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Wargin, Kathy-jo

Overview
Works: 56 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 13,340 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Stories in rhyme  Biography  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Picture books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ8.3.W2172, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kathy-jo Wargin
L is for Lincoln : an Illinois alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and rhyming text introduce people, places, and things associated with the state of Illinois, each accompanied by a more detailed explanation
The legend of sleeping bear by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this retelling of an Ojibwe Indian tale, a mother bear loses sight of her two cubs as they all attempt to escape a forest fire by swimming across Lake Michigan
Moose on the loose by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhyming text poses a series of questions about how the reader would deal with a moose that is on the loose, in the yard, in the house, or taking a bath
M is for melody : a music alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music lesson in alphabet form that includes instruments, terms, composers, and music styles
The Edmund Fitzgerald : song of the bell by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the voyage and sinking of the giant transport ship, the Edmund Fitzgerald, which was caught in a raging storm while crossing Lake Superior in November, 1975
Scare a bear by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rhyming text, the reader is asked how to scare a bear if one wanders into camp, or wants to go for a boat ride, or stays for supper
Alfred Nobel : the man behind the Peace Prize by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfred Nobel was the man who founded what became known as The Nobel Prizes. Nobel also invented dynamite, becoming very wealthy from his invention. Saddened by its use for harmful destruction, Nobel left his fortune to create yearly prizes for those who have rendered the greatest services to mankind"--Provided by publisher
The legend of Mackinac Island by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of the great turtle Makinauk that enlists the aid of other animals to help create the special place known as Mackinac Island
The frog prince by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As payment for retrieving the princess's ball, the frog exacts a promise which the princess is reluctant to fulfill
V is for Viking : a Minnesota alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of the alphabet are represented by words, set in short rhymes with additional information, relating to the state of Minnesota
The legend of the loon by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being shown the wonders of nature by Grandmother Lom, two children venture out in her boat alone, find themselves in danger, and are rescued by a mysterious bird
Win one for the Gipper : America's football hero by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like most boys growing up in Michigan in the early 1900s, George Gipp enjoyed playing sports. But even as a small boy, his athletic skills set him apart from the others. When he is awarded a baseball scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, his future seems set. An afternoon's horseplay with a football, however, brings George to the attention of assistant football coach Knute Rockne, and Notre Dame football is transformed forever. Setting records and winning fan's hearts, George seems unstoppable but cruel fate intervenes. Now, for every young reader who has ever wondered about the phrase "Win one for the Gipper," comes the inspiring story of the legendary George Gipp
B is for Badger : a Wisconsin alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief rhymes for each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by longer explanatory text, present features of Wisconsin
The legend of the lady's slipper by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One winter, when the people of her village become terribly ill, Running Flower braves the snow and freezing cold to race to the village on the other side of the forest for medicine. Based on an Ojibwe legend
P is for pumpkin by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents rhyming sentences for each letter of the alphabet that remind the reader of God's blessings in autumn
A mother's wish by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl and her mother both make secret wishes on butterfly wings, and learn years later that the legend of the butterfly is real and that both of their wishes have come true
Otter out of water by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A playful otter follows two children home and eats popcorn for lunch, swings on the curtains, and eventually encounters the ranger who reminds everyone this otter belongs in the water"--
Mary's first Thanksgiving : an inspirational story of gratefulness by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary misses her life and friends in Ireland and is sad that her family cannot celebrate Thanksgiving Day the way their New England neighbors do, until her parents share a story of the Pilgrims' first harvest festival
The legend of Leelanau by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young maiden is entranced by the Spirit Wood, where playful fairies known as the Pukwudjininees live, and wants to keep visiting there despite being forbidden to do so by her family
S is for snowman : God's wintertime alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents rhyming sentences for each letter of the alphabet that remind the reader of God's blessings in winter
 
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L is for Lincoln : an Illinois alphabet
Languages
English (71)

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The legend of sleeping bearMoose on the looseM is for melody : a music alphabetThe Edmund Fitzgerald : song of the bellScare a bearAlfred Nobel : the man behind the Peace PrizeThe legend of Mackinac IslandThe frog prince