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E D I T E D BY A L E X S T E F F E N

I N T R O D U C T I O N BY B I L L M c K I B B E N

D E S I G N BY S AG M E I S T E R I N C .

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ive years after the initial publication of Worldchanging, the landscape of environmen-

talism and sustainability has changed dramatically. The average reader is now well-versed – even inundated – with green lifestyle advice. In 2011, green is the starting point, not the destination. This second edition of the bestselling book is extensively revised to include the latest trends, technologies and solutions in sustainable living. More than 160 new entries include up-to-the-minute information on the locavore movement, carbon-neutral homes, novel transportation solutions, the growing trend of ecotourism, the concept of food justice and much more. Additional new sections focus on the role of cities as the catalyst for change in our society. With 50 percent new content, this overhauled edition incorporates the most recent studies and projects being implemented worldwide. The result is a guided tour through the most exciting new tools, models and ideas for building a better future. Alex Steffen is the cofounder of WorldChanging.com, one of the world’s leading sustainability-related publications. Steffen makes regular speaking appearances at multinational corporations like Nike, Yahoo! and Amazon. He is a leading voice in planetary futurism and has inspired over 600 stories in the media, including a CNN documentary. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and the author of The End of Nature and Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Time magazine has called him ‘the world’s best green journalist’.

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REVISED &

UPDATED A complete overhaul of the bestselling book with the latest information on the movement for global change

CARBON

NEUTRALITY

WALKSHED

TECHNOLOGIES

VERTICAL GARDENS

THE RUINS OF THE

UNSUSTAINABLE LEARNING LANDSCAPES ZERO-ENERGY

SE LLING POINTS ■ A guided tour through the most exciting new tools, models and ideas for building a better future ■ Up-to-the-minute information on everything from embracing a post-ownership mentality, to localizing health care and designing a climate-friendly diet ■ 50 percent revision, with new chapters that explore the latest studies, trends and solutions ■ Author Alex Steffen is recognised internationally as a leading thinker on green design and technology

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BUILDINGS

300 colour illustrations

POLITICS

Paperback

NETROOTS

FAIR TRADE

PRODUCT-SHARING

SYSTEMS

600 pages 9½ × 6⅝" (241 × 168mm)

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Graphic Style F R O M V I C TO R I A N TO N E W C E N T U RY ■

BY S T E V E N H E L L E R A N D S E Y M O U R C H WA S T

A new, updated edition of the bible of graphic design styles, by two giants in the field

SE LLING POINT ■ Graphic Style has been the essential resource for designers since its original publication in 1988

‘A fascinating visual compendium.’ – New York Times

SPECIFICATIONS 700 illustrations 280 pages 11½ × 8¾" (292 × 222mm) Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: FEBRUARY GRAPHIC ART ISBN 978-0-8109-9791-2 £19.99

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his visual survey of graphic design styles through the ages is an essential resource for designers, art

and design students and art lovers. With more than 700 illustrations, it is the only wide-ranging history of graphic design to be completely visual, and many readers treasure it for its amazing trove of images. This new edition has been brought completely up to date, with sections devoted to styles of the twenty-first century, including the widely popular Street Art and Hand Lettering movements. Graphic Style, says Studio Magazine, ‘should be on the

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shelf of every serious designer/illustrator’. Steven Heller is a historian and critic of graphic design. He is the author, coauthor or editor of more than 130 books on design and popular culture. He is the recipient of the 1999 AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

Illustration ISBN 978-0-8109-7284-1 £19.99

Seymour Chwast is a cofounder and now the director of the Pushpin Group, an internationally acclaimed design firm. His award-winning illustrations and designs have been used in advertising and posters as well as in 30 books for children.

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Wisdom WITH THREE NEW INTERVIEWS ■

A deeply revealing portrait of the common experiences that unite generations

BY A N D R E W Z U C K E R M A N

SE LLING POINTS ■ Includes three new interviews: Yoko Ono, Jeanne Moreau and Helmut Jahn ■ Unique passcode gives readers access to documentary film and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage

SPECIFICATIONS 120 colour photographs 216 pages 12 × 12" (305 × 305mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH EXCLUDING AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA PUB MONTH: MARCH PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-0-8109-9800-1 £30.00

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nspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can give to another is the wisdom it has

gained from experience, multi-award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman has recorded the

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thoughts and ideas of more than fifty of the world’s most prominent writers, artists, designers, actors, politicians, musicians and religious and business leaders – all over sixty-five years old, from Nelson Mandela to Vanessa Redgrave. To create profound, honest and truly revealing portraits of these luminaries, Zuckerman has captured their

WISDOM MINIS, E ACH £12.99 Wisdom: Ideas ISBN 978-0-8109-8472-1

voices, their physical presence and their written words. This edition includes three new interviews from Yoko Ono, Jeanne Moreau and Helmut Jahn. A unique passcode is also included, which will give readers access

Wisdom: Life ISBN 978-0-8109-8473-8

to online content, including a documentary film and exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage.

