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Mary Pope Osborne

Autor(a) de Dinosaurs Before Dark

440+ Works 277,721 Membros 1,965 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

Mary Pope Osborne was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma on May 20, 1949. She 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 mostrar mais 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. Her first book, Run, Run as Fast as You Can, was published in 1982. She is the author of the Magic Tree House series and the Merlin Missions series. Her husband, actor Will Osborne, helps her write the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Her other books include The Deadly Power of Medusa, Jason and the Argonauts, Haunted Waters, and Moonhorse. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Mary Pope Osborne

Dinosaurs Before Dark (1992) 11,293 cópias, 217 resenhas
Mummies in the Morning (1993) 9,172 cópias, 57 resenhas
The Knight at Dawn (1993) 8,883 cópias, 61 resenhas
Pirates Past Noon (1994) 8,763 cópias, 71 resenhas
Afternoon on the Amazon (1995) 7,458 cópias, 60 resenhas
Midnight on the Moon (1996) 7,060 cópias, 48 resenhas
Night of the Ninjas (1995) 6,991 cópias, 30 resenhas
Dolphins at Daybreak (1997) 6,832 cópias, 44 resenhas
Polar Bears Past Bedtime (1998) 6,356 cópias, 23 resenhas
Sunset of the Sabertooth (1996) 6,355 cópias, 23 resenhas
Ghost Town at Sundown (1997) 6,204 cópias, 26 resenhas
Vacation Under the Volcano (1998) 6,068 cópias, 40 resenhas
Lions at Lunchtime (1998) — Autor — 6,024 cópias, 29 resenhas
Tonight on the Titanic (1999) 5,961 cópias, 58 resenhas
Hour of the Olympics (1998) 5,541 cópias, 30 resenhas
Twister on Tuesday (2001) 5,356 cópias, 32 resenhas
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (2000) 5,090 cópias, 43 resenhas
Viking Ships at Sunrise (1998) 5,086 cópias, 19 resenhas
Day of the Dragon King (1998) 5,053 cópias, 24 resenhas
Tigers at Twilight (1999) 5,051 cópias, 19 resenhas
Buffalo Before Breakfast (1999) 5,046 cópias, 25 resenhas
High Tide in Hawaii (2003) 4,942 cópias, 47 resenhas
Earthquake in the Early Morning (2001) 4,919 cópias, 20 resenhas
Civil War On Sunday (2000) 4,822 cópias, 24 resenhas
Dingoes at Dinnertime (2000) 4,656 cópias, 18 resenhas
Good Morning, Gorillas (2002) 4,436 cópias, 32 resenhas
Thanksgiving on Thursday (2002) 4,420 cópias, 37 resenhas
Stage Fright on a Summer Night (2002) 4,088 cópias, 21 resenhas
Carnival at Candlelight (2005) 3,731 cópias, 14 resenhas
Dragon of the Red Dawn (2007) 3,619 cópias, 17 resenhas
Blizzard Of The Blue Moon (2006) 3,593 cópias, 15 resenhas
Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve (2003) 3,491 cópias, 15 resenhas
Night of the New Magicians (2006) 3,477 cópias, 14 resenhas
Seasons of the Sandstorms (2005) 3,338 cópias, 20 resenhas
Christmas in Camelot (2001) 3,243 cópias, 16 resenhas
Dark Day in the Deep Sea (2008) 3,068 cópias, 10 resenhas
Eve of the Emperor Penguin (2008) 2,955 cópias, 28 resenhas
Monday With a Mad Genius (2007) 2,710 cópias, 11 resenhas
Summer of the Sea Serpent (2004) 2,649 cópias, 11 resenhas
Winter of the Ice Wizard (2004) 2,342 cópias, 11 resenhas
Leprechaun in Late Winter (2010) 2,092 cópias, 10 resenhas
A Good Night for Ghosts (2009) 2,057 cópias, 11 resenhas
Moonlight on the Magic Flute (2009) 2,051 cópias, 13 resenhas
A Crazy Day with Cobras (2011) 1,611 cópias, 6 resenhas
Abe Lincoln at Last! (2011) 1,572 cópias, 18 resenhas
A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (2010) 1,537 cópias, 13 resenhas
Dogs in the Dead of Night (2011) 1,500 cópias, 5 resenhas
A Perfect Time for Pandas (2012) 1,480 cópias, 4 resenhas
American Tall Tales (1991) 1,352 cópias, 37 resenhas
Favorite Greek Myths (1989) — Retold by — 1,245 cópias, 41 resenhas
Stallion by Starlight (2013) 1,105 cópias, 4 resenhas
Hurry Up, Houdini! (2013) 905 cópias, 7 resenhas
Soccer on Sunday (2014) 904 cópias, 7 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 1-4 (2001) 881 cópias, 31 resenhas
High Time for Heroes (2014) 839 cópias, 4 resenhas
Shadow of the Shark (2015) 798 cópias, 7 resenhas
Tales from the Odyssey: The One-Eyed Giant (2002) 744 cópias, 5 resenhas
Balto of the Blue Dawn (2016) 627 cópias, 6 resenhas
A Big Day for Baseball (2017) 612 cópias, 7 resenhas
Night of the Ninth Dragon (2016) 595 cópias, 1 resenha
Favorite Medieval Tales (1998) 579 cópias, 3 resenhas
Kate and the Beanstalk (2000) 500 cópias, 24 resenhas
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2 (2010) 451 cópias, 2 resenhas
Adaline Falling Star (2000) 428 cópias, 3 resenhas
Hurricane Heroes in Texas (2018) 420 cópias, 2 resenhas
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1 (2009) 355 cópias, 8 resenhas
Favorite Norse Myths (1996) 350 cópias, 7 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 5-8 (2002) 339 cópias, 3 resenhas
Warriors in Winter (2019) 281 cópias
