‘Magic Tree Home’ books to be tailored into graphic novels

NEW YORK (AP) – Mary Pope Osborne prepares her “Magic Tree House” series, which has sold a million copies, for a new adventure. You…

NEW YORK (AP) – Mary Pope Osborne prepares her “Magic Tree House” series, which has sold a million copies, for a new adventure.

She works with playwright Jenny Laird and illustrators Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews to adapt her work for graphic novels. The first release is an adaptation of the first book “Magic Tree House”, “Dinosaurs Before Dark”, and is scheduled for May 4th. Future issues should appear every six months.

“I am very much looking forward to Jack and Annie’s time travel adventure to reach a new generation of readers drawn by the exciting visual experience that graphic novels offer,” Osborne said in a statement Tuesday. “As with all of my books, I hope these adaptations inspire children to learn more about world history and instill a lifelong love of reading.”

According to Random House Books for Young Readers, Osborne’s series has sold more than 140 million copies worldwide since it began in 1992.

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