Wisdom: Love ISBN 978-0-8109-8474-5

Andrew Zuckerman was born in Washington, DC, in 1977 and spent his teenage years photographing local bands for small magazines. In 2006 he cofounded Late Night & Weekends, which has produced the critically acclaimed

Wisdom: Peace ISBN 978-0-8109-8475-2

film High Falls and the feature documentary Still Bill.

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Two file cabinets – one tan and one gray – stand tall and commanding, like sentinels guarding their contents. A safe has been built into the third drawer down on the gray cabinet for added protection. Most of the items in these cabinets are arranged in file folders; MM—Personal is the name on one folder. The cabinets contain some five thousand documents and photographs, including letters, telegrams, business cards, bills, receipts, financial records and four hundred checks, each signed by the most renowned female icon of the twentieth century: Marilyn Monroe.

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MM—Personal F R O M T H E P R I VAT E A R C H I V E O F M A R I LY N M O N R O E ■

BY LO I S B A N N E R

P H OTO G R A P H S BY M A R K A N D E R S O N

SE LLING POINTS ■ An unprecedented look at the private life of Marilyn Monroe

A historically groundbreaking collection of artifacts from Marilyn Monroe’s private archive, thought lost since 1962, never before revealed to the public and now in one place

■ Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most recognizable female celebrities of all time, with her image appearing globally and with a huge, dedicated fan base ■ The story of the archive and images from it were first featured as a Vanity Fair cover story in October 2008

SPECIFICATIONS 310 colour photographs 336 pages 11 × 8" (279 × 303mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH FASHION • FILM • 

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BIOGRAPHY

arilyn Monroe is our supreme icon of glamour, vulnerability and personal magnetism, and

her legend continues to grow four decades after her

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death. MM—Personal is a new look behind the veil of that legend, reproducing the most fascinating relics from her private archive – once thought to have been lost and never before revealed to the public – to clarify, qualify or reverse many common conceptions about the ‘blonde bombshell’. Selected from more than 10,000 largely unseen and heretofore unpublished items from Marilyn’s own file cabi-

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nets, these documents, snapshots, letters, memorabilia and ephemera reveal shades of her genius that have never before been fully understood. Lois Banner is professor of history and gender studies. She is the author of numerous biographies and studies of women, including the classic American Beauty. Mark Anderson is an internationally known editorial and commercial photographer. He has contributed to Vanity Fair,

Hollywood Dreams Made Real ISBN 978-0-8109-7234-6 £25.00

Elle, Esquire and Vogue.

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The Plucker A N I L LU S T R AT E D N OV E L BY B R O M

Now available in paperback, with eight new pages of art and a new afterword by Brom SE LLING POINTS ■ Brom is a legend in the sci-fi/ fantasy community ■ The eagerly-awaited paperback edition of this dark fantasy ■ Brom’s work has been featured in books, games and films, including Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, as well as a line of Brom fetish toys from Fewture and a series of bronzes from the Franklin Mint

SPECIFICATIONS 96 colour illustrations 160 pages 11½ × 9½" (292 × 241mm) Flexibind RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH FANTASY

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he Plucker, now updated with new art and an

ISBN 978-0-8109-9602-1 £12.99

afterword from world-renowned dark fantasy artist

Brom, is a window into a world where fairy-tale tradition collides with vileness and depravity, love and heroism, suffering and sacrifice. In this shadowy land of makebelieve, Jack and his box are stuck beneath the bed with the dust, spiders and other castaway toys, and forced to face a bitter truth: Children grow up, and toys are left behind. Jack thinks this is the worst fate that can befall a toy. But when the Plucker, a malevolent spirit, is set loose upon the world of make-believe, Jack is thrust into the

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unlikely role of defending Thomas, the very child who abandoned him, and learns that there are worse ends for a toy than abandonment. As desperation mounts, Jack is thrown together with Thomas’s other toys – Monkey, the Nutcracker and the ethereally beautiful porcelain doll Snow Angel – as they struggle to rise above their simple

The Devil’s Rose ISBN 978-0-8109-9353-2 £12.95

roles as playthings and save the boy they love. Brom is the world-renowned illustrator whose vision has graced a wide range of fantasy and sci-fi fiction, games and films, including Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow.

