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A 36 page book relating the true childhood story of native Alaskan artist Melvin Olanna, written by his widow Karen Olanna. The book's compelling text is illustrated with original artwork (sculpture, drawings, photographs) and quotes from the well known artist himself.

This book was created in collaboration with Karen Olanna and can be purchased here or at Karen Olanna's Blurb Book Store.

It can be purchased directly from Karen Olanna's Blurb Bookstore. Search Karen in the search field at the top of the page.


About the Author

Joe & Jan McDaniel - BookCrafters
Maxfocus Parker, Colorado, USA

Want to make a book and publish it on your own? Or maybe an E-book? Our husband and wife team has helped many first-timers self publish books. We are experienced common sense professionals, creative and comfortable with computers, pixels, and Blurb BookSmart software! We specialize in MEMOIRS, photo-journals and other family & personal books. To review some of our recently published books from our store go to: or browse through our Blurb Bookstore on this website.

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Publish Date  July 01, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  36 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Children

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karenolanna says

I would like to commend and recommend Joe McDaniel's work editing and up loading my text and photos to make this book happen. To anyone who wants to do their own book project but needs help navigating the technical and emotional aspect of completing a family book, Joe is a wonderful,kind, encouraging, competent help in a timely manner.

posted at 09:41am Jul 20 PST

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