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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Katherine Dolores Marko  

Pen Name: Katherine Marko


Audience: Children; Children;


Died: 2009 in Geneva, Illinois

-- Katherine Dolores Marko on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The sod turners

Criterion Books. 1970

Former school library book with usual stamps and markings.

God, When Will I Ever Belong?
ISBN: 0570036240

Concordia Pub House. 1979

After a sequence of foster homes in which she was unhappy, 12-year-old Jeanie finds herself in a new one she dislikes for the same reasons.

Whales, Giants of the Sea
ISBN: 0687445604

Abingdon Pr. 1980

A look at whales, how they probably came to be, and their future.

How the Wind Blows
ISBN: 0687176808

Abingdon Pr. 1981

Explains how storms begin, describes different kinds of winds around the world, and reminds us of the useful and pleasant things winds do for us

God, Why Did Dad Lose His Job?
ISBN: 0570036291

Concordia Pub House. 1982

When a spoiled twelve-year-old's father loses his job, Stacy finally realizes that the valuable things in life are not material.

Away to Fundu Bay

Walker & Co. 1985

Animals in Orbit: Monkeynauts and Other Pioneers in Space (First Book)
ISBN: 0531200035

Franklin Watts. 1991

Discusses the animals originally sent up in space as experiments, and looks at current projects being conducted on various plants and animals

Hang Out the Flag
ISBN: 0027623203

Simon & Schuster. 1992

During World War II, with her father about to ship overseas, eleven-year-old Leslie Jamieson creates a special gift for her father--the biggest flag in town

Pocket Babies (First Book)
ISBN: 0531202119

Franklin Watts. 1995

Examines marsupials, those animals that carry their babies in pouches, including the opossum, kangaroo, and Tasmanian devil

Time Goes on Forever (First Book)
ISBN: 0531203166

Franklin Watts. 1997

Examines the concept of time and the inventions used to measure it.