New York's Bravest (2002) 274 cópias, 11 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 9-12 (2000) 268 cópias, 4 resenhas
One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship (1996) 259 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Land of the Dead (2002) 254 cópias, 3 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 1-28 (2002) 246 cópias, 4 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 21-24 (2000) 226 cópias, 1 resenha
Magic Tree House Books 41-44 (2011) 219 cópias
Rocking Horse Christmas (1997) 206 cópias, 2 resenhas
Mermaid Tales from Around the World (1993) 206 cópias, 4 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 29-32 (2005) 203 cópias, 1 resenha
To the Future, Ben Franklin! (2019) 202 cópias, 1 resenha
Moonhorse (1991) 193 cópias, 5 resenhas
Narwhal on a Sunny Night (2020) 187 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 13-16 (2002) 187 cópias, 2 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 1-8 (1992) — Author & Narrator — 183 cópias, 4 resenhas
Magic Tree House: Survival Guide (2014) 182 cópias, 4 resenhas
Tales from the Odyssey: The Gray-Eyed Goddess (2003) 176 cópias, 1 resenha
Pompeii: Lost and Found (2006) 173 cópias, 3 resenhas
Late Lunch with Llamas (2020) 169 cópias
The Brave Little Seamstress (2002) 111 cópias, 2 resenhas
Camp Time in California (2021) 108 cópias
Happy Birthday, America (2003) 105 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Deadly Power of Medusa (1988) 104 cópias
Jason and the Argonauts (1988) 95 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 17-20 (2000) 93 cópias, 1 resenha
Magic Tree House Books 20-23 (1993) 89 cópias
Sunlight on the Snow Leopard (2022) 88 cópias, 1 resenha
Haunted Waters (1994) 82 cópias, 3 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 9-16 (1999) 79 cópias
Sleeping Bobby (2005) 71 cópias, 9 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 25-28 (1883) — Author & Narrator — 71 cópias, 1 resenha
Magic Tree House Books 17-24 (1999) 71 cópias
Mo and His Friends (1989) 64 cópias
Beauty and the Beast (1987) 61 cópias, 5 resenhas
Magic Tree House Books 1-15 (2019) 51 cópias
Rhinos at Recess (2023) 49 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 33-36 (2006) 41 cópias
Pandora's Box (1987) 40 cópias, 1 resenha
The Random House Book of Bible Stories (2009) 34 cópias, 1 resenha
Time of the Turtle King (2023) 29 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 37-40 (2009) — Author & Narrator — 27 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 16-29 (2019) 27 cópias
Run, Run, As Fast As You Can (1982) 20 cópias, 1 resenha
The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin (1990) 19 cópias, 2 resenhas
Windy Night with Wild Horses (2024) 15 cópias
Last One Home (1986) 13 cópias
A Visit to Sleep's House (1989) 11 cópias
Mo to the Rescue (1985) 10 cópias
Molly and the Prince (1994) 9 cópias
Love Always, Blue (1983) 9 cópias, 1 resenha
Magic Tree House Books 33-35 (2006) — Author & Narrator — 8 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 45-48 (2013) — Author & Narrator — 8 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 1-47 (2013) 7 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 30-32 (2004) — Author & Narrator — 5 cópias
Best Wishes, Joe Brady (1984) 3 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 1-42 (2011) 2 cópias
O Vale Dos Dinossauros (2010) 2 cópias
O Segredo Da Múmia (2010) 2 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 1-49 (2012) 2 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 1-12 (2006) 2 cópias
Magic Tree House Books 25-32 (2013) — Author & Narrator — 2 cópias
Pirates past noon c.18 1 exemplar(es)
Soccer on Monday 1 exemplar(es)
Getting to the Magic 1 exemplar(es)
La cabane magique 1 exemplar(es)
Heroes 1 exemplar(es)
Mdnight on the Moon 1 exemplar(es)
Les Aventures d'Ulysse, Tome 1 : (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Tree House Books 29-36 (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Tree House Books 1-20 (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Les aventures d'Ulysse, tome 2 (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
When I Was Your Age 1 exemplar(es)
Song of the Swallows 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Tree House Books 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Tree House Books 17-28 (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Tree House Books 29-46 (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Tree House Books 33-40 (2016) — Author & Narrator — 1 exemplar(es)
Shado of the Shark 1 exemplar(es)
{Atrapados por los piratas! (1901) 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Treehouse 16-29 1 exemplar(es)
Viaje a las caravanas 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Tree House #31 1 exemplar(es)
Dinosaurs Before Dark 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

