|Publisher:||Random House Childrens Books|
|Publish Date:||May 2000|
|Number of Pages:||72|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.15|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 7.75 x 0.25|
Mary Pope Osborne grew up in a military family, and by the time she was 15 she had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in religion. After graduation, she traveled around Europe and Asia. Before becoming an author, she worked as a window dresser, a medical assistant, a Russian travel consultant, a waitress, an acting teacher, a bartender, and an assistant editor for a children's magazine.
She is the author of the popular Magic Tree House series. Her husband, actor Will Osborne, helps her write the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Many of her books have been named to best-books lists. In February 1993, she was elected the 27th president of the Author's Guild.
Salvatore "Sal" Murdocca was born on April 26, 1943. He attended the High School of Art and Design in New York City majoring in illustration. After graduating in 1960, he spent another year studying at the Art Students League while apprenticing in a commercial art studio. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, he had a successful nine-year career as an advertising and magazine illustrator. Since 1970, he has written ten books and illustrated hundreds of others. He is best known as the illustrator of the Magic Tree House series written by Mary Pope Osborne.
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