He's a little bird with a lot of pluck!

introducing your host to the Great Lakes of USA & Canada.


Our goal is to provide hope, optimism, and confidence in the future of our Great Lakes region. This we believe, begins with the smallest but strongest tide - our children.


Meet Gully. 

He's silly. He's smart. And he's searching for home.

He’s small in size and big in heart. He’s a herring gull with a lot of pluck, and your host to the freshwater coast of the Great Lakes. Join Gully as he travels far and wide looking for home, where along the way, he finds long lost places and new friendly faces.

From beaches to boats, lighthouses to lodges, Gully will discover the best of the Great Lakes and share it with young readers through his heartwarming tales of adventure. 



Gully of the Great Lakes Book Series.

The adventures begin with Books One through Six. 

The Gully of the Great Lakes series was written for elementary aged children in grades 1-4. Created as early chapter books by award-winning children's author Kathy-jo Wargin, the stories tell the adventures of Gully as he explores the Great Lakes of USA & Canada.


Get ready to set sail with Gully in 2017!

The books will be available in digital and print formats from your favorite online retailer or neighborhood bookseller. You can also Pre-Order today with no obligation. Simply send us your name & email address and we will notify you when the books are available along with links for easy buying, with no obligation to purchase. 


Be Part of Gully's Crew!


Gully's Great Lakes Activities

When the series launches, watch for Gully's Roost, your source for free activities, ideas, educational downloads and more. Parents and teachers, don't forget to join Gully's Crew so you can receive our newsletter filled with exciting updates, adventures, special offers and much more.

If you would like to learn more, please view our Mission Statement.


At Home

Gully for Kids & Parents

Join Gully's Crew so you can receive Gully's Crew News, our free digital newsletter which includes fun activities, book news, special offers, and much more. Gully's Crew News will share ideas to help everybody explore the Great Lakes! 

In the Classroom 

Are you an Educator?

Would you like to bring Gully's books and activities into your school district? Inquire with us about our web-hosted license packages so that every reader in your school will have the chance to be part of Gully's journey. 


Friends of the Great Lakes

Do you represent an organization or association that supports Great Lakes learning, preservation, protection, and more? If so, we'd like to partner with you and explore the many creative ways Gully can help connect youth to the Great Lakes. 


Shop Gully 

Watch for our online store where you can purchase fun Gully apparel, prints, & more.  Coming soon.

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About the Publisher.

Gully of the Great Lakes is published by Tomten Press, a  children's publisher dedicated to high-quality content that engages children in all aspects of nature. Tomten Press distributes to the trade market as well as the education market. It is a division of Bliva Media, LLC.