Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House #18)
Mary Pope Osborne
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Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!
That's what Jack and Annie say when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, back almost 200 years to the Great Plains. There they meet a Lakota boy who shows them how to hunt buffalo. But something goes wrong! Now they need to stop a thousand buffalo from stampeding!
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grandmother of Andrew and Peter Cover Title Page Dear Readers Copyright Dedication Prologue 1. Teddy’s Back! 2. Oceans of Grass 3. Black Hawk 4. Good Manners 5. Sunlight and Midnight 6. Stampede! 7. White Buffalo Woman 8. Sacred Circle 9. Lakota School 10. Good Medicine The Legend Of White Buffalo Woman More Facts Special Preview of Magic Tree House #19: Tigers at Twilight One summer day in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared in the woods.
pony’s back. He held on to Jack as Sunlight veered away from the buffalo and ran back up the slope. “Where’s Annie?” Jack cried as they reached the top. “There!” said Black Hawk, pointing. Annie was surrounded by buffalo—calm buffalo. She was patting them and talking to them. The buffalo near her had stopped running, too. The ones beyond those started to calm down … then others … until all the buffalo had stopped running. They began grazing again as if nothing had happened. “She has good
learn to ride and hunt. We look at the sky and learn courage from the eagle.” Jack wrote: Grandmother turned to Jack and Annie. “Will you walk with us toward the sunset?” she asked. Jack shook his head. “We have to go the other way,” he said, “toward the sunrise.” “Thank you for the eagle’s feather,” said Annie. “Let your thoughts rise as high as that feather,” said Grandmother. “It is good medicine.” “What does that mean?” Jack asked. “Good medicine?” “Good medicine connects you to
the world of the spirits,” she said. Jack nodded. But he still didn’t really understand. “Good-bye, Buffalo Girl and Rides-Like-Wind,” said Grandmother. “We wish you a safe journey.” Jack and Annie waved. Then they started walking back the way they’d come. Teddy ran ahead of them. At the top of the rise, they looked back. Grandmother, Black Hawk, and the rest of the tribe were watching. Jack and Annie both held up two fingers for “friend.” Then they took off down the slope. They ran
Indians. eISBN: 978-0-375-89475-6 [1. Time travel—Fiction. 2. Magic—Fiction. 3. Tree houses—Fiction. 4. Dakota Indians—Fiction. 5. Indians of North America—Great Plains—Fiction.] I. Murdocca, Sal, ill. II. Title. III. Series: Osborne, Mary Pope. Magic tree house series ; 18. PZ7.O81167Bu 1999 [Fic] 21 98-37089 Random House, Inc. New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Auckland A STEPPING STONE BOOK and colophon are trademarks of Random House, Inc. v3.0 For Natalie, kind and funny