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Extraordinary Pigs ■

BY S T E P H E N G R E E N -A R M Y TAG E

A celebration of all things pig! SE LLING POINTS ■ Stephen Green-Armytage, author of the successful Extraordinary Chickens, brings his barnyard savoir faire to the pigpen ■ Features different breeds from all over the world ■ They’re adorable!

SPECIFICATIONS 120 colour photographs 112 pages 10 × 9" (254 × 229mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD

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rom the author of Extraordinary Chickens comes

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the latest extraordinary animal – the pig. One of the

most intelligent animals on earth, the pig is a fascinating creature with an abundance of personality. Photographer

ISBN 978-0-8109-9742-4 £16.99

Stephen Green-Armytage captures these lively and energetic animals as they play and forage on the farm, prance around in the show ring or strut across a studio backdrop.

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Extraordinary Pigs displays an enormous variety of swine, 38 in total, including tiny Kunekunes, wrinkled Meishans, spotted Gloucester Old Spots, curly-coated Mangalitzas, wild boars and some miniatures, which are highly prized as pets. Breeds from around the world are featured here – from the United States, England, Wales, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, New Zealand, China, Vietnam,

Extraordinary Chickens ISBN 978-0-8109-9065-4

Africa, Indonesia and the Philippines.

£7.95 Stephen Green-Armytage is the author of Abrams’ Extraordinary series of books on chickens, pheasants and pigeons, and his photographs have appeared in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, LIFE and Fortune.

Extra Extraordinary Chickens ISBN 978-0-8109-5924-8 £12.95

His chicken photographs are the subject of a popular series of calendars.

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The Mahler Album N E W, E X PA N D E D E D I T I O N ■

BY G I L B E R T K A P L A N

SE LLING POINTS ■ 2011 is the 100th anniversary of Mahler’s death; 2010 marked the 150th anniversary of his birth ■ Symphonies all over the world will be celebrating these

A celebration of the 150th anniversary of composer and conductor Gustav Mahler’s birth

anniversaries with Mahler performances

PE RFORMANCE SCHE DULE Upcoming Mahler events in the UK London, Sept 22, 2010–Oct 9, 2011 Mahler Anniversary Celebration at Southbank Centre; 27 concerts in 14 months

‘Exquisitely designed and printed, the book is greater than the sum of its parts. Taken together, the pictures offer a perspective of Mahler that is rounder and richer than any biographer has provided.’ – The Daily Telegraph

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he Mahler Album is the definitive collection of all known photographs of the legendary composer and

conductor Gustav Mahler (1860–1911). Mahler broke new ground in both composition and conducting, and today his music is more popular than ever. Selected by Gilbert Kaplan, a renowned expert, the beautifully reproduced images are enhanced by photographs of Mahler’s family, his homes, the opera houses in which he worked – including the Metropolitan Opera in New York – and by a

SPECIFICATIONS 345 colour and black-and-white illustrations 340 pages 10⅝ × 9" (270 × 229mm) Hardback with jacket

rich selection of drawings, paintings and sculpture. This expanded edition, published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth (and the 100th anniversary of his death), presents newly discovered photographs and works of art, and a selection of colourful postage stamps featuring Mahler. Informative captions and revealing commentary provide historical background.

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Founder of Institutional Investor magazine, Gilbert

MUSIC

Kaplan is one of the foremost authorities on Mahler. He

ISBN 978-0-8109-9833-9 £35.00

has written and lectured extensively on Mahler, and as a conductor, he has led more than 50 orchestras around the world in acclaimed performances of the Second Symphony.

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Werner Spies: The Eye and the Word C O L L E C T E D W R I T I N G S O N A R T A N D L I T E R AT U R E , T H E G AG O S I A N E D I T I O N ■

BY W E R N E R S P I E S

TR ANSL ATED BY JOHN GABRIEL, MICHAEL FOSTER, MICHAEL SUFFIL, ET AL.

