- Step into a World of Adventure: The bestselling Magic Tree House series makes history fun by taking you right there, whether it's to France in the Middle Ages, the prairies of America, the moon, or beyond.
MARY POPE OSBORNE is the author of the New York Times number one bestselling Magic Tree House series. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne (author of Magic Tree House: The Musical), live in northwestern Connecticut with their three dogs. Ms. Osborne is also the coauthor of the companion Magic Tree House Fact Trackers series with Will, and with her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce.
SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.
Listening to these first four stories, it's easy to see why Osborne's Tree House series is so popular. Children get to travel across time and space with Jack and Annie, visiting other worlds, which the author brings to life with writing that's informative, fun, and full of details. The author reads the stories herself and does a fine job. She has a pleasant, careful voice and an immaculate sense of timing; she's willing to use lots of imagination in differentiating her many characters, and her Jack and Annie are both likable and believable. Children will enjoy Mary Pope Osborne's pacing, her ability to create suspense, and her knack for bringing history alive in a playful way. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Reading this series with my 6 year old, two chapters a night, and he's hooked!Published 4 days ago by Erika Edquist Hathaway
Excellent summer reading for my 8 year old son. Enjoyed reading them myself. My son loved that he was able to read the books that I downloaded on the tablet. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Lisarose M. Santiago
I got this set of books for nephew for his 7th birthday. He absolutely loved them. High praise for a kid who is obsessed with the mind craft game.Published 17 days ago by classicaljess
My nephew wasn't into reading much so I happened to stumble across this series and bought the first 4 box set. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Michele
I was hoping the books were larger, but it's a nice set for starter chapter book reader.Published 21 days ago by Camille R. Magnifico