Mr. Osborne is an author as well. He's recently adapted the Magic Tree House books for the stage, which Reed will be seeing with his fellow first graders next week at the Tennessee Theater. (Seth and I will have a special date the night before to see it ourselves.) Watch for the musical to come to your town, and take your own children. If it's anything like the books, I know they will love it.
P.S. Last night Seth and I went to see the Magic Tree House Musical, and this morning I saw it with Reed and his fellow first graders. I highly recommend it -- wonderful adaptation of the books and such fun seeing Jack, Annie, Morgan, and more come to life on the stage. According to the Web site, the proposed fall 2009 - spring 2010 tour will include engagements in the Southwest, West Coast, and Canada as well as a return to locations in the Midwest, East, and Southeast. Visit www.mthmusical.com to see if it is coming to a venue near you.