Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House Series #23) [NOOK Book]

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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series?the Magic Tree House!

An adventure ...
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Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House Series #23)

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Overview

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!

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!

Visit the Magic Tree House website!
MagicTreeHouse.com


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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  • Magic Tree House Series
    Magic Tree House Series  

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This, Osborne's 23rd "Magic Tree House Book" takes the reader back to America's pioneer days, as they were experienced on the prairie. The overall storytelling fabric of this series describes the adventures of an eight year old brother and his seven year old sister within and from a magic tree house that appeared "one day" in a woods near their home. A helpful prologue sets the stage for the series, as it tells us that the tree house belongs to Morgan le Fay, a magical librarian from Camelot. Books in Morgan's library hold the pictures to which the children point in order to begin each story. Background for this volume comes in three pages of "More Facts about Twisters." In this story Jack and Annie are led to a sod schoolhouse in pioneer days where, during school, they encounter a bully and a tornado. After the resolution of these complications, the teenage schoolteacher, Miss Neeley, sums up the story with, "We must try to hold onto the good memories, and forget the bad ones." 2001, Random House, $3.99. Ages 6 to 8. Reviewer: Carolyn DCL Michaels
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375894800
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) , #23
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 55,378
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Pope Osborne
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.


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Biography

Ever since 1992, Mary Pope Osborne has been thrilling kids everywhere with her delightfully exciting Magic Tree House series. The globetrotting escapades of time travelers Jack and Annie are brimming with adventure and magic (not to mention some subtly placed lessons on history and geography). With a life like Osborne's, it's only natural that she would be capable of bringing such wondrous stories to life.

Osborne was brought up in a military family, and her parents' work led to a lifestyle marked by constant change. "By the time I was 15," she says on randomhouse.com, "I had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina." While many kids would probably feel disoriented by such constant change, Osborne wouldn't have had it any other way. "Moving was never traumatic for me, but staying in one place was. When my dad finally retired to a small town in North Carolina, I nearly went crazy with boredom. I craved the adventure and changing scenery of our military life."

And adventure is exactly what Osborne got! After college, she embarked on a series of daring treks across the globe that would surely give Jack and Annie a run for their money. "For a while I camped in a cave on the island of Crete," she said. "Then I joined up with a small band of European young people heading to 'The East.' We traveled through 11 Asian countries and nearly lost our lives, first in an earthquake in northern Afghanistan and then in a riot in Kabul."

Following an illness she contracted in Katmandu, Osborne returned home to the U.S. trying her hand at a vast variety of jobs: window dresser, medical assistant, Russian travel consultant, waitress, bartender, and an assistant editor at a children's magazine. Although Osborne had unconsciously moved closer toward her ultimate career, she says that her first attempts at writing seemed to come without warning. "One day, out of the blue, I began writing a story about an 11-year-old girl in the South," she recalls. "The girl was a lot like me, and many of the incidents in the story were similar to happenings in my childhood...it became a young adult novel called Run, Run Fast as You Can. Finally, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up."

She sure did! Since then, Osborne has penned a slew of stories, including picture books, chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels; but she is indisputably best known for her wonderful Magic Tree House books, a happy hodge-podge of history and mystery with a time travel theme kids find irresistible. No doubt inspired by Osborne's own highly adventurous life, these exiting expeditions have attracted droves of children and pleased educators by combining compulsively readable storytelling with useful facts about geography and history.

As was written of the series in Children's Literature, "Mary Pope Osborne provides nicely paced excitement for young readers, and there's just enough information mixed in so that children will take away some historical fact along with a sense of accomplishment at having completed a chapter book." As much as Osborne has certainly pleased her readers (not to mention their parents and teachers), perhaps no one is quite as pleased as she. "I'm one of those very lucky people who absolutely loves what they do for a living," she explained. "There is no career better suited to my eccentricities, strengths, and passions than that of a children's book author."

Good To Know

A few fascinating outtakes from our interview with Osborne:

"One of the most defining experiences of my life was traveling overland in an old van through the Middle East and Asia in the early 1970's. One day, when a small group of us were camped in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, we saw a woman riding horseback over the sloping plain. Her long brown hair floated on the wind and she wore a bright gypsy-style dress. When she got closer, I realized she was one of my roommates from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill! Though I didn't even know she'd left the U.S.—and she didn't know I was in Afghanistan, we weren't that surprised to come upon each other. That says a lot about the times we were living in then."

"After 26 years of living in New York City, my husband Will and I now spend most of our time in Northwestern Connecticut, living in a house that overlooks a lake. We kayak and hike with our two Norfolk terriers, Joey and Mr. Bezo. Will's learning Italian, and I've been working with a tutor for two years trying to understand Dante's Divine Comedy. One of my biggest hobbies is reading philosophy and theology. We spend lots of time, of course, on our work. After writing three shows for the Morehead Planetarium in North Carolina, Will's writing a musical based on the Magic Tree House series. I'm writing book # 38 in the series. I also spend a lot of time with my sister Natalie Pope Boyce who works on the Magic Tree House Research Guides. Natalie and our nephews and some of our best friends live nearby in the Berkshires Hills of Massachusetts, so we're up there a lot, too. My only complaint is there is not enough time to do all I want to do. For instance, I'd love to take drawing classes and I'd love to paint the lake we're living on. And I'd love to bird watch and become a better cook and learn about classical music. Maybe sometime in the future...."

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    ASOME

    It was asome. You should buy this.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    This book is awesome!

    Awesome

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    I like this book

    I think you sould buy this

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    YE WOW!

    THIS IS A GOOD BOOK I READ IT 3 TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Magic tree house Twister OnTuesday

    This book is neet it's fun cool eiciting to see whats going to
    happen next.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Great series

    Good series of manystories. Read them to my grandson when he wax young now building the series for youngest grandson

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2006

    have you ever been on a prairie with a tornado starting?

    This book is a great book to read for about six and above.This book is about Jack and Annie go to a prairie.My favorite part was when Jack got along with a kid.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2006

    Review by a Fourth Grader

    This book is about two characters. The characters ride in a magic tree house. Annie and Jack run away from a twister. P.S.If you are wondering if they survive please read this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2002

    Twister on Tuesday

    My favorite character in this book is Jack because he helped the kids to the cellar. They found the cellar and they got to watch the tornado go by.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Twister on tuesday

    I love this book it's really intresting you should definetly recomended this book to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Gooooooood

    This is a story about two kids named Jack and Annie and in the story thay go to a magic tree house and are wisked back a long time ago and get a nasty sirprzie a twister!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Best book ever

    This book is si good! I wold reckamend thes book for peaple who like twisters

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    I love this book i mean it

    I once had a twister it brings back memirys

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Cool

    Is the best

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    My 7 year old grand daughter loves this series! I bought her #21, 22 and 23 for Christmas.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Twister on Tuesday

    Awesome book I think u should read it I almost read the hole series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Good

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Y

    Good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    I love it

    I loveit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    LOLZ

    Lol awsomness btw i am a fourth grader

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