From the Inside Flap
It is believed that the Ojibwe of Michigan were the first to tell the story of Sleeping Bear and her cubs, a legend that has since become known as "The Legend of Sleeping Bear."
The tale originated as a way to explain the sandy area that we know today as the Sleeping Bear Dune. In this story, Mother Bear and her two cubs must escape a forest fire in Wisconsin. As they struggle to make the journey across Lake Michigan, the loyalty and dedication they show for one another is powerful and heartwarming.
About the Author
Kathy-jo Wargin is the author of more than 30 books for children, including The Legend of Sleeping Bear. Her many awards include an IRA Children's Choice Award for The Legend of the Loon and an IRA Teacher's Choice Award for Win One for the Gipper. Kathy-jo lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.