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About the Author

Mary Pope Osborne was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma on May 20, 1949. She grew up in a military family, and by the time she was 15 she had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show more where she majored in religion. After graduation, she traveled around Europe and Asia. Before becoming an author, she worked as a window dresser, a medical assistant, a Russian travel consultant, a waitress, an acting teacher, a bartender, and an assistant editor for a children's magazine. Her first book, Run, Run as Fast as You Can, was published in 1982. She is the author of the Magic Tree House series and the Merlin Missions series. Her husband, actor Will Osborne, helps her write the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Her other books include The Deadly Power of Medusa, Jason and the Argonauts, Haunted Waters, and Moonhorse. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Mary Pope Osborne

Mummies in the Morning (1993) 8,677 copies
The Knight At Dawn (1993) 8,417 copies
Pirates Past Noon (1994) 8,303 copies
Afternoon on the Amazon (1995) 7,109 copies
Midnight on the Moon (1996) 6,713 copies
Night of the Ninjas (1995) 6,623 copies
Polar Bears Past Bedtime (1998) 6,030 copies
Sunset of the Sabertooth (1996) 6,015 copies
Vacation Under the Volcano (1998) 5,778 copies
Lions at Lunchtime (1998) — Author — 5,730 copies
Tonight on the Titanic (1999) 5,691 copies
Hour of the Olympics (1998) 5,349 copies
Twister on Tuesday (2001) 5,080 copies
Viking Ships at Sunrise (1998) 4,826 copies
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (2000) 4,821 copies
Buffalo Before Breakfast (1999) 4,798 copies
Tigers at Twilight (1999) 4,788 copies
Earthquake in the Early Morning (2001) 4,665 copies
Civil War On Sunday (2000) 4,574 copies
Dingoes at Dinnertime (2000) 4,414 copies
Good Morning, Gorillas (2002) 4,189 copies
Blizzard Of The Blue Moon (2006) 3,412 copies
Eve of the Emperor Penguin (2008) 2,791 copies
Monday With a Mad Genius (2007) 2,550 copies
Summer of the Sea Serpent (2004) 2,495 copies
Leprechaun in Late Winter (2010) 1,961 copies
Moonlight on the Magic Flute (2009) 1,933 copies
A Good Night for Ghosts (2009) 1,915 copies
American Tall Tales (1991) 1,271 copies
Favorite Greek Myths (1989) — Retold by — 1,211 copies
Hurry Up, Houdini! (2013) 832 copies
Magic Tree House Books 1-4 (1996) 829 copies
Shadow of the Shark (2015) 715 copies
Favorite Medieval Tales (1998) 555 copies
A Big Day for Baseball (2017) 553 copies
Kate and the Beanstalk (2000) 478 copies
Adaline Falling Star (2000) 411 copies
Hurricane Heroes in Texas (2018) 364 copies
Favorite Norse Myths (1996) 341 copies
Magic Tree House Books 5-8 (2002) 331 copies
New York's Bravest (2002) 262 copies
Magic Tree House Books 9-12 (2000) 261 copies
The Land of the Dead (2002) 248 copies
Warriors in Winter (2019) 241 copies
Magic Tree House Books 1-28 (2002) 222 copies
Magic Tree House Books 21-24 (2000) 216 copies
Magic Tree House Books 41-44 (2011) 195 copies
Rocking Horse Christmas (1997) 193 copies
Moonhorse (1991) 187 copies
Magic Tree House Books 13-16 (2002) 184 copies
Magic Tree House Books 1-8 (1992) — Author & Narrator — 176 copies
Magic Tree House Books 29-32 (2005) 168 copies
Pompeii: Lost and Found (2006) 167 copies
To the Future, Ben Franklin! (2019) 164 copies
Narwhal on a Sunny Night (2020) 158 copies
Late Lunch with Llamas (2020) 142 copies
The Brave Little Seamstress (2002) 110 copies
The Deadly Power of Medusa (1988) 104 copies
Happy Birthday, America (2003) 103 copies
Jason and the Argonauts (1988) 92 copies
Camp Time in California (2021) 84 copies
Haunted Waters (1994) 81 copies
Magic Tree House Books 9-16 (1999) 78 copies
Sleeping Bobby (2005) 71 copies
Magic Tree House Books 25-28 (1883) — Author & Narrator — 63 copies
Mo and His Friends (1600) 63 copies
Beauty and the Beast (1605) 60 copies
Magic Tree House Books 1-15 (2019) 47 copies
Pandora's Box (1987) 40 copies
Magic Tree House Books 37-40 (2009) — Author & Narrator — 26 copies
Last One Home (1986) 13 copies
A Visit to Sleep's House (1989) 11 copies
Mo to the Rescue (1987) 10 copies
Love Always, Blue (1983) 9 copies
Molly and the Prince (1994) 9 copies
Magic Tree House Books 45-48 (2013) — Author & Narrator — 8 copies
Magic Tree House Books 33-35 (2006) — Author & Narrator — 8 copies
Magic Tree House Books 30-32 (2004) — Author & Narrator — 5 copies
Best Wishes, Joe Brady (1984) 3 copies
O Vale Dos Dinossauros (2010) 2 copies
O Segredo Da Múmia (2010) 2 copies
Magic Tree House Books 25-32 (2013) — Author & Narrator — 2 copies
Heroes 1 copy
Ghost 1 copy
Magic Tree House Books 33-40 (2016) — Author & Narrator — 1 copy

Associated Works

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (1962) — Introduction, some editions — 100 copies
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contributor — 75 copies
Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights (1937) — Introduction — 72 copies

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Statistics

Works
404
Also by
4
Members
262,396
Popularity
#14
Rating
3.8
Reviews
1,951
ISBNs
3,370
Languages
19
Favorited
17

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