This is a new and exciting book from Can of Worms Kids Press: Monkey Magic: The Curse of Mukada by Grant S. Clark.
‘A beautifully written tale of good vs evil that will inspire its readers to join the fight to save the Orangutan and help save the Earth, too!‘ National Geographic Kids
“A gripping adventure with an important message.”
– Jeremy Strong, bestselling children’s author
“A super book! Please buy it, treasure it in your library and share its message with your family. Then open up the website and text all your friends to follow the instructions so all of you can do your best to help save the orangutans and the rainforests of Borneo in which they live before it is too late.” – David Bellamy, television presenter, conservationist & writer
A portion of sales proceeds are donated to charities helping to save the Orangutan. And a special adopt-an-Orangutan offer is featured in the back of the book. For more information and to order books go here.
The Hay Festival and the National Trust have announced the winners of the Outdoors Books of the Year poll to find the best recent writing about the outdoors.
Titles ranged from fact and fiction to prose and poetry, across a wide variety of themes, from gardening and wildlife to extreme sports and travel.
Hundreds of votes were received via the National Trust’s website, which ran the poll between 15 April and 20 May.
And our very own Mission:Explore was among the winners. You can visit here to order copies on a special offer. Our congratulations to all the other winners.
And you can go here to read the Press Release from the National Trust.
Mission Explore continues to receive fabulous praise from all corners of the Earth. This latest comes from the National Geographic: “Mission:Explore is bold, cool, exciting, innovative, geographic, educational…and just plain fun! I was thrilled to work with the Geography Collective to create seven special freshwater missions in celebration of Geography Awareness Week in the U.S. I am confident that these missions will help kids gain new perspectives on the fascinating geography of fresh water—in their own backyards, and across the many ponds dotting our Earth. Mission:Explore motivates children to engage in early scientific investigation and creative play in outdoor and real-world settings. Every curious kid, budding geographer, and responsible parent should have a copy! — Sarah Jane Caban, National Geographic Education
“it may just be the most revolutionary geography-related book ever published” Geographical Magazine August 2010
We certainly believed in the groundbreaking and ‘revolutionary’ Mission:Explore book which Can of Worms published this April 1st. But it wonderful to receive such an endorsement for the great work of The Geography Collective and Tom Morgan-Jones’s humourous illustrations. And if you haven’t got a copy yet, you can order by clicking here: Mission:Explore or through your local bookstore on online retailer.
The wonderfully inventive and incorrigibly curious crew at The Geography Collective have launched a new blog to track stories in the media about risk aversion. Our recently published book: Mission:Explore, written by The Geography Collective and illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones is the purest antidote known to man*(kind) and beast for the cotton wool culture that our children are being enveloped in.
Do please go and take a look at their blog: http://thegeographycollective.wordpress.com/ as well as the book, and please tell your friends.
* for man please also read woman, boy, girl, child, etc. etc
“For all our sakes we need more children falling off branches, getting lost in forests and getting stuck inside trees. The message is simple; it is more risky not to go into the woods. It is dangerous for not only the health of the individual but the world.
Recently the media has been wrapped up in a blanket of stories about cotton-wool kids.”
This was the beginning of a fascinating blog post on the Stanfords Bookstore website, written by Daniel Raven-Ellison of The Geography Collective. You can read the entire blog here: http://www.stanfords.co.uk/articles/blog/the-geography-collective-get-lost-kids,229,AR.html
And please pre-order your copy/ies of MIssion:Explore off these pages as well. For every two you buy a third copy WILL be donated to kids who can’t afford their own copy.
We always appreciate readers’ reviews for our books whether good or bad. Feedback on what we publish is an invaluable tool to improving our selection process as well as the editorial and production work we undertake to challenge the way we see things. This year is the tenth anniversary of the publication of The Jungle Beat: Fighting Terrorists in Malaya, written by Roy Follows and published by Eye Books.
Sales of this book continue, especially on line where a cadre of enthusiasts, academics and people interested in military history have found and appreciate Roy’s book. This is just one example of a recent review, reproduced here in full from Amazon:
I can’t think of enough superlatives for this book. It is exciting, funny, informing and very very observant all at the same time and written without the swaggering testosterone that is so evident in so many military accounts that one can read today (not saying that that is bad, just different). It harks back to the sunset of the British Empire and is a first hand account of a down-to-earth, no-nonsense individual who conducted exhausting and nerve racking operations deep into communist terrorist jungle territory. From the events and actions detailed in this book you would initally have thought this was some special forces unit, but in fact these were all the actions of the then Malayan Police, who were every bit as tough and uncompromising.
The book is quite short, but that in itself is a redeeming feature as they prose is kept short and sweet. It never goes into minute by minute break down of events but nevertheless paints a vivid picture.
I highly recommended this book.
Thank you for all the support that you provide to our “back catalogue”.
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MORGAN TSVANGIRAI, PRIME MINISTER OF ZIMBABWE
Morgan Richard Tsvangirai: A Villager’s Journey to Prime Minister.
Proposed Publication Date: Spring 2010.
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Nominated for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Morgan Tsvangirai is the first non-lawyer recipient of
The 2009 International Bar Association human rights award
International Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 from the Spanish Foundation Cristobal Gabarron
The worldview of Zimbabwe is a country in turmoil. Despite being rich in natural resources and minerals, the country has been run down by a Dictator and wracked with massive corruption, inflation and conflict. Zimbabweans have constantly called out to the world to intervene and end the rampant racism and “black-on-black” oppression that it strangling its chance to contribute to the world and provide a fair democratic society to its people.
The view of Morgan Tsvangirai is one of hope and change. A man who despite beatings and charges of treason and a personal tragedy of losing his wife, Susan, in a car accident, has stood by his resolve and strength to run the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and a country which can lead Africa out of political and social mire.
What made the son of a rural bricklayer, who dropped out early from high school to help his family look after his eight younger siblings, feel equipped to challenge Robert Mugabe, the liberation war icon who turned into one of the most feared dictators in history?
Through a simple and consultative leadership style, which has parallels to US President Barrack Obama, he earned the simultaneous respect of the poor, academics and the famous. His nimble-footed and smart approach to rally the nation against serious odds surprised many, propelling him into the club of young, promising African leaders with as yet unexplained capacity to navigate through a murky political terrain for public good.
Tsvangirai is neither a Mahatma Gandhi nor a Nelson Mandela but very much his own man. This book gives us the insight to Morgan Richard Tsvangirai a new force on the world stage.
About the Author
As his personal assistant, advisor and spokesperson, T. William Bango and Morgan Tsvangirai have shared alot together over the last 6 years – not least the recent infamous beatings which nearly cost both their lives at the hands of Mugabe’s Zanu militia. Prior to this, Bango’s spent 23 years in journalism which took him as an aide to Robert Mugabe, a founding editor for the banned Daily News, and a Masters in journalism from University of Cardiff, and a three-year stint as a journalism lecturer at the Institute for Advancement of Journalism. He has recently completed a sabbatical to complete an MPA from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
T. William Bango lives in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Eye Books’ hilarious Crap Cycle Lanes is the book of the month in this Month’s Architect’s Journal. http://tinyurl.com/archjourn “Architects come up against short-sighted planning on a daily basis – not least when they get on their bikes”. An appropriate choice as the 2009 Cycle Show has just opened at Earls Court. See our special 2009 Cycle Show offers for special discounts on all Eye Cycle titles.