Kathy-jo Wargin
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Tales of Heroes

Alfred was happy with his success. Most of all, he hoped his inventions would prevent war. He thought that if people were afraid of the harm that explosions could cause, perhaps they would settle things peacefully first. But Alfred was wrong.
— Alfred Nobel, The Man Behind the Peace Prize by Kathy-jo Wargin, Illustrated by Zachary Pullen


Stories to inspire the best in all of us.

From the courage of a lone boy in the northwoods, to remembering those lost on the stormy waters of Lake Superior, these books share the history and heritage of place, as well as the vision and spirit of those who dreamed about making the world a better place for all.



The VOYAGEUR's Paddle

Young Jacques's father is a voyageur. As Jacque awaits his father's return, he dreams of the day he will hold the canoe paddle and join the ranks of voyageurs. 


For every young reader who has ever wondered about the phrase "Win one for the Gipper," comes the inspiring story of the legendary George Gipp.

The Edmund Fitzgerald

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. 



Alfred Nobel

The Man Behind the Peace Prize

Intending it to help safely advance road and bridge construction, Nobel saw his most famous invention used in the development of military weaponry. After a newspaper headline mistakenly announces his death, Nobel was inspired to leave a legacy of another sort. 

This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to readers of all ages. Alfred Nobel’s career as an inventor raises many questions about science, history, and ethics. The book is easy to read yet thought-provoking; it is exciting but still accurate in its description of the life of Alfred Nobel.

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