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The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses

By: A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, National Library of Australia: 2014

Seller ID: 001184

ISBN: 064227858X

Condition: New


These books were originally published in 1914 as a 'pocket editions for the trenches', designed for soldiers to slip into their back pockets and carry with them through their war days. Probably purchased by wives, girlfriends and mothers, they were a little piece of Australia to relish amongst the horrors of war. The 47 poems in the book include all the favourites: A Bush Christening, A Mountain Station, Black Swans, Clancy of the Overflow, Conroy's Gap, In the Droving Days, Over the Range, Our New Horse, Saltbush Bill, The Man from Snowy River, and The Daylight is Dying. About the Author B... View more info

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A Rugged Bunch of Diggers Book 1: A must for anyone who has ever pulled on an army boot [used book][out of print]

By: Bill Charlton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Charlton Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: A1120

ISBN: 0957762003

Condition: Good


In compiling this book of poems, I don't think I have over emphasised enough, the importance of humour in Army life. It was the one vital ingredient that was necessary in toning down the extent of hardships endured, the loneliness, & personal tragedies experienced by most servicemen & ex-servicemen. 80 pages. View more info

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A Rugged Bunch of Diggers Book 2: A must for anyone who has ever pulled on an army boot [used book][out of print]

By: Bill Charlton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Charlton Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: A1121

ISBN: 095776202X

Condition: Good


A second book of poetry by Bill Charlton, Vietnam War veteran about personnel of the Australian Army. 94 pages. View more info

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The Puffin Book Of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

By: Edited by Brian Patten

Price: $27.95

Publisher: UK, Puffin: 1999

Seller ID: A1371

ISBN: 0140384219

Condition: New


The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry is an amazing celebration - a wonderful collection of poems by ten outstanding poets. There is something here for all the family to share and enjoy, time after time. There are ten sections in the book, all illustrated in glorious full colour by a different illustrator, each as varied in their style as the poets. And an interview with the relevant poet begins each section, so you can find out a little more about them. The mix of vibrant colours and highly individual voices make this unique poetry collection truly and utterly brilliant! The Utterly Bri... View more info

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A Celebration of Motherhood: A Beautifully Illustrated Anthology of Verse and Prose

By: Edited by Fiona Hunter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books: 2013

Seller ID: 000494

ISBN: 0754826341

Condition: New


This title is a beautiful illustrated anthology of verse and prose. This lavishly-illustrated and decorative collection brings together beautiful works of art that have been specially selected to accompany delightful pieces of verse and prose. It is a book that commemorates and reveres the role of mothers in families and in society. It is the ideal gift for every mother of any age, and for children at any stage of their lives, who remember their mothers with love and gratitude. This charming anthology is a celebration and commemoration of motherhood - its joys and anxieties, its excitements an... View more info

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Rich and Rare: A Collection of Australian Stories, Poetry and Artwork

By: Edited by Paul Collins

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Ford Street Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003186

ISBN: 1925272117

Condition: New


An anthology can be compared to a patchwork quilt, sewn by many hands. Each piece in the patchwork is different: distinctive in texture, shape, pattern, colour. Each piece, separately created, has its own individuality, is its own thing, and could exist on its own. You are about to enjoy some of Australia's best stories, poetry and artwork from the likes of: Shaun Tan Leigh Hobbs James Roy Justin D'Ath Kirsty Murray Simon Higgins Gary Crew Scot Gardner and many others . . . View more info

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Shoctopus: Poems to Grip You!

