Mary Pope Osborne

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Birthday
20, 1949
Birthplace
Fort Sill, OK
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1949 (age 68)
Birthplace
Fort Sill, OK

About

Children's author whose best-known works include over forty books in the Magic Tree House series. Her award-winning Magic Tree House books have been translated into more than thirty languages.

Before Fame

She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and traveled all over the world following her graduation. She published her first book, Run, Run, As Fast As You Can, in 1982.

Trivia

Her books, popular throughout the world, have sold over 100 million copies.

Family Life

She and her twin brother were born in Oklahoma to U.S. Army Colonel William Pope and homemaker Barnette Dickens Pope. She married actor/playwright Will Osborne in 1976.

Associated With

She once served as President of the Authors' Guild. Fellow young adult fiction author, Judy Blume , held office as Vice President of the same organization.