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 (Myths) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362172
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 26th, 2004

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

The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (Myths) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947740
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 1st, 2001

The Legend of Leelanau (Myths) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585361502
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 4th, 2003

M Is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet (Discover America State by State) By Annie Appleford, Michael Glenn Monroe (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781886947733
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 15th, 1999

The Legend of Mackinac Island [With DVD] By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781585365173
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - June 15th, 2010

Otter Out of Water By Kathy-Jo Wargin, John Bendall-Brunello (Illustrator), Timothy Cap (Narrated by) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, John Bendall-Brunello (Illustrator), Timothy Cap (Narrated by)
$15.95
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ISBN: 9781585364312
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - January 14th, 2014

B Is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet (Discover America State by State) By Roland Smith, Marie Smith, Michael Roydon (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781585360710
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 1st, 2003

S Is for Snowman: God's Wintertime Alphabet By Kathy-Jo Wargin Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780310740773
Published: Zonderkidz - September 28th, 2013

The Legend of the Teddy Bear (Myths) By Frank Murphy, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781585360130
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - August 1st, 2000

B Is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet (Discover America State by State) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Renée Graef (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Renée Graef (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781585361359
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 13th, 2004

The Legend of Old Abe (Myths) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Laurie Caple (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Laurie Caple (Illustrator)
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781585362325
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 1st, 2006

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

Moose on the Loose By Kathy-Jo Wargin, John Bendall-Brunello (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585364275
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 2nd, 2009

Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Zachary Pullen (Illustrator) 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 (Little State) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Michael Glenn Monroe (Illustrator) 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 (Discover the World) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Renée Graef (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Renée Graef (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585365104
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 24th, 2010

L Is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet (Discover America State by State) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585360161
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 9th, 2000

Scare a Bear By Kathy-Jo Wargin, John Bendall-Brunello (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781585364305
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - June 4th, 2010

Little Minnesota (Little State) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Helle Urban (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Helle Urban (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781585361748
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - October 6th, 2011

Frank and Beans: Level 2 (I Can Read! / Frank and Beans) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Anthony Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Anthony Lewis (Illustrator)
$4.99
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ISBN: 9780310718475
Published: Zondervan - May 8th, 2010

The American Reader (State/Country Readers) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, K. L. Darnell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, K. L. Darnell (Illustrator)
$12.95
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ISBN: 9781585360956
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 14th, 2006

Win One for the Gipper: America's Football Hero (True Story) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Bruce Langton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Bruce Langton (Illustrator)
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781585362219
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 30th, 2004

The Legend of Mackinac Island (Myths) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Gijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947122
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 1st, 1999

North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book (America by the Numbers) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Laurie Caple (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Laurie Caple (Illustrator)
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781585361878
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 8th, 2008

The Michigan Counting Book (America by the Numbers) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Michael Glenn Monroe (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781585360031
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - November 1st, 2000

V Is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet (Discover America State by State) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Rebecca Latham (Illustrator), Karen Latham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Rebecca Latham (Illustrator), Karen Latham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781585361250
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 1st, 2003

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

I Spy with My Little Eye Minnesota: Minnesota By Kathy-Jo Wargin Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781585363599
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 2nd, 2008

Minn from Minnesota (Mitt Midwest #2) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Karen Busch Holman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781587263040
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Published: Mitten Press - September 27th, 2006

Mitt & Minn at the Wisconsin Cheese Jamboree (Mitt Midwest #3) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Karen Busch Holman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781587263057
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Published: Mitten Press - March 28th, 2007

Mitt & Minn's Illinois Adventure (Mitt Midwest #4) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Karen Busch Holman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781587263064
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Published: Mitten Press - October 30th, 2007

Wright Numbers: A North Carolina Number Book (America by the Numbers) By Carol Crane, Gary Palmer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carol Crane, Gary Palmer (Illustrator)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781585361960
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - September 1st, 2005

Prairie Numbers: An Illinois Number Book (America by the Numbers) By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Kathy O'Malley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy-Jo Wargin, Kathy O'Malley (Illustrator)
$17.95
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ISBN: 9781585361809
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 13th, 2006