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Open 24 Hrs: A Book of Poems by Robert Balas & Paintings by 40 Local Artists About Kings Cross / Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia, Balas, Robert
201 Balas, Robert Open 24 Hrs: A Book of Poems by Robert Balas & Paintings by 40 Local Artists About Kings Cross / Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
Australia Tap Art Gallery 2005 0646453467 / 9780646453460 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
84 pages including colour illustrations. An expression of individual pursuit of poetry and art, but the ideal of co-operation and collaboration has been inherent in the compilation, pre-production and publication through to the launch of this book. From seventy poems, monologues and dialogues, l have selected forty for this collection in order to provide a balance that could evoke a wry smile without attitude, an implicit message that could be interpreted to induce a social awareness with or without conscience, a description of life in a moment or an impression formed from a glance that identifies with the rather unique character of life to be found in these localities. Poetry and art pertain to many dimensions of thought but to find the connection in meanings between the two genres offers yet another reality - a shared reality to which end the projection of this book has been given a priority of focus. In the interest of future collaboration between poets and visual artists, the cross-referential nature of this book seeks either a commonality or a counterpoint with regard to meanings implicit in the written word and those represented in the aesthetic and contextual value of the art. lt invites the observer or reader to find connections between the metaphors and analogies of the poems and the images and symbols of the artwork. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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A Road from Damascus, Balderstone, David
202 Balderstone, David A Road from Damascus
Australia The Poppy Press 1992 0646114409 / 9780646114408 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
219 pages. This book ventures behind daily news of the Middle East - images of killings, assassinations, bombings and faltering peace talks - to tell the story of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians caught up in the Middle East quagmire. The story of a Palestinian family and an Israeli family driven apart by the Arab-Israeli conflict emerges as British spy Dickie Jones attempts to reverse his dwindling career fortunes by exploiting his daughter’s friendship with an Australian archaeologist and photo-journalist. The Australian’s friendship with a Palestinian businessman reveals the saga of the two families, who for decades had been friends and neighbours in Jerusalem up to the years before modern Israel was founded. After more than forty years apart, the separate ways of the families cross briefly and tragically. This encounter focuses attention on the elusiveness of truth in the Middle East. Despite the undoubted tragedy of the Arab-Israeli dispute, the novel captures the humour, irony and fatalism of the area and its people, whose resilience belies the seriousness of the situation. David Balderstone was Middle East Correspondent for The Age, Melbourne, from 1977- 1983. During this time, he was a regular visitor to Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, covered peace negotiations between Egypt and Israel, and was a front line reporter on the Iran/Iraq war front and in Lebanon. Since then, he has visited the area regularly, and broadcast extensively on Middle East politics for the ABC ’s Radio Australia. He began his career as a cadet journalist on 'The Age' in 1966. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Poems by Young Australians 2004: the best entries from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize, Bale, Josephine et al
203 Bale, Josephine et al Poems by Young Australians 2004: the best entries from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize
Australia Random House 2004 0759320365 / 9780759320369 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xvi + 95 indexed pagespages including illustrations s and foreword by Bradley Trevor Greive. Here is a collection to share and enjoy uathe very best poems by young people, for young people. This anthology of winning and commended poems from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize is both a delight and a revelation, showcasing the remarkable talent of poets from 8 to 19 years of age. The brainchild of bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive, the Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize was launched in 2003 - a chance for young people to get creative, get writing and get published. The competition brings together two themes that have been linked throughout history - poetry and nature. Both are under threat, and both are passions of author Bradley Trevor Greive. 'Nature has always been one of the greatest inspirations for poetry. In fact, it is virtually impossible to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature without a love of poetry.' Bradley Trevor Greive. For primary students. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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What's up Mate?, Bales, Helen
204 Bales, Helen What's up Mate?
Australia Hodder & Stoughton 1987 0340372036 / 9780340372036 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
32 pages including colour illustrations. During the eighteen months my son Anthony was under treatment for cancer, we all - doctors, nurses and family - developed the habit of greeting him with "What's up, mate?". We didn't expect a reply but more often than not we did get a smile. Perhaps in the beginning, the question was too difficult for a six-year-old child to answer. During the long period of struggling to communicate and cope, Anthony himself became aware of our problem. When I decided to try to put it all down on paper, the idea was instantly endorsed "The kids need it, Mum," said Anthony. So do parents, friends, relatives and teachers. I hope that "What's Up Mate?" will make it just a little easier to cope in a very difficult situation. 
