Margi Preus

Margi Preus is an American children's writer. She is a 2011 Newbery Honor winner and won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for Heart of a Samurai.[1] Her books have won multiple awards, honored as ALA/ALSC Notables, landed on many "best of" lists, featured on NPR, chosen for community reads, and translated into many languages.*

She earned a graduate degree from Binghamton University.[2] She taught at The College of St. Scholastica, University of Minnesota Duluth.[3] She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.[4]


  • Storm's Coming!, Illustrator David Geister, MHS Press, 2016, ISBN 978-1-68134-0180-0
  • The Bamboo Sword, Amulet Books, 2015, ISBN 978-1-4197-0807-7
  • Enchantment Lake, University of Minnesota Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0-8166-8302-4
  • West of the Moon, Amulet Books, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4197-1532-7
  • Shadow on The Mountain, Aumlet Books, 2012, ISBN 978-1419711596
  • The Legend of the Lady Slipper. Illustrator Andrea Arroyo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 1999. ISBN 978-0-395-90512-8.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • A Book of Grace: Words to Bring You Peace. Sourcebooks, Inc. 2002. ISBN 978-1-57071-977-6.
  • The Peace Bell, Illustrator Hideko Takahashi, Henry Holt, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8050-7800-8
  • Heart of a Samurai, Amulet Books, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8109-8981-8
  • Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World. Illustrator Rebecca Gibbon. Macmillan. 2011. ISBN 978-0-8050-7829-9.CS1 maint: others (link)

she was a runner up for the 2011 newbery medal and won the Asian/Pacific American award for literature.


  2. Preus, Margi (1983). "Visions in Near-sleep".
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2011-04-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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