The Edmund Fitzgerald by Kathy-Jo Wargin
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Leaving port from Superior, Wisconsin on a sunny November day, the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald is looking forward to a routine crossing of deep Lake Superior. Heading for a port in Cleveland, the giant transport ship is loaded with ore that will be used to build cars. But disaster is building in the wind as a gale storm begins to track after the great ship. This suspenseful retelling of the last hours of the doomed vessel pays homage to all sailors who traverse deep waters, in fair skies and foul. Atmospheric paintings from award-winning artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen bring the story to life.The author of the best-selling books The Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Legend of Mackinac Island, Kathy-jo Wargin aims to help young readers notice the most intricate details of a story by adding the nuances that create magic and wonder in a good tale. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan with her family. The Edmund Fitzgerald is her 10th book with Sleeping Bear Press. Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, or "Nick" as he prefers to be known, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976. The Edmund Fitzgerald is Nick's 13th children's book with Sleeping Bear Press. The Legend of Sleeping Bear was Nick's first book and has sold more than 200,000 copies.
 

About Kathy-Jo Wargin

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Kathy-Jo Wargin was born in Minnesota and studied Music Composition at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She has been a professional writer for over 20 years. She is dedicated to the promotion and creation of quality literature for children. She is also the President of Book Bridge Press. In 2001 she won the Children's Choice award for her book, The legend of the Loon. Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen, or "Nick" as he prefers to be known, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976. The Edmund Fitzgerald is Nick's 13th children's book with Sleeping Bear Press. The Legend of Sleeping Bear was Nick's first book and has sold more than 200,000 copies.
 
Published August 15, 2013 by Sleeping Bear Press. 48 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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In a book likely to hold chiefly regional appeal, Wargin and van Frankenhuyzen (previously teamed for The Legend of Sleeping Bear ) grapple with the tragic true story of the Edmund Fitzgerald , a cargo ship that sailed Lake Superior and sank in November 1975.

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It has been thirty five years since the Great Lakes freighter, The Edmund Fitzgerald, sank in the waters of Lake Superior during a violent November storm.

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