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Buffalo before Breakfast Magic Tree House Book #18 is the 18th early chapter book by Mary Pope Osborne. Annie and Jack return in the popular Magic Tree House Books series. Teddy, the enchanted dog, joins the children on their new travelers' adventure. Annie and Jack travel to the Great Plains of North America in Buffalo before Breakfast. Brother and sister, time travelers, learn about Lakota Indians.
In the Magic Tree House Books Boxed Set #17-20, Jack and Annie are on a quest. They must successfully find four special gifts to help free Teddy from a magic spell. The pair found gift one in Tonight on the Titanic Magic Tree House Book #17.
It is morning, just before breakfast, Jack and Annie hear Teddy barking excitedly. They slip out of their parents’ house. The children reach the magic tree house. There they repeat, “I wish I could go there.” The magic tree begins to spin.
The magic tree house settles in a tree. Jack and Annie descend from the time portal. They are in a field. The grass is so tall the children can barely see their surroundings. Jack is wearing a buckskin shirt and pants. Annie has a buckskin dress. Soft leather boots and coonskin caps complete their wardrobe. The children conclude they are in the American West.
Annie and Jack meet, Black Hawk, a ten-year-old Lakota boy. He invites the children to his village. Jack is reluctant. Annie is ready to accompany Black Hawk. Annie reminds Jack to mind his manners.
Annie and Jack, during their time with Black Hawk, learn about buffalo. They discover the buffalo gives many gifts to man. Tepee, tools, ropes, sleds and foods are just some of the items. Annie and Jack are told, “Never take more buffalo than we need.” The pair learns early conservation.
Read Mary Pope Osborne's Buffalo before Breakfast Magic Tree House Book #18. Will Annie and Jack find ‘a gift from the prairie blue?’ Teddy the Enchanted Dog is depending on the pair. Learn about the 'Legend of White Buffalo Woman' on the end page.
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Random House offers Magic Tree House Volumes 17-20 Boxed Set: The Mystery of the Enchanted Dog. In the four books - Tonight on the Titanic, Buffalo before Breakfast, Tigers at Twilight and Dingoes at Dinnertime - Jack and Annie help Teddy, an enchanted dog.
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Note: Buffalo Before Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne review copy is from the public library. Random House publishes Mary Pope Osbborne Books/Titles.