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
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.