SLIPCASE DESIGNED BY A N D R E A S G U R S K Y

SE LLING POINTS ■ Werner Spies is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning curator, critic and art writer ■ This limited edition is essential for art libraries and museums

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he art of the 20th century can be understood fully only from a perspective that ignores boundaries

between countries and continents. Werner Spies (b. 1937), teacher, critic, curator of major international exhibitions and close friend to many major artists, has

A must-have resource on 20th-century art by Werner Spies, one of the most acclaimed curators and writers at work today

10 volumes More than 1,400 colour illustrations 4,500 pages 8⅜ × 4⅞" (213 × 124mm) Hardback with jacket, slipcased RIGHTS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE UK ONLY

always had an open eye and mind. His critical appraisals

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of trends in both Europe and the United States continue

ART

to stimulate art lovers around the globe.

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Spies’s collected writings first appeared in German in

£175.00

2008, and sold out immediately. Now these 10 volumes, beautifully printed with over 1,400 colour illustrations and presented in a slipcase designed by Andreas Gursky, are being made available in English for the first time. The subjects addressed include Picasso, Ernst, Pop and Op Art, Surrealism and much more. In their wealth of detail, and in their reflection of personal encounters and impres-

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sions, Spies’s writings constitute an important resource on modern art. Werner Spies, former director of the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, has authored catalogues raisonnés of major 20th-century artists and conceived and curated major exhibitions. He has published a number of monographs and has written for decades for

Louvre ISBN 978-0-8109-7116-5 £19.99

leading German newspapers. Andreas Gursky is one of the most acclaimed artists at work today.

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How to See Faeries ■

BY B R I A N F R O U D A N D J O H N M AT T H E W S

Two bestselling authors team up for this interactive book on how to discover faeries wherever you are SE LLING POINTS ■ Faerie festivals take place during spring and summer throughout Europe ■ Faerie Worlds and FaerieCon sites attract more than 5 million hits and 160,000 unique views per month ■ Brian Froud is signed on as the conceptual designer for the Dark Crystal sequel, The Power of the Dark Crystal ■ John Matthews’s Pirates was on the New York Times bestseller list for 22 weeks

SPECIFICATIONS 80 colour illustrations 80 pages 9¾ × 8½" (248 × 216mm) Hardback with lenticular cover, 2 interior lenticulars, 5 flap-andreveals, a booklet, a reflective mirror and more RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL FANTASY

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nternational bestselling artist Brian Froud and New York

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Times bestselling author John Matthews come together

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for the first time to create a spectacular interactive book

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that opens the doors to the enchanted world of Faerie. How does one discover faeries in one’s backyard or a garden, forest or meadow? Through insets, hidden messages, magical signs, reflective mirrors and other paper mechanics, Froud and Matthews reveal how anyone may discover the way to the land of Faerie. All you need is to

The Heart of Faerie Oracle

believe and to own this book!

ISBN 978-0-8109-8823-1 Brian Froud’s name is synonymous with faeries, and

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his books have been widely published. He is the author of Faeries, The Heart of Faerie Oracle, The Goblins of Labyrinth and The Runes of Elfland. He lives in Devon. John Matthews is the New York Times bestselling author of Pirates. He is well known for his books on history and

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folklore. He lives in Oxford.

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Gnomes Deluxe Collector’s Edition ■

BY W I L H U YG E N

I N T R O D U C T I O N BY B R I A N F R O U D

I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY R I E N P O O R T V L I E T

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The million-copy #1 New York Times bestseller, now in a special deluxe collector’s edition

■ 35th-anniversary edition of this classic ■ Introduction by bestselling author Brian Froud ■ Eight removable and framable prints ■ All-new gnome sketches by

IN 8 removable prints 224 pages 11⅞ × 8¼" (302 × 210mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL FANTASY

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he delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector’s edition to

celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book. The beloved Gnomes was first published in 1976 and the

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world became enchanted with the simple and diligent ways of these special creatures. Based on Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen’s scientific observation of the local gnome population in Holland, Gnomes covers all areas of gnome culture: architecture, education, courtship, medicine, industry and relationships with other mythical creatures. Thirty-five years later, this beautifully illustrated book continues to bring joy to readers of all ages. This revised collector’s edition of Gnomes features a new

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introduction, eight removable prints in a back cover envelope and an all-new signature of never-before-published gnome sketches by artist Rien Poortvliet on distinctive sketchbook paper. Rien Poortvliet (1932–1995) was a popular Dutch

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artist. He illustrated more than twenty books before his death in 1995. The Rien Poortvliet Museum in Middelharnis, Holland, is dedicated to his works.

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Wil Huygen (1923–2009) was born in Amersfoort, Holland. He was a physician and children’s author.

