Margi Preus - Books


NEW in 2015: The Bamboo Sword

Companion to Heart of a Samurai

Enchantment Lake

A Northwoods Mystery


West of the Moon

Inspired by my great great grandmother’s diary

and Norwegian fairy tales

cover art by Lille Carre



Shadow on the Mountain

The True Adventures of a Wartime Spy in WWII Norway

cover art by Yuko Shimizu



Heart of a Samurai

Based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama

A rollicking adventure on the high seas


cover art by Jillian Tamaki


Featured on NPR’s Backseat Bookclub

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Historic and Famous Trees of the World

by Margi Preus

illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt


The Legend of the Ladyslipper 

co-written with Lise Lunge-Larson, illustrated by Andrea Arroyo


The lady slipper grows in the northern woods to mark the courage and strength of a small girl who lived there long ago—a girl who saved her people from a terrible disease by listening carefully to the whispering snow, the rumbling ice, and the dancing northern lights.

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