Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the renowned Magic Tree House books, an award-winning children’s book series that have come to know international recognition. The first series consists of 28 books, starring two children: Jack and Annie. The books follow their adventures and missions as they embark on several journeys with a magical tree house. The second series consists of 20 books, centered around the same characters.
Here is an interview with the best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne, who speaks about the beloved books and the book-writing process.
Mary Pope Osborne was born on May 20, 1949, in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating, she began travelling around the world and then she eventually settled in New York City. Even though she was a published author for more than 10 years before writing the first book in the Magic Tree House series, it was the series that brought her international recognition. Her clear, easy to read and well-paced writing style soon became unmistakable and the books reached an incredible popularity level.