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Kathy-jo Wargin

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Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than fifty books for adults and children. With more than 1.2 million copies sold, she writes across genres and age-groups, and has earned national recognition for award–winning titles such as Michigan’s Official State Children’s Book The Legend of Sleeping Bear, the International Reading Association’s Children's Choice Award Winner The Legend of the Loon, the Bank Street College of Education Best Book Listee The Voyageur’s Paddle, the IRA Teacher's Choice Award Winner Win One for the Gipper, and many more.

Her Orchard Bay series for adults takes place in a fictional town nestled in the lovely Door Peninsula of Wisconsin.

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The Legend of Sleeping Bear

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The Legend of Mackinac Island

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