January/February 2022 (15)

Duigan's Circus

ISBN: 9780473602093

Author: Peter Cooke   

In 1915 the most destructive war ever was consuming Europe. Responding to the call, New Zealand sent a mine-warfare unit to fight the siege for civilisation. ...


In 1915 the most destructive war ever was consuming Europe. Responding to the call, New Zealand sent a mine-warfare unit to fight the siege for civilisation. “So fierce was this struggle,” Dr Ian McGibbon ONZM says in his Foreword, “that the inexperienced New Zealand tunnellers were initially knocked off balance, but they quickly regain their equilibrium. They proved their mettle in this subterranean conflict (at Arras).. This history, written by an expert on New Zealand’s military engineering, greatly improves our understanding of the Tunnelling Company,… with careful attention to the documentary record. In bringing to light much new material about the company, its members and its achievements, Peter Cooke’s efforts are to be highly commended.”


Bind: paperback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 180 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 09-11-2021


$45.00
DUE > 16th Nov 2021
Lucas's Car

ISBN: 9780473605377

Author: Marie Munro    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

Will thrill-seeking, speed king, Lucas, resist the temptation, or will he drive his car down the stairs? Find out in Marie Munro and Rachel Doragh’s fourth, ...


Will thrill-seeking, speed king, Lucas, resist the temptation, or will he drive his car down the stairs? Find out in Marie Munro and Rachel Doragh’s fourth, fully bilingual New Zealand children’s picture book, translated by accredited Māori translator, Piripi Walker. Rachel Doragh’s dynamic illustrations incorporate related Māori words and phrases and bring the story to life in an authentic kiwi environment. Piripi Walker’s translation has kept the words simple and clear, so the rhythm is right, and each sentence flows when delivered aloud. Selling Points • Bilingual text (English and Māori). In line with Ministry of Education requirements for “Beginning to use te reo Māori Levels 1-2” (simple, short dialogues, phrases and sentences, simple questions. Simple reo Māori words, phrases, and sentences with some complex or less familiar reo Māori phrases and sentences). • Child-centred storyline about family relationships, an ethnically diverse group of friends, colours and an ever-present temptation. • Flowing, easy-to-read English text with literal Māori translation. • Colourful illustrations that are lots of fun and provide opportunities for conversations about family relationships, ethnicities, flora, fauna, colours and natural consequences. • Day-to-day New Zealand content. • English/Māori glossary for colours, and a simplified personal introduction that includes family relationships and friends. • Will appeal to children who enjoy playing with family and friends.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2021


$25.00
DUE > 10th Dec 2021
The Joke Collector's Notebook

ISBN: 9780995121065

Author: Tom E Moffatt    Publisher: Write Laugh

Heard a funny one-liner in the playground? Found some hilarious jokes online? Jot them all down in The Joke Collector's Notebook, complete with 100 illustrated...


Heard a funny one-liner in the playground? Found some hilarious jokes online? Jot them all down in The Joke Collector's Notebook, complete with 100 illustrated jokes, fun challenges, and handy tips on finding and telling jokes. Perfect for joke-lovers aged 8 and up.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 230


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2021


$17.50
Peter Pan and Wendy

ISBN: 9781841358154

Author: J M Barrie    Publisher: Award Publications

Acclaimed illustrator Robert Ingpen takes readers on a magical, unforgettable trip to Neverland in this sumptuous edition of the classic story, complete with a ...


Acclaimed illustrator Robert Ingpen takes readers on a magical, unforgettable trip to Neverland in this sumptuous edition of the classic story, complete with a foreword by the great-great grand nephew of J.M. Barrie himself. Like Peter Pan himself, Barrie's timeless tale never grows old, although it has captivated children of all ages for a century. Robert Ingpen's illustrations capture once more the fantastic adventures of Peter Pan and Wendy, the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, and the wicked Captain Hook. This handsome volume is sure to find a treasured place in any home or library.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2022


$29.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
Enchanted Worlds

ISBN: 9780764362293

Authors: Amy Zerner, Monte Farber    Publisher: Schiffer Books

When artist Amy Zerner met author Monte Farber an enchanted relationship was formed. They are a bestselling husband and wife team whose expertise and inspiring ...


When artist Amy Zerner met author Monte Farber an enchanted relationship was formed. They are a bestselling husband and wife team whose expertise and inspiring approach to oracular wisdom is highly sought after. Since 1988, they have shared their distinctive brand of life mastery and artistic excellence through their unique, award-winning works, which have sold nearly three million copies and have been published in eighteen languages. Based on intuition-building techniques and their original interpretations of astrology, tarot, alchemy, metaphysics, and creativity, these useful and beautifully designed systems are accessible to a mainstream audience. Zerner and Farber have been featured in such media outlets as Forbes, The Observer, The New York Times, Oprah, Well+Good, Vogue, News 12 Long Island, MindBodyGreen, FabFitFun, Bustle, and Refinery29, as well as on many tv, radio and podcast shows.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2021


$75.00
DUE > 28th Feb 2022
Portable Patchwork

ISBN: 9780764362026

Author: Pamela Weeks    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Want to make your quilting easier to carry with you? Try the quilt-as-you-go methods that women of the 1800s invented so they could work on small blocks in stol...


