About the Author
Mary Pope Osborne is an American author of children’s books. She is best known for the award-winning and bestselling Magic Tree House series, which has been translated into more than 30 languages. Growing up in a military family, Osborne traveled a lot and continued to do so as an adult, which influences her writing. The first of the Magic Tree House books, Dinosaurs Before Dark, introduces adventuring siblings Jack and Annie. Osborne has also written several books for children relating to mythology, historical fiction and fact, and more.
Date of Birth:May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Education:B.A., University of North Carolina
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has some very entertaining stories and educational. I really enjoyed reading them all, and my imagination just took off. Each story is unique to fit the traditions from the country they are told from. I found it fascinating how each culture sees the mermaid and how they go about telling their story. These stories clearly steer away from Disney interpretation of mermaids, but there is a familiar story at the end of the book. Learn the real ending to the Little Mermaid's main character Ariel. The author has taken mermaid tales from around the world to create some fun tales.