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Margi Preus

Margi Preus is the author of the Newbery Honor book Heart of a Samurai and other notable books for young readers, including the Minnesota Book Award-winning West of the Moon and the new Silver Box, part of the Enchantment Lake mystery series. Her books have been honored as ALA/ALSC Notables, landed on many best-of lists, selected as an NPR Backseat Book Club pick, chosen for community reads, and translated into several languages. Forthcoming in 2022 are the picture book Lily Leads the Way and a middle grade fantasy, Windswept. She lives in Duluth where you can find her skiing, hiking, canoeing, or sitting quietly with a book on her lap.

Recent & Notable Works



Windswept (Amulet Books/Abrams, 2022)

The Silver Box (University of Minnesota Press, 2020)

Village of Scoundrels (Amulet Books/Abrams, 2020)

The Littlest Voyageur (Margaret Ferguson Books, 2020)

The Clue in the Trees (University of Minnesota Press, 2017)

Storm’s Coming (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016)

The Bamboo Sword (Amulet Books/Abrams, 2015)

Enchantment Lake (University of Minnesota Press, 2015)

West of the Moon (Amulet Books/Abrams, 2014)

Shadow on the Mountain (Amulet Books/Abrams, 2012)

Heart of a Samurai (Amulet Books/Abrams, 2010)

Celebritrees (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt, 2010)

The Peace Bell (Henry Holt, 2008)

A Book of Grace (Sourcebooks, 2002)

Legend of the Ladyslipper (Houghton-Mifflin, 1999)

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