Want to make your quilting easier to carry with you? Try the quilt-as-you-go methods that women of the 1800s invented so they could work on small blocks in stolen snatches of time. This quilting approach has many other benefits: It allows shorter sessions for tasks that some find tedious-no more weeklong cutting or piecing marathons. It makes sewing-machine work less cumbersome, makes use of small batting scraps, and doesn't require a frame. Based on research ranging from the women's diaries, to finds at quilt auctions, to clues shared by worldwide quilter chat groups, Portable Patchwork tells stories about the origins of this technique and the creative women who made or owned the quilts. Included are four projects demonstrating different quilt-as-you-go methods, allowing you to master this technique and add your own unlimited variations-just as your foremothers did.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2021


$65.00
DUE > 28th Feb 2022
The American Renaissance Tarot

ISBN: 9780764362316

Author: Thea Wirsching    Publisher: Red Feather

Step back in time and celebrate the nation's most iconic writers with this traditional deck that blends American literature, esotericism, and Tarot. The Major A...


Step back in time and celebrate the nation's most iconic writers with this traditional deck that blends American literature, esotericism, and Tarot. The Major Arcana tell the two intertwined stories that define the American Renaissance period in literature: the exaltation of the human spirit under Transcendentalism, and the epic fight to abolish slavery. Major figures like Emerson (the Magician), Whitman (the World), and Thoreau (the Hermit) are outlined in the short chapters that accompany each card. Listen as the Kings of the four suits, Herman Melville (Wands), Frederick Douglass (Coins), Edgar Allan Poe (Swords), and Nathaniel Hawthorne (Cups), tell their tales as illustrated in the Minor Arcana. Over thirty writers from the years 1825 to 1875 are profiled in this project that expertly reveals how America's metaphysical history is at work beneath the surface of its classic literature.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2021


$75.00
DUE > 28th Feb 2022
Movies of the 2000s

ISBN: 9783836587341

Author: Jurgen Muller    Publisher: Taschen

The films that defined the noughties Our Movies series enters the 21st century with this definitive lineup of the most important films made during the 2000s, an...


The films that defined the noughties Our Movies series enters the 21st century with this definitive lineup of the most important films made during the 2000s, an age of evergreen franchises, historical epics, and comic-book superheroes, as well as fast-evolving CGI aesthetics, low-key global indies gaining unprecedented audiences, and hard-hitting documentaries (and mockumentaries) becoming mainstream feature hits. Through the gripping stories, insightful dramas, and thrilling, mindless escapism Movies of the 2000s gathers the best of the best around the globe, from the blockbuster Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings installments to cult classics Lost in Translation, Inglourious Basterds, No Country for Old Men, The Lives of Others, and And Your Mother Too. Each movie masterpiece is profiled with stills and production photos, a synopsis, analysis, and movie-buff trivia, as well as cast, crew, and technical listings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 736


Dimensions: 196 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2021


$90.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2021
Science Illustration : A Visual Exploration of Knowledge from the 15th Century to Today

ISBN: 9783836573320

Author: Anna Escardo    Publisher: Taschen

From the first detailed drawing of the moon to the first sketch of a cell, the earliest computer to black holes, trace the visual history of knowledge in this f...


From the first detailed drawing of the moon to the first sketch of a cell, the earliest computer to black holes, trace the visual history of knowledge in this far-reaching collection of science illustrations. Some 300 milestones across anatomy, physics, chemistry, astronomy, and more, chronicle humanity's greatest discoveries through the work of those who studied, developed, and documented them, from the 15th century to today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 468


Dimensions: 246 x 372 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2021


$175.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Helmut Newton : Basic Art series

ISBN: 9783836571128

Author: Helmut Newton    Publisher: Taschen

Enter a world of dark, brooding landscapes, of high-voltage sexual energy, and of glamorous, powerful women. With an unfailing eye for impact, Helmut Newton rev...


Enter a world of dark, brooding landscapes, of high-voltage sexual energy, and of glamorous, powerful women. With an unfailing eye for impact, Helmut Newton revolutionized the art of photography. The Berlin-born master becomes the first photographer to grace our Basic Art series in this collection exploring all facets of his career, across portraits, polaroids, fashion work, and street scenes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2021


$33.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
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