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Product Description: "In a world where the media relentlessly enflames fear and hatred, here is a quiet voice espousing the triumph of love and peace." —Archbishop Desmond Tutu"This book shows the many similarities between Buddhism and Christianity, such as the practices of compassion, love, contemplation, and tolerance...read more

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9781935248842 | Leapfrog Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "In a world where the media relentlessly enflames fear and hatred, here is a quiet voice espousing the triumph of love and peace.

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Product Description: "A poignant story of colonization and assimilation, something I know a little bit about. A masterpiece."—Chinua AchebePraise for Edge of Nowhere:"Smelcer's prose is lyrical, straightforward, and brilliant . . . authentic Native Alaskan storytelling at its best...read more

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9781935248828 | Leapfrog Pr, August 9, 2016, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: "A poignant story of colonization and assimilation, something I know a little bit about.

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Product Description: "Poetry at its most satirical and courageous. A tremendous book."—Seamus Heaney"Few voices in American literature are so honest and daring."—Mark Strand"One of our most brilliant poets."—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz"I feel the primal grain and temper of the genuine here...read more
By R. Crumb (illustrator), X. J. Kennedy (foreword by), John Smelcer, Ruth Stone (foreword by) and Diane Wakoski (foreword by)

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9781935248804 | Leapfrog Pr, April 12, 2016, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: "Poetry at its most satirical and courageous.

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Product Description: "Smelcer clearly knows his way around Alaskan mountains."—David Roberts, author of The Mountain of My FearPraise for Edge of Nowhere:"A survival story, but one with a strong heart."—ForeWord Reviews"A thought-provoking and moving coming-of-age story...read more

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9781935248651 | Leapfrog Pr, July 21, 2015, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: "Smelcer clearly knows his way around Alaskan mountains.

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Product Description: "More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe."—Frank McCourtPraise for Lone Wolves:"A beautiful and moving story of courage and love."—Ray Bradbury"Powerful, eloquent, and fascinating, showcasing a vanishing way of life in rich detail...read more

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9781935248576 | Leapfrog Pr, August 12, 2014, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: "More psychological depth than Robinson Crusoe.
9781849391962 | Reprint edition (Andersen Pr Ltd, May 1, 2012), cover price $8.99 | About this edition: An astonishing tale of survival in Alaska, this poignant Robinson Crusoe story is based on true events A year after his mother dies, 16-year old Seth and his dog, Tucker, are washed overboard from his father's fishing boat during a torrential storm, and are assumed drowned.

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Product Description: "A beautiful and moving story of courage and love."—Ray BradburyPraise for The Great Death:"An amazing story."—Frank McCourt"Gripping and poignant. . . . An unforgettable survival tale."—Horn Book"A beautiful, poignant story."—Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner"Graphically illustrates the effects of a plague on isolated peoples...read more

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9781935248408 | Leapfrog Pr, October 15, 2013, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: "A beautiful and moving story of courage and love.

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9781935248552 | Leapfrog Pr, October 15, 2013, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: "A beautiful and moving story of courage and love.

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Product Description: Poetry. Native American Studies. Translated into English from the Ahtna Athabaskan by the author. "In a world where such poets are more rare than people might imagine, John Smelcer is one of the truly great poets I have come across in my life. His poetry is genius."—Ruth Stone
By John E. Smelcer and Larry Vienneau (illustrator)

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9780893042622 | Bilingual edition (Cross-Cultural Communications, April 15, 2012), cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Poetry.

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Product Description: Fiction. Written over the course of a quarter century by one fo Alaska's best living writers, these two dozen stories embody the spirit of Alaska—its colliding cultures, magnificent beauty and dangerously unforgivign environment. "John Smelcer is Alaska's modern-day Jack London"—W...read more

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9780979194474 | Small Pr Distribution, April 1, 2011, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Fiction.

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Product Description: The Great Death arrived with the man from downriver, the one who came with the light-colored strangers and had little red spots covering his body. Thirteen-year-old Millie and her younger sister, Maura, are fascinated by the guests, but soon sickness takes over their village...read more

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9780805081008 | 1 edition (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, October 27, 2009), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: The Great Death arrived with the man from downriver, the one who came with the light-colored strangers and had little red spots covering his body.

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By Diane Crown (illustrator), James Kari (trans), John Smelcer (illustrator) and Jake Tansy

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9780965631013 | 2 edition (Ahtna Heritage Foundation, March 1, 1997), cover price $10.00

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Product Description: With over 60 myths and legends from 20 Alaska Native groups, this is the single most comprehensive collection of Alaska Native traditional stories/narratives in existence! beautifully illustrated (maps included). The book even contains an extensive bibliography of known references on the subject...read more
By Susie Bevins (illustrator), Larry, John Smelcer and Vienneau

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9780963400000 | 2 edition (Salmon Run Pr, May 1, 1992), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With over 60 myths and legends from 20 Alaska Native groups, this is the single most comprehensive collection of Alaska Native traditional stories/narratives in existence!

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