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Mary Pope Osborne


USA flag (b.1949)

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of many highly acclaimed picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies, and young adult novels.

In February 1993, Ms. Osborne was elected the twenty-seventh president of the Authors Guild, the oldest and most established organization for writers in the United States. She served for four years and is currently a member of the Board of Directors.

Mary and her husband Will live in Connecticut with their Norfolk Terrier, Bailey.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction, Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Magic Tree House
   1. Dinosaurs Before Dark (1992)

     aka Valley of the Dinosaurs

   2. The Knight at Dawn (1993)

     aka Castle of Mystery

   3. Mummies in the Morning (1993)

     aka Secret of the Pyramid

   4. Pirates Past Noon (1994)

     aka Pirates' Treasure!

   5. Night of the Ninjas (1995)
   6. Afternoon on the Amazon (1995)
   7. Sunset of the Sabertooth (1996)

     aka Mammoth to the Rescue

   8. Midnight on the Moon (1996)

     aka Moon Mission!

   9. Dolphins at Daybreak (1997)
   10. Ghost Town at Sundown (1997)

     aka A Wild West Ride

   11. Lions at Lunchtime (1998)

     aka Lions on The Loose

   12. Polar Bears Past Bedtime (1998)

     aka Icy Escape!

   13. Vacation Under the Volcano (1998)

     aka Racing With Gladiators

   14. Day of the Dragon King (1998)

     aka Palace of the Dragon King

   15. Viking Ships at Sunrise (1998)

     aka Voyage of the Vikings

   16. Hour of the Olympics (1998)
   17. Tonight on the Titanic (1999)
   18. Buffalo Before Breakfast (1999)
   19. Tigers at Twilight (1999)
   20. Dingoes at Dinnertime (2000)
   21. Civil War on Sunday (2000)
   22. Revolutionary War on Wednesday (2000)
   23. Twister on Tuesday (2001)
   24. Earthquake in the Early Morning (2001)
   25. Stage Fright on a Summer Night (2002)
   26. Good Morning, Gorillas (2002)
   27. Thanksgiving on Thursday (2002)
   28. High Tide in Hawaii (2003)
   29. A Big Day for Baseball (2017)
   Baseball (2017)
   Wild West (2018)
   30. Hurricane Heroes in Texas (2018)
   31. Warriors in Winter (2019)
   32. To the Future, Ben Franklin! (2019)
   33. Narwhal on a Sunny Night (2020)
   34. Late Lunch with Llamas (2020)
   35. Camp Time in California (2021)
   36. Sunlight on the Snow Leopard (2022)
   37. Rhinos at Recess (2023)
   38. Time of the Turtle King (2023)
   39. Windy Night with Wild Horses (2024)
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Magic Tree House Box Sets
   1. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 1 (omnibus) (1996)
   2. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 2 (omnibus) (2002)
   3. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 3 (omnibus) (2003)
   4. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 4 (omnibus) (2008)
   5. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 5 (omnibus) (2009)
   Magic Tree House Starter Library Boxed Set (omnibus) (2011) (with Natalie Pope Boyce and Will Osborne)
   Magic Tree House Volumes 21-24 Boxed Set (omnibus) (2014)
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Magic Tree House: Merlin Missions
   1. Christmas in Camelot (2001)
   2. Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve (2003)
   3. Summer of the Sea Serpent (2004)
   4. Winter of the Ice Wizard (2004)
   5. Carnival At Candlelight (2005)
   6. Season of the Sandstorms (2005)
   7. Night of the New Magicians (2006)
   8. Blizzard of the Blue Moon (2006)
   9. Dragon of the Red Dawn (2007)
   10. Monday With a Mad Genius (2007)
   11. Dark Day in the Deep Sea (2008)
   12. Eve of the Emperor Penguin (2008)
   13. Moonlight on the Magic Flute (2009)
   14. A Good Night for Ghosts (2009)
   15. Leprechaun in Late Winter (2009)
   16. A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (2010)
   17. A Crazy Day with Cobras (2011)
   18. Dogs in the Dead of Night (2011)
   19. Abe Lincoln at Last! (2011)
   20. A Perfect Time for Pandas (2012)
   21. Stallion by Starlight (2013)
   22. Hurry Up, Houdini! (2013)
   23. High Time for Heroes (2014)
   24. Soccer on Sunday (2014)
   25. Shadow of the Shark (2015)
   26. Balto of the Blue Dawn (2016)
   27. Night of the Ninth Dragon (2016)
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Tales from the Odyssey
   1. The One-Eyed Giant (2002)
   2. The Land of the Dead (2002)
   3. Sirens and Sea Monster (2003)
   4. The Gray-Eyed Goddess (2003)
   5. Return to Ithaca (2004)
   6. The Final Battle (2004)
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Magic Tree House Super Edition
   1. World at War, 1944 (2015)
     aka Danger in the Darkest Hour
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Novels
   Run, Run, As Fast As You Can (1982)
   Love Always, Blue (1983)
   Best Wishes Joe Brady (1984)
   Last One Home (1985)
   Jason and the Argonauts (1988)
   The Deadly Power of Medusa (1988)
   The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin (1990)
   Molly and the Prince (1994)
   Haunted Waters (1994)
   Adaline Falling Star (2000)
   Fourteen Days (2023) (with others)
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Collections
   American Tall Tales (1991)
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Picture Books
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Graphic Novels
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Anthologies edited
   Favorite Greek Myths (1988)
   Bears, Bears, Bears (1990)
   Mermaid Tales from Around the World (1993)
   Favorite Norse Myths (1996)
   The Random House Book of Bible Stories (2009) (with Natalie Pope Boyce)
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Non fiction
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Omnibus editions
   The Fun Starts Here! (2018) (with others)
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