D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet
by Kathy-jo Wargin
Located in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, the Nordic Countries/Territories are comprised of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Aland. And while they may share a region and some traditions, each has its own distinct geography, history, and heritage. Explore Greenland where, contrary to its name, more than 80 percent of the land is covered by an ice cap. It is home to the polar bear, as well as walrus, reindeer, and seal. Stop off in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmar - the statue of the Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale can be found near the harbor. Visit Sweden's lively Jokkmokk Winter Market which draws visitors from around the world, or sample the tasty fare of a Swedish smorgasbord. D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet gives young readers an A-Z tour. Kathy-jo Wargin is the author of 45 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. Renée Graef has illustrated more than 70 books for children. The most well-known are the "Kirsten" books in the American Girl Collection and the "My First Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Renée lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with her family.
- Dewey: 948
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585365104): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2010, 09/25/2010
- PDF (9781410307507): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2010, 11/12/2010
- Hosted ebook (9781627534581): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, Language Arts, Math & Science
- Series: Discover the World
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 7.3
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 141868
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
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Author: Kathy-jo Wargin
Kathy-jo Wargin is the author of more than 45 books and has earned national acclaim through award-winning children’s classics such as Michigan’s official state book, The Legend of Sleeping Bear, Children’s Choice Award winner The Legend of the Loon, The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell, and many others. Kathy-jo enjoys writing about nature, folklore, and its effect on all our lives. She is a frequent guest speaker and presenter for associations, school districts, and conferences throughout the country. She lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Illustrator: Renée Graef
Renée Graef is a very well known children’s book illustrator for the American Girls collection with Pleasant Company. She has also illustrated for Boyd’s Bears and is the illustrator of HarperCollin’s My First Little House series. Renée attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison; she lives in Milwaukee with her family.