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The definition of the word "Minnesota" is known to most as the Dakotah word for "sky-tinted waters." However, in her research about the origin of the state's name, acclaimed author and native Minnesotan Kathy-jo Wargin uncovered a little-known, but age-old, Ojibwe tale. The Legend of Minnesota tells the story of an enduring friendship between an Ojibwe girl and a Dakotah boy, and how their kindness toward one another gives the beautiful land of Minnesota its name.Author Kathy-jo Wargin has won acclaim for many of her children's titles -- including the bestselling Legend of Sleeping Bear and The Legend of the Lady's Slipper. Kathy-jo lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan. David Geister specializes in historic art, has a background in commercial art, and frequently works on commission for an ever-growing number of private collectors. This is his first children's book. David lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"This is the story of an enduring friendship between an Ojibwe girl and a Dakotah boy, and how their kindness towards one another brings healing to a tribe, and gives the beautiful land of Minnesota its name"--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Legends + Myths + Fables / Other
Series Title: Legend Series
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Pr
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: David Geister
Street Date: June 1, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2107