicted. Once on their adventure, Jack uses the reference book as a source of information subtly conveyed in the body of the text to the reader. As part of the story, Jack and Annie live the period. In this case, they visit the Lakota Indians, largest of the Native American tribes. while visiting, they learn about the clothing, customs, and daily lives of the Indians and their lost land and lifestyle. Jack models note-taking and the use of reference materials, and the story is one segment of a quest to solve four ancient riddles in order to become Master Librarians. In this story, the author explains the Legend of White Buffalo woman and additional facts about the Lakota Indians, also known as the Sioux. More information about the Magic Tree House Series is available at the Random House web site, www.randomhouse.com/magictreehouse. The site provides suggestions for teachers, an opportunity for readers to interact with the author, and information about the author and her other books. "Magic Tree House" series.

Product Details

Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
Magic Tree House Series, #18
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years


Meet the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Brief Biography

Goshen, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
B.A., University of North Carolina

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