By: Harry Laing

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Bunda Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003092

ISBN: 0980435021

Condition: New


Shape-poems, verb-poems, chants, rhymes, songs and rap, they're all just jumping off the page in this collection of illustrated poems. They're not just funny, they'll make you see the world differently. Featuring Alien Dads, Jellyfish, Acrobat Rats, Wheelie-bin raps and the incredible Supertap. Plus Clinton De Vere's illustrations make it an even more fun experience. View more info

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The Odyssey : Second Norton Critical Edition

By: Homer

Price: $31.95

Publisher: USA, WW Norton & Co: 1993

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9780393964059

ISBN: 0393964051

Condition: New


The English translation of Homer's masterpiece matches the Greek line for line; no other translation is more faithful to the original. The result is a melodic version that preserves Homer's style. A glossary and a map of the Greek world accompany the text. The Odyssey in Antiquity provides contextual materials and commentary to increase readers' appreciation for literature and life in the Homeric age. A collection of nine assessments of The Odyssey by ancient and medieval writers, including Pindar, Aristotle, Seneca, and Scholia, is featured. Essays by G. S. Kirk and Martin P. Nils... View more info

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The Cattle Dog's Revenge: Bush Ballads and Yarns

By: Jack Drake

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003985

ISBN: 1921920491

Condition: New


The Australian bushmans sense of humour is legendary dry, laconic and with a good bite. Jack Drake is one of Australia's best writers and reciters of this comic bush verse. He also has a great sense of farcical and the crazy tall story. These are ballads and yarns you'll want to recite in the evenings on the verandah. View more info

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The Power of Poetry [Second Edition]

By: Jo Eshuys and Vic Guest and Glendon Lewer and Cathy Crawley

Price: $66.95

Publisher: Australia, Cengage Learning: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9780170124850

ISBN: 0170124851

Condition: New


The Power of Poetry is a highly valuable poetry reference book for secondary students. It teaches skill development and explores poetry under broad themes, ideas and feelings. The new edition focuses on students as creators of poetry and exposes them to a wide variety of poetic techniques and forms. In line with recent developments in English curricula across Australia, The Power of Poetry includes activities in critical and visual literacy and multiple intelligences. The activities are geared towards years 7-10 students, but are also suitable for senior students. A complimentary CD'ROM contai... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Omar Khayyam and translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $7.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2009

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9781853261879

ISBN: 1853261874

Condition: New


In the renowned translation by Edward FitzGerald, with an introduction by Professor Cedric Watts. Here is Edward FitzGerald's original translation of the Rubaiyat, the collection of poems attributed to the Persian astronomer and mathematician, Omar Khayyam. FitzGerald's distinctive version (1859), with its oriental imagery and sensual warmth, made an exotic appeal to the Victorian imagination. Its scepticism fitted a time of increasing religious doubt; its romantic melancholy resonated with the writings of Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy; and its epicureanism heralded the Aesthetic Movement. I... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [Dover Thrift Edition]

By: Omar Khayyam and translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $5.99

Publisher: USA, Dover Publications: 2011

Edition: First and Fifth Editions

Seller ID: 9780486264677

ISBN: 048626467X

Condition: New


One of the best-known, most often-quoted English classics. Edward FitzGerald's free translation of skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Omar Khayyam (1048-1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. Explanation of Persian names and unfamiliar terms. Omar Khayyam (1048 1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and a philosopher who was not known as a poet in his lifetime. Later, a body of quatrains became attached to his name, although not all were his works. These verses lay in obscurity until 1859, when Edward FitzGerald (1809 1883), an English country gentleman, publ... View more info

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Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary: An alphabetical dictionary of rhymes for all primary school children

By: Oxford Dictionaries

Price: $20.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2014

Seller ID: 9780192735584

ISBN: 0192735586

Condition: New


The Oxford Children's Rhyming Dictionary is the perfect tool to help children write their own poetry. The alphabetical list of words that rhyme and index of sounds make it simple to find a rhyme, as well as reinforcing spelling skills. These are accompanied by lively illustrations, and lots of amusing and inspiring poems by John Foster.At the back of the book are engaging activities which explain many types of rhymes, from raps and chants to limericks and couplets, to help children understand different varieties of poetry. These are combined with activities, tips and prompts which encourage ch... View more info

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Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary: Over 1000 rhyming words for young children writing first poems

