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Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled

Komatik  \kō-‘ma-tik\   A rawhide-lashed sledge with wooden crossbars and runners, first invented and used by the Inuit of Northern Canada, but since used also by non-Inuit people.

Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's

In the Pipeline

In the Pipeline

Front cover for ABE & ANN, a novel by Gary Moore: overlapping images of Abraham Liincoln and Ann Rutledge. The story of Lincoln's yonng romance. Cover of Just Rhymes: Rows of corn with a picture of a log cabin in front. A collection of midwestern poems from the early twntieth century.

Before Abraham Lincoln was a bearded wise man saving democracy he was young, timid, and hopelessly in love…

 

ABE & ANN is a novel based on the true story of Abraham Lincoln’s little-known  romance in his twenties. Auburn-haired Ann Rutledge, feisty and fed-up with propriety, is frontier royalty, the 18-year-old daughter of the founder of the rough little frontier village where the 22-year-old Abe Lincoln comes looking for work. She is lively and literate and funny, and Abe is straight off his daddy’s farm with jug ears and one change of clothes

E. L. Sawyer was first a journalist then a railroad man, like his father.  When he lost his arm, he became a small businessman until the Depression hit and then he, like millions of others, survived. No matter what he did, he was always a poet, but would never consider himself such as he wrote" Just Rhymes."  His poems are a window on the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century.

Available worldwide

Available worldwide

Available worldwide

Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18 Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world. Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One.

1915 to 1918 was an unsettled time in China; there were warring rebels and bandits all across the land. But James Archibald Mitchell was not deterred and traveled widely. Mitchell was a fine writer and a skilled photographer with a sharp eye for people and places. Two of his sons have now collaborated to publish their father's journal and photos.

Santa Claus is a trip-inducing mushroom.   A fungus in the Pacific Northwest can weight as much as 300 pounds.   The Iban of Borneo believe a certain mushroom is the penis of a warrior whose head was taken in battle.    These are only a few of the remarkable facts that you will learn about Kingdom Fungi in Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer.

The story of  the recently-discovered  wartime sketchbooks of Edward Shenton which were lost for over ninety years. The Lost Sketchbooks tells the story of his of training and combat in France in World War One with his wonderful drawings.

Available worldwide

Available worldwide

Available worldwide

Cover of Wolverine the Trickster by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a dancing man with a wolverine's head atop the globe. Innu tales of Kwakwadjec. Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador.

The adventures and mis- adventures of the Innu trickster Kwakwadjec, (Wolverine). In this decidedly unconventional collection, our hero sprouts a forty-foot penis, parties in his own stomach with lemmings he has eaten, and dines on his own ass. Illustrated.

Chants, charms, songs and laments collected from the Tunumiut people of East Greenland by Lawrence Millman, complete with very fine illustrations.

These tales document a vanishing way of life in the subarctic bush. Many of them are ribald if not down-right scatological, thus giving the lie to the popular belief that Native stories are no different from squeaky-clean fairy tales for kids.

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Cover oif Grateful Ned: The Life Story of Edward Heriot Shenton. Ned Shenton gazing at images from his exciting and adventerous life.

Ned Shenton

Watching for Sputnik

Diving with Jacques Cousteau

Drilling in Greenland Ice
Always looking for the next adventure

This book is his story

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Komatik Press

KOMATIK
PRESS
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Front cover for ABE & ANN, a novel by Gary Moore: overlapping images of Abraham Liincoln and Ann Rutledge. The story of Lincoln's yonng romance.
Cover of Just Rhymes: Rows of corn with a picture of a log cabin in front. A collection of midwestern poems from the early twntieth century.
Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18
Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world.
Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One.
Cover of Wolverine the Trickster by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a dancing man with a wolverine's head atop the globe. Innu tales of Kwakwadjec.
Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland
Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador.
Cover oif Grateful Ned: The Life Story of Edward Heriot Shenton. Ned Shenton gazing at images from his exciting and adventerous life.
KOMATIK
PRESS
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of Just Rhymes: Rows of corn with a picture of a log cabin in front. A collection of midwestern poems from the early twntieth century.
Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world. Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One.
Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador. Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18
Cover of Wolverine the Trickster by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a dancing man with a wolverine's head atop the globe. Innu tales of Kwakwadjec. Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland
Cover oif Grateful Ned: The Life Story of Edward Heriot Shenton. Ned Shenton gazing at images from his exciting and adventerous life.
KOMATIK
PRESS
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world. Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One. Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador. Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18 Cover of Wolverine the Trickster by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a dancing man with a wolverine's head atop the globe. Innu tales of Kwakwadjec. Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland Cover oif Grateful Ned: The Life Story of Edward Heriot Shenton. Ned Shenton gazing at images from his exciting and adventerous life.