Mary Pope Osborne has written many children’s books, including novels, picture books, biographies, and retellings of mythology and folktales. She is best known as the author of the Magic Tree House Series. A former president of the Authors Guild, she is strong advocate for copyright protection, fair publishing contracts, and freedom of expression. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, speaking about the need to get books in the hands of underserved children.