Margi Preus - Books


Coming Soon!

Enchantment Lake; A Northwoods Mystery

Launches March 1, 2015

Shadow on the Mountain

Inspired by the True Adventures of a Wartime Spy

WWII Norway

Bank Street College Best Books for Children List 2013

Notable Books for a Global Society 2013

VOYA Top Shelf for Middle Grade Readers 2012

cover art by Yuko Shimizu

Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams


Heart of a Samurai

Based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama

A rollicking adventure on the high seas

2011 Newbery Honor Book

cover art by Jillian Tamaki

Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams

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, 2011


The Legend of the Ladyslipper 

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

Houghton-Mifflin, 1999

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.

 A Book of Grace

co-edited with Ann Treacy

Sourcebooks, 2009

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