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									Mary Pope OsborneMary Pope Osborne
Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.

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Fact File

Mary Pope Osborne
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
B.A., University of North Carolina

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The Latest from the Tree House

Selected Works

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								Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House Series #38), Author: 
								Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator).

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Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House Series #38)
by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
Jack and Annie are on a mission to save Merlin from his sorrows! Charged with finding the second of four secrets of happiness, the brother-and-sister team travel back in the magic tree house to the period known as the Renaissance. This time, Jack and Annie will need more than a research book and a magic wand. They'll need help from one of the greatest minds of all time. What will they learn from Leonardo da Vinci?
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								Thanksgiving on Thursday, Author: 
								Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Sal  Murdocca (Illustrator).
*  Good Morning, Gorillas (#26) (2002)
*  Thanksgiving on Thursday (#27) (2002)
*  High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House Series #28) (2003)
*  Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve (Magic Tree House Series #30) (2003)
*  Summer of the Sea Serpent (Magic Tree House Series #31) (2004)
*  Carnival at Candlelight (Magic Tree House Series #33) (2005)
*  Season of the Sandstorms (Magic Tree House Series #34) (2005)
*  Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House Series #36) (2006)
*  Dragon of the Red Dawn (Magic Tree House Series #37) (2007)
*  Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House Series #38) (2007)

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Beyond the Tree House

The mighty Osborne doesn't confine herself to Jack and Annie's time-travels. She also has several other children's series under way, along with stand-alone picture books and nonfiction titles.

*  Magic Tree House Research Guides
*  My America Series
*  Spider Kane Mystery Series

*  Tales from the Odyssey Series

Some of Osborne's Favorites

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								A Little Princess, Author: 
								Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
We asked Osborne to tell us about some of her all-time favorite reads, and A Little Princess made her list. "In this book, I discovered my first girl hero -- lonely, abandoned Sara Crewe who tries to make the best of a terrible situation," she explains.

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								To the Lighthouse, Author: 
								Virginia Woolf, Foreword by Eudora Welty.

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To the Lighthouse
by Virginia Woolf, Foreword by Eudora Welty
"Insightful, lyrical, original, To the Lighthouse is the most moving book about family life I’ve ever read," Osborne reflects in our interview. Read on to learn more about Osborne's best-loved books, including:

*Look Homeward, Angel  by Thomas Wolfe
*Franny and Zooey  by J. D. Salinger
*The Elements of Style  by William Strunk, E. B. White
*Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited  by Vladimir Nabokov
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