Katherine Dolores Marko

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General Information

Name: Katherine Dolores Marko

Pen Name: Katherine Marko

Born in: 1913 in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Died: 2009 in Geneva, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Marko lived in Elgin.

Biographical and Professional Information

Katherine D. Marko moved to Elgin in August of 1955. She was a freelance writer. Over the years, she sold over 300 articles, poems and stories, including nine children's books and several entries for the Children's Encyclopedia Britannica.

Published Works

  • The Sod Turners, Criterion, 1970
  • God, When Will I Ever Belong, Concordia, 1979
  • Whales, Giants of the Sea, Abingdon, 1980
  • How the Wind Blows, Abingdon, 1980
  • God, Why Did Dad Lose His Job, Concordia, 1982
  • Away to Fundy Bay, Walker, 1985
  • Animals in Orbit, Monkeynauts and Other Pioneers, F. Watts, 1991
  • Hang Out the Flag, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1992
  • Pocket Babies, F. Watts, 1995
  • Time Goes on Forever, F. Watts, 1997

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The sod turners

Release Date: 1970

Whales, Giants of the Sea

ISBN: 0687445604
Release Date: 1980-02

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How the Wind Blows

ISBN: 0687176808
Release Date: 1981-04

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Animals in Orbit: Monkeynauts and Other Pioneers in Space (First Book)

ISBN: 0531200035
Release Date: 1991-03

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Pocket Babies (First Book)

ISBN: 0531202119
Release Date: 1995-10

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Literary Awards


External Links

Katherine Dolores Marko on WorldCat

Katherine Dolores Marko on Amazon


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