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Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne
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Twister on Tuesday

by Mary Pope Osborne

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In my opinion this is a good book. I say this for a couple of reasons, with the first one being the illustrations. Though there weren’t many illustrations in the book, the few that were did a wonderful job in conveying what was going on in the story. The pictures gave me a clear image of the setting in which this story took place. The illustrations were in black and white which was conducive to the time in which the story was taking place. Another reason why I feel that this is a good book is because the characters were believable and exhibited characteristics for the situation in which they were in. The story told of an older boy who was struggling in school and was embarrassed when younger/smaller children tried to help him out. He then became a bully to hide his inefficiencies. Since he had to work on a farm with his parents he wasn't able to go to school and during that time that was the norm. The message of this story is how during pioneer times people sheltered themselves from twisters/ natural disasters. ( )
  vbarbe1 | Apr 7, 2014 |
These series books are about a brother and sister, Jack and Annie and their adventures. Every book they go on a new adventure. This story they venture back in time in a prairie and learn about tornadoes. These books are recommended for 3rd-4th graders.
  kelsiemaxwell | Nov 24, 2013 |
Historical fiction, great plains tornado upper elementary ( )
  RachelPeterson | Nov 6, 2012 |
I picked this book up expecting to feel brain cells dying as I read it. I was very wrong; I can see why my students enjoy this series so much. It's very well written (albeit extremely simplistic) and interesting. It was an extremely quick read and is educational, to boot! ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
children travel back in time to find themselves in the 1870s on a prairie to visit a school house-but a tornado touches down.
  scharlot28 | Feb 20, 2012 |
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In book 23 of the Magic Tree House, award-winning author Mary Pope Osborne's popular young adventure series, siblings Jack and Annie travel back to American pioneer times. Their task, assigned by mysterious Camelot librarian Morgan le Fay, is to find "something to learn." When their magic tree house alights on a Kansas prairie in the 1870s, Jack and Annie quickly find a one-room schoolhouse with classes in session. Something to learn! After an all-too-brief school day, the two return to the tree house with their mission completed. But wait: "In the distance, twisting black clouds had dropped out of the storm clouds. They swirled into a funnel shape." A twister! And the young teacher and students in the school don't realize there's a storm cellar under the floor. Jack and Annie must brave the howling winds to return and save their new friends.

Osborne's insatiable devotees will devour her latest adventure story, following Civil War on Sunday, Revolutionary War on Wednesday, and all the other titles in this exciting series. What better way to learn about history than to travel through time and space, experiencing it firsthand? (Ages 6 to 9) --Emilie Coulter

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When Jack and Annie travel back to the Kansas prairie in search of "something to learn," they gain an understanding of how hard life was for pioneers and they experience the terror of a tornado.

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