Kathy-Jo Wargin

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Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than 45 books such as the children's classic The Legend of Sleeping Bear, 2001 IRA Children's Choice Award Winner The Legend of the Loon, IRA Teacher's Choice Award Winner Win One for the Gipper, Bank Street College of Education Best Book Listee The Voyageur's Paddle, and newly released Alfred Nobel, The Man Behind the Peace Prize. She has also written two widely successful coffee table books titled Michigan, The Spirit of the Land and The Great Lakes Cottage Book, working in collaboration with her husband, Great Lakes photographer Ed Wargin.

Kathy-jo Wargin was born and raised on the iron range of northern Minnesota, and studied music composition at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has been writing professionally for more than twenty years, and is dedicated to the creation and promotion of quality literature for children. She is a frequent guest speaker at reading conferences throughout the nation such as IRA, MAME, MRA and more. In addition, she regularly visits school systems to perform large and small group presentations and teacher in-service programs, as well as frequent book signing tours and promotional events. Kathy-jo Wargin and family reside in Minnetonka, Minnesota.


The Legend of the Petoskey Stone Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362172
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 26th, 2004

The Legend of Sleeping Bear Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin (With), Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator), Ed (With)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947351
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 1st, 1998

The Legend of the Lady's Slipper Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947740
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 1st, 2001

The Legend of Leelanau Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361502
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 4th, 2003

M is for Mitten: The Michigan Alphabet Cover Image
By Annie Appleford, Kathy-Jo Wargin (Joint Author), Michael G. Monroe (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947733
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 15th, 1999

The Legend of Mackinac Island [With DVD] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585365173
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - June 15th, 2010

Otter Out of Water Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585364312
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 2nd, 2014

B Is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585360710
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 1st, 2003

S Is for Snowman: God's Wintertime Alphabet Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780310740773
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Published: Zonderkidz - September 24th, 2013

Legend of the Teddy Bear Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585360130
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 1st, 2000

B Is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361359
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 13th, 2004

K Is for Kite: God's Springtime Alphabet Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780310736752
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Published: Zonderkidz - February 19th, 2013

The Legend of Old Abe: A Civil War Eagle Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Laurie Caple (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781585362325
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 1st, 2006

The Legend of Minnesota Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, David Geister (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362622
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - June 1st, 2006

Mitt: The Michigan Mouse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781587263033
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Published: Ann Arbor Editions - April 18th, 2006

Moose on the Loose Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781585364275
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 2nd, 2009

Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Zachary Pullen (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362813
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 15th, 2009

Little Wisconsin Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781585362097
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 1st, 2012

D Is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Renee Graef (Illustrator), Ren Graef (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585365104
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 24th, 2010

L Is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585360161
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 9th, 2000

Scare a Bear Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781585364305
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - June 4th, 2010

Little Minnesota Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781585361748
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - December 12th, 2011

Frank and Beans and the Grouchy Neighbor Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Anthony Lewis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780310718499
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Published: Zondervan - May 8th, 2010

The Frog Prince Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin (Retold by), Anne Y. Gilbert (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781587262791
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Published: Ann Arbor Editions - February 1st, 2007

Frank and Beans Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Anthony Lewis (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780310718475
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Published: Zondervan - May 8th, 2010

Look & See Michigan with Me: A Picture Puzzle Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585363230
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 1st, 2007

American Reader Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585360956
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Published: Gale Group - November 9th, 2009

Win One for the Gipper: America's Football Hero Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Bruce Langton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781585362219
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 1st, 2004

Frank and Beans and the Scary Campout Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Anthony Lewis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780310718505
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Published: Zondervan - May 8th, 2010

The Legend of Mackinac Island Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781886947122
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Published: Gale Cengage - April 1st, 1999

North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Laurie Caple (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781585361878
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 8th, 2008

Michigan Counting Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin (With), Michael Glenn Monroe (Illustrator), Ed (With)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585360031
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - November 1st, 2000

V Is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361250
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 1st, 2003

The Voyageurs Paddle Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, David Geister (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781585360079
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 1st, 2007

Michigan Cover Image
By Ed Wargin, Ed Wargin (Joint Author), Kathy-Jo Wargin (With)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781560445180
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - July 1st, 1997

I Spy with My Little Eye Minnesota Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Ed Wargin (Photographer)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781585363599
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 2nd, 2008

Frank and Beans and S'More Trouble Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Anthony Lewis (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780310718482
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Published: Zondervan - May 8th, 2010

Minn from Minnesota Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781587263040
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Published: Ann Arbor Editions - September 27th, 2006

Mitt & Minn at the Wisconsin Cheese Jamboree Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781587263057
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Published: Ann Arbor Editions - April 1st, 2007

Mitt & Minn's Illinois Adventure Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781587263064
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Published: Mitten Press - November 1st, 2007

Wright Numbers: A North Carolina Number Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781585361960
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 1st, 2005

The Legend of Wisconsin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585363087
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - June 1st, 2007

Prairie Numbers: An Illinois Number Book Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Kathy O'Malley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781585361809
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 13th, 2006