By: Oxford Dictionaries

Price: $19.50

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2014

Seller ID: 9780192735591

ISBN: 0192735594

Condition: New


Have fun in the sun, drink lemonade in the shade and be inspired to write about pirates, kings and magic rings in the Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary. The dictionary contains a clear and simple alphabetical list of words that rhyme and rhyming sounds, as well as an index to make finding words simple. John Foster's lively poems accompany the rhyming sounds, and every page features bright and colourful illustrations. Children can expand their vocabulary, practise phonic sounds to help with spelling, and being to write their own rhymes!Writing, reciting and reading poetry is a requirement of the ... View more info

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Oxford Rhyming Dictionary Second Revised Edition

By: Oxford Dictionaries

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2013

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9780199674220

ISBN: 0199674221

Condition: New


From writing poems to writing birthday cards, and from composing advertising slogans to music lyrics, the New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary has what every writer (or budding writer) needs. It contains rhymes for over 45,000 words, including proper names, place names, and foreign terms used in English. The clear organization and layout make it easy to find the rhymes you are looking for. Words are grouped usefully by sound and there is also a complete A-Z index to help you quickly navigate to the relevant section. In-text notes offer tips on using rhymes effectively, make suggestions for expanding ... View more info

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

By: T. S. Eliot

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Faber and Faber: 2010

Seller ID: 003321

ISBN: 0571268978

Condition: New


T.S. Eliot's collection of cat poems, written originally to amuse his godchildren and friends, has become one of the all-time favourites of children's literature. This lovely edition is illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Cats! Some are sane, some are mad and some are good and some are bad. Meet magical Mr Mistoffelees, sleepy Old Deuteronomy and curious Rum Tum Tugger. But you'll be lucky to meet Macavity because Macavity's not there! These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and friends in the thirties. They have delighted generations of children since, and inspire... View more info

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The Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy

By: Thomas Hardy

Price: $16.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2006

Seller ID: 9781853264023

ISBN: 1853264024

Condition: New


Thomas Hardy started composing poetry in the heyday of Tennyson and Browning. He was still writing with unimpaired power sixty years later, when Eliot and Yeats were the leading names in the field. His extraordinary stamina and a consistent individuality of style and vision made him a survivor, immune to literary fashion. At the start of the twenty-first century his reputation stands higher than it ever did, even in his own lifetime. He is now recognised not only as a great poet, but as one who is widely loved. He speaks with directness, humanity and humour to scholarly or ordinary readers ali... View more info

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The Bhagavad Gita

By: Translated by Laurie L. Patton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 002583

ISBN: 0140447903

Condition: New


'Know this: that with which all this world is woven is not to be destroyed. No one is able to effect the destruction of the imperishable' The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counselling him to search for the universal perfection of life. Ranging from instruction... View more info

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The Closet Poet's Collection: My Life in Verse 1969 - 2014

By: Wayne Pendleton

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Australia, Wayne Pendleton: 2015

Seller ID: 000096

ISBN: 0994236301

Condition: New


Most of my poetry started out written by pen or pencil on whatever paper was available at the time; such as paper napkins (accompanying a coffee and the compulsory cookie or cake), or the inside of a emptied breakfast cereal box. The poems were collected in a scrapbook, currently residing in the bottom drawer of my filing cabinet. Many were then typed on a small portable typewriter in its tan coloured case. The scrapbook and typewriter accompanied me by car out of British Columbia, the furthest west province of Canada; down the western coast of the United States through Washington, Oregon and ... View more info

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience [With an introduction and commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes]

By: William Blake

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Pres: 1977

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9780192810892

ISBN: 0192810898

Condition: New


With an introduction and commentary by Sir Geoffrey Keynes. Blake was one of the finest craftsmen of his time, an artist for whom art and poetry were inextricably linked. He was an indepedent and rebellious thinker, who abhorred pretention and falsity in others. His Songs of Innocence are products of this innocent imagination untainted by worldliness, while the Songs of Experience resulted from his feelings of indignation and pity for the sufferings of mankind. The Songs of Innocence and Experience , containing some of Blake's finest and best-loved poems, are presented here in the form which b... View more info