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Selby Speaks, Ball, Duncal
205 Ball, Duncal Selby Speaks
Australia Bluegum 1991 020716794X / 9780207167942 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo Allan Stomann 
140 pages. This is the second collection of uproariously funny stories about Selby. Selby’s back! Yep, the only talking dog in Australia and perhaps, the world, is here again with more adventures and misadventures. Selby valiantly tries to keep his gift of the gab a secret. After all, if his owners, the Trifles, find out that their pet pooch can talk, they might ask him to do chores like answer the telephone or do the shopping. Worse still, they might hand him over to snoopy scientists and he’d spend the rest of his life answering stupid questions. So Selby has vowed to keep his trap shut - even if it kills him! But only fast talking can save him when he’s caught in a cage with Two-Tooth Tina, or is about to be dumped over a cliff, or is going to be sliced into Selby-salami by a gigantic saw blade which is whirring closer and closer...Yikes! 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Piggotts in Peril, Ball, Duncan
206 Ball, Duncan Piggotts in Peril
Australia Angus & Robertson 2002 0207197830 / 9780207197833 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
175 pages. "The map!" Bert exclaimed. "The map to the Piggott Treasure! This could be the answer to everything! Yessssss!" 'Piggotts In Peril' begins with the shy and sensitive Bert Piggott accidentally finding the map to pirate treasure hidden many years ago by his great great great great grandfather. At first a quest for untold wealth seems the answer to all his problems but getting it means bringing along his scheming, ratbag family. Little does he know that what lies ahead are problems that even the pessimistic Bert could never imagine: the terror of turbulent seas aboard a "borrowed" boat, capture by pirates, being marooned on the Isle of the Dead, and more. Add to this mix the antics of his best friend (the child actress) Antigone Attwood and Bert's feeling of hopelessness soon turns to utter despair. 'Piggotts In Peril' is a warm, adventure comedy about the origins of the universe, the evolution of humankind - and pirate treasure. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of and covered in adhesive transparent plastic. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Selby Screams, Ball, Duncan
207 Ball, Duncan Selby Screams
Australia Angus & Robertson 1991 0207167281 / 9780207167287 Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Allan Stomann 
145 pages. The third collection of humorous stories for children, whose main character is Selby, a talking family dog. By the author of 'Selby's Secret', 'Selby Speaks' and other books of children's stories. Still determined to keep his amazing abilities a secret Selby finds himself chased by the Beast of Bogusville, in love with Lulu another talking dog, tormented by Aunt Jett’s dreadful son Willy, given truth serum, and he meets the whacky Count Karnht (who can’t count). And those are just some of Selby’s wonderful adventures in this book. Previous owner name in the first page. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Selby Sorcerer, Ball, Duncan
208 Ball, Duncan Selby Sorcerer
Australia HarperCollins 2003 0207198616 / 9780207198618 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Allan Stomann 
174 pages. A change is as good as a holidaybut for Selby, the two go hand in hand. Selby is lost in the Sahara Desert while looking for an ancient manuscript, he write a poem that is so sad that it brings the whole town of Bogusville to a stop, he is flipped into a parallel universe, he accidentally destroyed the most famous painting in the world and if these things aren’t bad enough, Willy and Billy, the Trifles’ terrible nephews are out to get Selby again in this weird and wonderful collection of very funny stories! For children ages 7-12. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Selby Splits, Ball, Duncan
209 Ball, Duncan Selby Splits
Australia Angus & Robertson 2001 0207197806 / 9780207197802 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo Allan Stomann 
194 pages. Can't teach an old dog new tricks? Hey, this ain't no ordinary dog we're talking about! Mr and Mrs Trifle have got something pretty special in their kennel - they've the smartest, funniest, most pernicketty mutt in Australia, and perhaps the world. He's prettier than Lassie; smarter than Scooby Doo and a damn sight more energetic than Snoopy - he's the one and only Selby, king of the canines! 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Selby Supersnoop, Ball, Duncan
210 Ball, Duncan Selby Supersnoop
Australia Angus & Robertson 2004 020720005X / 9780207200052 Soft Cover Good 12mo Stomann, Allan 
