The sixth tale in our Legend series, < I>The Legend of the Petoskey Stone< /I> focuses on the naming of this unique fossil, found only on the shores of Lake Michigan. From the ancient, warm sea that covered most of the state, through Native American history and the history ofthe town named after a great chief, < I>The Legend of the Petoskey Stone< /I> is a welcome addition to the fables so richly told and illustrated bythis much-loved and honored children's book team.< P>Author Kathy-jo Wargi has earned national acclaimthrough award-winning children's classics such as Michigan's official state book, < I>The Legend of SleepingBear< /I>, Children's Choice Award winner < I>The Legend of the Loon, The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell, < /I> and many others. Kathy-jo enjoys writing about nature and its effect on all our lives, and is a frequent guest speaker throughout the country. She is also a faculty member ofthe Bear River Writers Workshop, sponsored by the University of Michigan. lives in Petoskey, Michigan. < P>Since the publication of < I>The Legend of Sleeping Bear< /I>, artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has been an established presence in the world of children's book illustration.His many other titles with Sleeping Bear Press include < I>The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell, Adopted by an Owl, Jam & Jelly by Holly & Nellie< /I>, and < I>The Legend of Leelanau.< /I> Gijsbert and his family live in Bath, Michigan.