When I Was Your Age, Volume One: Original Stories About Growing Up (1996) — Contribuinte — 230 cópias, 1 resenha
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Contribuinte — 217 cópias, 9 resenhas
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições104 cópias, 3 resenhas
Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights (1937) — Introdução — 72 cópias, 2 resenhas

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This book begins with a quick overview of what has happened in the first 22 Merlin missions and explains that Merlin is sending the sibling protagonists, Annie and Jack, on quests to meet great figures from other time periods and learn from them what makes a person great. On previous missions, they had already learned that humility and hard work are two of the qualities that help make a person great.
They are sent to the year 1850 in Egypt to meet Florence Nightengale. They are confused by the location because from what they know about Nightengale she was a nurse in England. When they arrive via the magic treehouse they find that Nightengale has not yet become a nurse, although it is her dream, because her family feels that she should be a proper society lady and stifle her hopes and dreams. Annie finds this upsetting because she has never encountered a situation where a woman is not allowed to pursue the life she chooses.
Nightengale is currently staying with some friends on a boat anchored on the Nile River and exploring the region. She is also trying to avoid some aristocratic family friends who have arrived and are trying to make her return to England and a life of idleness that she does not want. This makes it hard for Jack and Annie to meet up with Nightengale.
Finally, they see her leaving by donkey to visit the Valley of the Queens so they rent their own donkeys and try to catch her, all while babysitting a baby baboon. Unfortunately, the baby baboon is chased by jackals and they must rescue it by using a magical mist that allows them to become good at whatever they choose for one hour, in this case they have to choose to be expert rock climbers to reach the baboon. Halfway back down the cliff, baboon in tow, the mist wears off and they fall to the ground, both of them hurt. Meanwhile, Sarah Nightengale returns with her guide to look for them since their donkeys had returned without them.
Nightengale and the guide work together to help Jack and Annie return to the boat where Nightengale is staying. In the night, Nightengale tends to their injuries. When they wake, they have a long conversation about following dreams and what makes a person great. Will Annie and Jack learn another quality of greatness from Florence Nightengale? Will they be able to return home via the magic treehouse? How will they explain their injuries to their parents? How does Florence Nightengale finally become a nurse? Read the book to find out!
The author provides a note at the end giving an overview of Florence Nightengale’s life, explaining that the friends she was staying with in the boat were real people and Nightengale really did travel with them on the Nile River in Egypt. She also includes quick overviews of two other groundbreaking, historical figures.
I liked this book. It was set in another country in the 1850s. It provided some insight into how a few of the people lived during that time period and descriptions of the geography as it existed at that time in Egypt. I feel it introduces young readers to this other culture and time period in a way that is easy for them to picture and uses mystery and magic to keep them reading.
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pdcurc | outras 3 resenhas | Jul 11, 2024 |
Reread this today. I have no idea how many times I've read it. It's been a lot.

I'm twice the main character's age, got through the whole book in probably under 40 minutes, and it's still good.

The reading level is far below mine but it has important things to say and says them well. It touched my heart.
 
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johanna.florez21 | outras 4 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.
 
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PlumfieldCH | outras 20 resenhas | May 1, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: 2nd - 5th grade.
 
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bryannamiddleton99 | outras 47 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |

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