162 pages. What with crimes to solve, thieves to foil and adventures to fall headlong into, Selby's the busiest dog detective in the world. But will a nosy video camera reveal Selby's secret to the world? Modera curling in some pages. Inscription in the first page. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Selby's Joke Book, Ball, Duncan
211 Ball, Duncan Selby's Joke Book
Australia Angus & Robertson 2000 0207197156 / 9780207197154 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Stomann, Allan 
187 pages. From ‘the only talking dog in Australia’, comes a rib-tickling collection of great gags, jokes, riddles and funny sayings guaranteed to send you into peals of laughter! With help from Selby favourite funnyman, Gary Gaggs, and a few other characters the jokes come thick and fast. Superbly illustrated by legendary doggy doodler Allan Stomann, the Selby Joke Book is the ideal gift for the Selby devotee and the ideal companion to this highly successful and popular series of books. If you thought the Selby Joke Book was funny ... then you will love Selby's Side Splitting Joke Book. Selby has collected another bunch of hilariously humorous jokes, riddles, knock knocks and insults to tickle your funny bone and set you giggling and snorting so much you might just split your sides. Q: What do you get if you cross a toad with a galaxy? 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Selby's Side-Splitting Joke Book, Ball, Duncan
212 Ball, Duncan Selby's Side-Splitting Joke Book
Australia Angus & Robertson 2002 0207198535 / 9780207198533 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Allan Stomann 
150 pages. If you thought the Selby Joke Book was funny ... then you will love Selby's Side Splitting Joke Book.Selby, the only talking dog in Australia, and perhaps the world, has collected another bunch of hilariously humorous jokes, riddles, knock knocks and insults to tickle your funny bone and set you giggling and snorting so much you might just split your sides. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Case of the Vampire's Wire and Other Mysteries, Ball, Duncan
213 Ball, Duncan The Case of the Vampire's Wire and Other Mysteries
Australia Angus & Robertson 2006 0207200459 / 9780207200458 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Mark David 
186 pages. A detective's life is never dull but it may get a little dangerous! Young detectives Anna and Tim from Possum Creek are always in the right place at the wrong time - just when something strange occurs! Together they set about solving mysteries that have even the police puzzled ...In this collection of amazing detective stories, Anna and Tim find the real thief of the Getaway Gold, get more than they bargained for when they go to visit the famous Dame Matilda and set out to find the culprit behind their Uncle Mungo's fall from the vampire's wire. The Case of the Getaway Gold and The Case of the Vampire's Wire were both selected as Notable Books by the Children's Book Council of Australia. They are a great bridge for young readers who are moving on from picture books. For children. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Footrot Flats 15, Ball, Murray
214 Ball, Murray Footrot Flats 15
Australia Orin 1995 1875230386 / 9781875230389 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
48 pages. "Footrot Flats" was a comic strip written by New Zealand cartoonist Murray Ball. It ran from 1975 until 1994 in newspapers around the world. Unpublished strips continued to be released in book form until 2000. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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It's a Dog's Life, Ball, Murray
215 Ball, Murray It's a Dog's Life
Australia Orin 1988 095886487X / 9780958864879 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
Unpaginated (c.150pages). 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Bleed, Ball, Peter M.
216 Ball, Peter M. Bleed
Australia Twelfth Planet Press 2010 098082740X / 9780980827408 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
137 pages. An entertaining urban fantasy that doesnt waste the reader's time with unnecessarily details. The author gives the readers a complex protagonist and memorable characters in fiction. For ten years ex-cop Miriam Aster has been living with her one big mistake - agreeing to kill three men for the exiled Queen of Faerie. But when an old case comes back to haunt her it brings a spectre of the past with it, forcing Aster to ally herself with a stuntwoman and a magic cat in order to rescue a kidnapped TV star from the land of Faerie and stop the half-breed sorcerer who needs Aster’s blood. Ten years ago Miriam Aster learnt a simple lesson: when a faerie asks you to kill someone, the worst thing you can say is sure. Today she’s about to learn that worse things can happen when the past refuses to stay behind you. 
