North Star Numbers
A Minnesota Number Book
Following on the heels of V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet, Kathy-jo Wargin uses simple number concepts to continue her celebration of the great state of Minnesota. In North Star Numbers: A Minnesota Number Book young readers can step back in time and experience nineteenth century army life at Fort Snelling, travel over 3,000 miles of canoe routes, see where thousands of bright yellow Tonka Trucks were made, and view the world's largest hockey stick. From the ancient carvings at Jeffers Petroglyphs to the herds of American Buffalo living in Blue Mounds State Park, North Star Numbers shows that Minnesota has 'countless' treasures for all to enjoy.Born and raised in Tower, Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin is known for her many award-winning stories including V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet, a Northeastern Minnesota Book Award winner and a Minnesota Book Award finalist, and The Legend of Minnesota. She lives in the Great Lakes region with her family. Laurie Caple has illustrated more than a dozen books and numerous publications including American Girl magazine. Her first book with Sleeping Bear Press was The Legend of Old Abe: A Civil War Eagle. A frequent presenter at elementary schools, Laurie lives in Faribault, Minnesota.
Author: Kathy-jo Wargin
Kathy-jo Wargin is the author of more than 45 books and has earned national acclaim through award-winning children's classics such as Michigan's official state book, The Legend of Sleeping Bear, Children's Choice Award winner The Legend of the Loon, The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell, and many others. Kathy-jo enjoys writing about nature, folklore, and its effect on all our lives. She is a frequent guest speaker and presenter for associations, school districts, and conferences throughout the country. She lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Illustrator: Laurie Caple
A childhood spent exploring the beauty and treasures of the natural world helped set the stage for Laurie Caple's career as a nature artist and children's book illustrator. Laurie is a graduate of Michigan Technological University. She has illustrated more than a dozen books and numerous publications including American Girl magazine.