Order of Mary Pope Osborne Books
Mary Pope Osborne is an American author of children’s books and young adult novels, best known for her Magic Tree House fantasy/adventure series for children. She is also the author of the Tales from the Odyssey series. Mary grew up as an army brat and lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida and North Carolina. The lifestyle she lived growing up has definitely left a mark on Mary, giving her peripatetic tendencies and a love of adventure that she channelled into her writing. Mary served as President of the Authors Guild from 1993 to 1997.
Mary Pope Osborne became a published author in 1982 with the semi-autobiographical Run, Run, As Fast As You Can about a young girl who grew up in a military family. A publisher would eventually suggest to her to start a children’s book series, so Mary spent the next year planning what became the Magic Tree House series. Below is a list of Mary Pope Osborne’s books in order of when they were originally released:
Publication Order of Magic Tree House Books
Publication Order of Magic Tree House Merlin Missions Books
Publication Order of Spider Kane Books
|Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple||(1992)|
|Spider Kane and the Mystery at Jumbo Nightcrawler's||(1993)|
Publication Order of Dear America Books
|Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan||(1998)|
|My Secret War: The WWII Diary of Madeline Beck||(2000)|
Publication Order of My America: Virginia’s Civil War Diary Books
Publication Order of Tales From The Odyssey Books
|The One-Eyed Giant||(2002)|
|The Land of the Dead||(2002)|
|Sirens and Sea Monster||(2003)|
|The Gray-Eyed Goddess||(2003)|
|Return to Ithaca||(2004)|
|The Final Battle||(2004)|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Picture Books
|Mo to the Rescue||(1985)|
|A Visit to Sleep's House||(1989)|
|Mo and His Friends||(1991)|
|Beauty and the Beast||(1991)|
|The Life of Jesus in Masterpieces of Art||(1998)|
|Pompeii: Lost & Found||(2006)|
Publication Order of Anthologies
Publication Order of Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Books
Publication Order of Magic Tree House Non-Fiction Books
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|The Story of Christopher Columbus: Admiral of the Open Sea||(1987)|
|George Washington: Leader of a New Nation||(1991)|
|One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship||(1996)|
|Happy Birthday, America||(2003)|
|Games and Puzzles from the Tree House||(2010)|
Notes: Jason and the Argonauts was co-authored with Will Osborne. Games and Puzzles from the Tree House and The Random House Book of Bible Stories were co-authored by Natalie Pope Boyce. The first eight Magic Tree House Fact Tracker books (up to Dolphins and Sharks) were co-authored with Will Osborne. Beginning with Ancient Greece and the Olympics, the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker books are co-authored with Natalie Pope Boyce. The Magic Tree House non-fiction books were written with Natalie Pope Boyce.
The UK title of Dinosaurs Before Dark is Valley of the Dinosaurs. The UK title of The Knight at Dawn is Mummies in the Morning. Pirates Past Noon was published as Pirates’ Treasure! in the United Kingdom. Sunset of the Sabertooth was titled Mammoth to the Rescue in the UK. Midnight on the Moon was titled Moon Mission! in the United Kingdom. Ghost Town at Sundown was published under the title A Wild West Ride in the UK. Lions at Lunchtime was published as Lions on the Loose in the UK. Polar Bears Past Bedtime is known as Icy Escape! in the UK. The UK title of Vacation Under the Volcano is Racing with the Gladiators. Day of the Dragon King was published as Palace of the Dragon King in the United Kingdom. Viking Ships at Sunrise is known as Voyage of the Vikings in the UK.
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Mary Pope Osborne Synopses: Ghost Town at Sundown (aka A Wild West Ride) is the 10th book in Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series. Annie and Jack are taken away to the wild west, where they encounter horse thieves, rattlesnakes and Slim the cowboy. Illustrated by Sal Murdocca.
Stallion by Starlight is the 49th book in Mary Pope Osborne’s long-running Magic Tree House series. Jack and Annie go to Ancient Greece to go on an adventure with a young Alexander the Great and his stallion, Buchephalus. Illustrated by Sal Murdocca.
Favorite Greek Myths is an anthology collection edited by Mary Pope Osborne. It contains several faithful re-tellings of classic Greek myths with lively prose and accompanying paintings. Illustrated by Troy Howell.
Favorite Norse Myths is an anthology edited by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Troy Howell. This anthology of 14 tales allows young readers to learn about Norse gods like Odin and Thor.