Mary Pope Osborne, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Mary Pope Osborne

American children's writer

Date of Birth: 20-May-1949

Place of Birth: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States

Profession: writer, children's writer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Mary Pope Osborne

  • Mary Pope Osborne (born May 20, 1949) is an American author of children's books.
  • She is best known as the author of the Magic Tree House series, which as of 2017 sold more than 134 million copies worldwide.
  • Both the series and Osborne have won awards, sometimes for Osborne's charitable efforts at promoting children's literacy.
  • One of four children, Osborne moved around in her childhood before attending the University of North Carolina.
  • Following college, Osborne traveled before moving to New York City.
  • She somewhat spontaneously began to write, with her first book being published in 1982.
  • She would go on to write a variety of other kinds of children's and young adult books before starting the Magic Tree House series in 1992.
  • Osborne's sister Natalie Pope Boyce has written several compendium books to the Magic Tree House series, sometimes with Osborne's husband Will.

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