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Mary Casanova, Local Children’s Book Author


Mary Casanova is an award-winning children's author of novels and picture books. Many of her books stem from her life on the Minnesota-Canadian border; yet some of her stories have taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize for research. Whatever the setting for her books, Casanova writes stories that matter--and stories that kids can't put down.

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BookHounds Invites: Mary Casanova
Multigenre Author for Young Readers

In April of 2016, Gianna interviewed Mary Casanova as part of the BookHounds Invites series. Watch the interview below:

Mary Casanova, a delightful lady from the North Woods in Minnesota, took time to chat with us, BookHounds, about her newest book Wake Up, Island!, her previous works, what it is like to be an author, and so much more. 

"My goal has never changed from the beginning.  I want to write stories that matter and books that readers can't put down."

The video production is not great since it's from the Periscope App, but it's worth it.

See Show Notes Below

"My hope is that this inspires parents and kids to just say, 'Let's get outside. Let's go explore nature.' "

-Mary Casanova, author of Wake Up, Island!

Books by Mary Casanova

The following is a list of books by Mary Casanova. Links are Amazon affiliate links and Family Fun Twin Cities receives a small commission off of sales from these links.

Picture Books

One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova

Young Adult Novels

Frozen by Mary Casanova

Historical Fiction Novels

Cecile by Mary Casanova

Contemporary & American Girl™ Novels

Dog Watch Series

  • Dog Watch, book 1: Trouble in Pembroke
  • Dog Watch, book 2: Dog-napped
  • Dog Watch, book 3: Danger at Snow Hill
  • Dog Watch, book 4: To Catch a Burglar
  • Dog Watch, book 5: Extreme Stunt Dogs
  • Dog Watch, book 6: The Turtle Hatching Mystery

*Book links are Amazon affiliate links.
*Bio and Photos used with permission from Mary Casanova

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