The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present award winning author Margi Preus at a
free program being offered at the following dates and locations:
            Monday, May 2, 1:00 p.m.
            Buhl Public Library
            Monday, May 2, 3:30 p.m.
            Eveleth Public Library
May 2, 6:30 p.m.
Two Harbors Public Library
May 3, 1:00 p.m.
Hibbing Public Library
May 3, 6:00 p.m.
IFalls Public Library
            Thursday, May
5, 1:00 p.m.
            Mt. Iron Public
            Thursday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.
            Grand Rapids Area Library
            Friday, May 6, 1:00 p.m.
            Hoyt Lakes Public Library
            Saturday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.
            Duluth (Main) Public
Library – Green Room
            Monday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.
            Virginia Public Library
            Monday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.
            Babbitt Public Library
            Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 p.m.
            Silver Bay Public

Preus is the author of several books for young readers, including the New York
Times bestselling, Newbery Honor book Heart
of a Samurai
, and two books concerning Norway, the multi-award winning
books Shadow on the Mountain and West of the Moon. Her newest books
include The Bamboo Sword, a companion
to Heart of a Samurai, and Enchantment Lake, a mystery set in
northern Minnesota.
Need to know how to make yourself invisible? How to sleep
for nine days? Put a spell on a thief? These and other secrets will be revealed
in Preus’s presentation about West of the
, a novel inspired by an old family diary, true immigrant stories, and
Scandinavian folk and fairy tales. Preus will discuss how she combined history,
fiction and folklore to create this “mesmerizing tale of Astri’s treacherous
and harrowing mid-19th century emigration to America.” (Booklist, starred review) Enhanced by
slides and storytelling, the presentation is appropriate and entertaining for
young (10 and up) and old alike.
West of the Moon is an ALA/ALSC Notable Book, a
recipient of the Aesop Prize given by the American Folklore Society, a
Minnesota Book Award, and a Society of Midland Authors Award for Children’s
Literature. It was named one of the best books of 2014 by Bank Street College,
Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus, Book Page, and Hornbook

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was
funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural
Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy
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