Synopses & Reviews
Gerdie, a Swedish woman living in northern Minnesota, discovers Minn in a bushel of cherries from Michigan and invites the little mouse to share the comfort of her cozy cabin in the woods. A series of events separate the pair, and Minn embarks on a journey around the state, trying all the while to find her way home to Gerdie and the cabin. On her travels, Minn meets many new friends, animal and human alike, and her spunky personality will save her from several tight situations.
About the Author
Kathy-jo Wargin is the best-selling author of numerous children's books, including The Legend of Sleeping Bear
. She has received many awards for her work, among them an International Reading Association Children's Choice Award for The Legend of the Loon and an IRA Teacher's Choice Award for Win One for the Gipper
. In 2006 her first chapter book, Mitt, the Michigan Mouse
, was published to launch a series on the midwest states. She lives in Minnesota with her family, photographer Ed Wargin and their son Jake.
Karen Busch Holman, a BFA graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is the illustrator for the Mitt and Minn Midwest Series. Karens work as an illustrator first appeared in G is for Granite, A New Hampshire Alphabet, and its companion book, Primary Numbers, which solidified her career as an illustrator. She is also the creator of the art that adorns every New Hampshire Heirloom Birth Certificate. More of her work can be seen throughout New Hampshire in support of the Arts Council and in regional magazines and publications. She has actively shared her love of art with many elementary school children throughout New England. Karen now lives in Loveland, Ohio.