Kazoo Books Distribution
We distribute several local titles. For order information or details, please send us an email.
Art Speaks: Painting and Poetry by Mary Hatch and Elizabeth Kerlikowske
Mary Hatch and Elizabeth Kerlikowske, 2018
Book: 10 x 8 x 0.4 inches
105 pages, paperback.
Color illustrations throughout.
Art Speaks is a collaboration between artist Mary Hatch and poet Elizabeth Kerlikowske as they explore the artistic relationships between visual and verse.
Mary sends Elizabeth two images, title-less; Elizabeth writes and returns. The title is shared only after the writing because that could be too influential. The titles frequently add another layer to the collaboration.
Looking for the Amber Room by Judith Rypma
As Prof. Wolfgang Eichwede once put it, “Some people have princesses and fairies. Others have the Amber Room.” Often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Amber Room was commissioned by Prussia’s Frederick I in the early 18th century. With over 100,000 pieces of various shades of amber inlaid with mosaics, the room caught the eye of collector and amber aficionado Peter the Great. In its new Russian home, the room fascinated Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, so much so that the latter commissioned artisans to add additional elaborate mirrors, Romanov crests, gemstones, and 70 objets d’art that dazzled all who saw it in its presumably permanent home in a palace outside St. Petersburg. Read More
The Crooked Tree Prints by Ladislav R. Hanka
Etchings of Native American marker trees, inspired by the Greensky Council Trees of Northern Michigan. Essays, remarks, and notes are in both English and Anishinaabe.
Hunter’s Quest by Mara Mae
Old Wood Press
Book: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
78 pages, paperback.
Color and grayscale illustrations throughout.
After moving to Michigan, Hunter turns to the comfort of Sandy beaches and sailing ships on the shores of Lake Michigan. Hunter’s Grandpa helps ease the stress of Hunter’s “big move” and reaches out to Chance, the local bully, who sinks Hunter’s hope of embracing Kalamazoo as his true home. Impatient to find new friends, Hunter grows tired of Kalamazoo until a promising change brings songs of friendship, hope, and laughter. The quest leads Hunter through historic years on Parson Street where thousands of musical instruments were born. Along the quest, Hunter casts another type of jig and catches a glimpse of Shakespeare Company where people of all ages have been peacefully reeling for over 115 years! Take the trek with Hunter and see what you discover!
Mara Mae is also the author of Haylee’s Treasure.
In Pursuit of Birds by Ladislav R. Hanka
A foray with field glasses and sketchbook. Drawings and etchings of birds with stories about birding in exotic places.
Parts Work, New 4th Edition
by Tom Holmes
Winged Heart Press
Book: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
132 pages dark red paperback.
Parts Work describes our inner psychological world with drawings which are moving, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous and often poignant. The book shows how we can disentangle ourselves from the problematic habitual patterns in which we get stuck, and offers ways of positively using our particular talents and style for a fuller life. Through practical examples as well as clinical illustrations, the book helps us to understand ourselves and others better.
Inner Active Cards are an accessible and effective way to give an image and voice to our emotional states and mind chatter, the sub-personalities within us called Parts. This boxed set contains 62 durable color illustrations depicting the inner active life of our Parts, plus ten blank cards for creating your own images. Inner Active Cards were created in response to clientele who found Tom Holmes’s book Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life, an effective and accessible way to navigate and bring healing to the inner world of “Parts.”
Then & Now: Coloma, Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet
by R.L. Rasmussen
Connect the Old with the New. Follow the pictoral journey of a township, two towns and a lake through images from the past to the present.
These pages will bring back memories for older generations; provide the current generation a connection to a place and its past; and preserve and document a part of local history for future generations.
Using Native Plants to Restore Community in Southwest Michigan and Beyond
by Nancy Cutbirth Small and Tom Small
The book includes much of the information and observations about plants, plant communities, and natural landscaping that Nancy gathered over the years, together with essays and articles that Nancy and Tom wrote together or separately for many local, regional, and international publications. The book includes 175 illustrations, most of them commissioned specially for this book.
Vinnie & Violet…Sweet Buzzard Love
by E.H. VanDenBerg
Can Turkey Vultures fall in love? Do they have hopes and dreams? Can they help the planet? The answers to these questions can be found in this humorous story of a plain and simple buzzard named Vinnie who falls in love with a vulture babe named Violet. While eating lunch on Avenue G, Vinnie protects Violet from a bully buzzard and wins Violet’s affection. Children will gain a new appreciation for these birds of prey and will also enjoy the toe-tapping, rollicking song, “Sweet Buzzard Love.” Vinnie and Violet comes with an audio CD with narration by the author and “Sweet Buzzard Love.”
Wisdom of the Mystic Mountain Warrior
by Edward Armstrong
Edward Armstrong is in the fortunate position of being leveraged into submission holds during weekly jujitsu lessons with his teacher, awakener, and friend, Peter Ragnar. Wisdom of the Mystic Mountain Warrior: Life Lessons from a Master of the Mixed Martial Arts, is a delightful reference book for the soul, chock-full of Mr. Ragnar’s revolutionary methods and techniques for success on and off the mat. Built into this personal account of the pursuit of excellence is a high-voltage integrity that lays the foundation of the deeply life-affirming relationship between these two men and to the secrets of success revealed in the book. Read More.