Widely regarded among parents, teachers, and librarians for its power to instill a passion for reading, Mary Pope Osborne?s award-winning, #1 New York Times best selling Magic Tree House series is an international phenomenon and has sold more than 134 million books worldwide since its debut in 1992. The books have been translated into 33 different languages in over 30 international markets. All Magic Tree House books are available in print, as ebooks and Listening Library audio books, which are all narrated by Mary Pope Osborne. Visit WWW.MAGICTREEHOUSE.COM for more information about the series, activities, and more.
MARY POPE OSBORNE is an ardent advocate and supporter of children?s literacy, and the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including novels, retellings of mythology and folklore, picture books, biographies, and mysteries. From 1993?1997, Ms. Osborne served as president of the Authors Guild, the country?s leading organization for published authors. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, visiting schools and speaking on issues related to children?s literacy. She spoke at the UN regarding the importance of worldwide literacy and was profiled on NBC?s Rock Center with Brian Williams for her continued efforts. Mary has donated over 350,000 books to underserved children across the country through her Gift of Books program. She resides in Connecticut. The creator of the Magic Tree House series, Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with her husband, WILL OSBORNE, and her sister, NATALIE POPE BOYCE.