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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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

God, when will I ever belong? /
ISBN: 0570036240. OCLC Number:

Concordia Pub. House,. St. Louis :. ©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. OCLC Number:

Abingdon,. Nashville :. ©1980.

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

How the wind blows /
ISBN: 0687176808. OCLC Number:

Abingdon,. Nashville :. ©1981.

Describes the various types of winds and their names in different parts of the world and discusses both the destructive and beneficial aspects of wind.

"God, why did dad lose his job?" /
ISBN: 0570036291. OCLC Number:

Concordia Pub. House,. St. Louis, Mo. :. ©1982.

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

Animals in orbit :
ISBN: 0531200035. OCLC Number:

F. Watts,. New York :. 1991.

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

Hang out the flag /
ISBN: 0027623203. OCLC Number:

Macmillan ;. New York :. ©1992.

In 1943, as she waits for her father to come home on leave, a sixth-grade girl in a midwestern town tries to find something special to do for the war effort, such as catching a German spy.

Pocket babies /
ISBN: 0531202119. OCLC Number:

Franklin Watts,. New York :. ©1995.

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

Time goes on forever /
ISBN: 0531203166. OCLC Number:

Franklin Watts,. New York :. 1997.

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