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Worlds Turned Upside Down, Ball, Rochelle E
217 Ball, Rochelle E Worlds Turned Upside Down
Australia Ginninderra Press 2005 1740272927 / 9781740272926 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
324 pages including b/w illustrations. In this moving, sometimes amusing and inspiring book, migrant children from Afghanistan, Finland, Ghana, Vietnam and other countries tell of life in their original homelands, departures that were often traumatic, and culture shock in adjusting to life in Australia. They also tell of their long search for identity as well as their great love for Australia and the Canberra community in particular. Dr Rochelle E. Ball is an Australian academic who has written extensively on international migration issues, and has worked in Asia, the United States and Australia. Her pioneering doctoral (Sydney University) and post-doctoral work (Cornell University) on the global labour migration of Filipino nurses examined its impact on households, national and international labour markets, and the implications for economic and political coherence of the Philippine state. She has also co-authored (With Charles Stahl, Christine Inglis and Pamela Gutman) a book on international migration and its implications for Australia. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Breakfast in Bali, Supper at the Savoy: A Guide to Trouble-Free Travel, Ballantyne, Tom
218 Ballantyne, Tom Breakfast in Bali, Supper at the Savoy: A Guide to Trouble-Free Travel
Australia ABC 1992 0733302408 / 9780733302404 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
203 pages including cartoons and a travel guide giving advice on how to deal with problem situations and common fears. Includes tips on air travel etiquette, eating out, driving in foreign cities and dealing with customs officials. A travel and aviation writer - Tom Ballantyne - and a leading Australian cartoonist - Alan Moir - combine to reassure and entertain intending travellers. 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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Teaching international Students: A brief guide for lecturers and Supervisors, Ballard, Brigid; Clanchy, John
219 Ballard, Brigid; Clanchy, John Teaching international Students: A brief guide for lecturers and Supervisors
Australia IDP Education 1997 0864030045 / 9780864030047 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
ix + 96 pages including bibliography. This book is written for academic staff who find they are being asked to teach and supervise increasing numbers of students from overseas. lt provides a systematic account of the problems of academic adjustment that confront foreign students, and it outlines practical strategies for teachers who work with these students. The theme of Teaching International Students is that many of the difficulties international students experience in their studies derive not so much from ‘poor English’ as from a clash of educational cultures. indeed, the attitudes to knowledge and learning which characterise formal education in other societies are often very different form those which underpin our own universities and colleges. Failure to recognise and address these difficulties can produce problems and frustrations for teachers and supervisors as well as for students. Brigid Ballard is Head of the Study Skills Centre at the Australian National University. John Clanchy is co-ordinator of the Graduate Teaching Program in the Graduate School in the same university. Between them, they have many years of experience working with international undergraduate and postgraduate students both in Australia and in Africa. Asia and the Pacific. They are the authors of a number of highly successful books including Essay Writing for Students and Study Abroad: a manual for Asian students. There is a small inscription in the first page. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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The Wow Factor: Global Research Compendium on the Impact of the Arts in Education, Bamford, Anne
220 Bamford, Anne The Wow Factor: Global Research Compendium on the Impact of the Arts in Education
Germany Waxmann Verlag GmbH 2009 3830916175 / 9783830916178 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
178 pages. More than ever before, the arts are shaping and influencing our daily lives through the media and the creative industries. The arts are no longer confined to museums and theatres, but are adding value to our national economies and improving the quality of education. This has implications for arts education. However, unlike other subjects taught at schools, the arts have rarely made their purpose clear: Why are they taught? What is good arts education? And what are the benefits of teaching creative subjects or using creative ways to teach? In 2004 Professor Anne Bamford conducted the first international analysis of arts education research for UNESCO, in partnership with IFACCA and the Australia Council. Comparing data and case studies from more than 60 countries, the book analyses the differences between 'education in the arts' and 'education through the arts'. While appreciating that arts programmes are embedded in their unique social and cultural contexts, Professor Bamford develops internationally comparable standards for quality arts education. In addition, she identifies a number of concrete educational, cultural, and social benefits of arts education. This definitive work is of major interest to policy-makers, educators and artists. 
Price: 21.00 AUD
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