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A Game to Love I N C E L E B R AT I O N O F T E N N I S ■

BY M I K E P O W E L L

SE LLING POINTS ■ Stunning photographs of the tennis stars of today – Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Andy

500 unforgettable images of today’s greatest tennis players

Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Kim Clijsters, Venus Williams, Andy Murray and others – in action ■ Commentary from Roger Federer, John McEnroe, Billie Jean King, Boris Becker and other tennis greats ■ 500 evocative images that celebrate one of today’s mostwatched sports, by an awardwinning sports photographer

SPECIFICATIONS 500 colour photographs

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Game to Love is the stunning publishing debut

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of award-winning sports photographer Mike

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Powell. Featuring 500 highly evocative images, the book

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celebrates the passion for tennis that exists around the

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world. Powell’s extraordinary images capture the char-

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acter and brilliance of the greatest players in the game

SPORT

today and are complemented by the words of many of the game’s legendary greats of yesteryear, among them John McEnroe, Billie Jean King, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker

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and Rod Laver. From superstar players, veterans and juniors to the spectating cognoscenti and tennis haute couture; from screaming coaches, businesslike trainers and long-suffering officials to the players’ boxes, real fans and ‘fan fashion’; from the intimate details of hands-on racquets and the wiping of brows to the textures of clay, grass and hard court, A Game to Love is a luscious and original visual tribute to one of today’s most-watched and most-loved sports. Having started at the age of 17, Mike Powell has been photographing sport for 25 years. His work has been prominently featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and Newsweek, and he has won numerous awards.

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Birds of the World 3 6 5 DAYS ■

BY P H I L I P P E J . D U B O I S

For the 40 million bird-watchers worldwide – an exploration of the daily lives of birds from all over the world

SE LLING POINTS ■ Illustrated with beautiful pictures by some of the best avian photographers working around the world ■ Global selection of species organized by season ■ Books on birds are perennially popular ■ New addition to bestselling 365 series

SPECIFICATIONS 365 colour photographs 744 pages 6 × 9" (152 × 229mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH NATURE ISBN 978-0-8109-9613-7 £19.99

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irds of the World: 365 Days gives this perennially popular subject the 365 treatment: ornithologist

and conservationist Philippe J. Dubois presents a ‘day in the life’ of a year’s worth of species from five continents. The stunning images of birds in action, taken by some of the best avian photographers in the world, illustrate the text beautifully.

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The birds represented here are a truly global group, including passerines, waterfowl, raptors and everything in between. In addition to scientific information, Dubois gives insight into the bird’s cultural significance, whether it is regarded by its human neighbours as a pest or a blessing.

Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die ISBN 978-1-58479-629-9 £14.95

An engineer, environmentalist and ornithologist, Philippe J. Dubois is responsible for the French League for the Protection of Birds (LPO), and he also studies the consequences of climate change on birds. He lives in France.

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100 Places to Go Before They Disappear ■

BY PAT R I C K D R E W

E S S AY BY D E S M O N D T U T U

F O R E W O R D BY R A N J E D R A K . PAC H AU R I

SE LLING POINTS ■ Includes an essay by Nobel Prize– winning activist Desmond Tutu ■ A call to action to defend these

An international bestseller – a testament to our planet’s fragile beauty

vital, unique places on Earth ■ An inspiring book for travellers (armchair and otherwise) and environmentalists

SPECIFICATIONS 100 colour photographs 256 pages 9 × 9" (229 × 229mm) Hardback with jacket

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RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL hat would our world look like if the planet’s

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average temperature were to rise by only a few

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degrees? Venice, Bangkok, London, Chicago and New

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York would experience severe flooding. The tea fields of

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Sri Lanka and the vineyards of France would suffer heat

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and drought. Beijing and Timbuktu would be transformed into deserts, and the Great Barrier Reef’s coral colonies would die. The entire nation of Tuvalu would sink into the Pacific Ocean. As plants and animals vital to local ecosystems continue to perish due to climate change, the face of our planet is already being transformed. 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear features the locations on all seven continents in the greatest danger of disappearing within our lifetime. With an essay by Desmond Tutu, this stunning book will inspire travellers and environmentalists to

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save gorgeous places that might soon be only a memory. Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Anglican Church of South Africa, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his nonviolent struggle against apartheid in his homeland. Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), accepted the Noble Peace Prize in 2007

Vanishing World ISBN 978-0-8109-9464-5 £19.95

on behalf of the IPCC, along with former Vice President Al Gore.

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Strawberry Fields C E N T R A L PA R K ’ S M E M O R I A L TO J O H N L E N N O N ■

BY S A R A C E DA R M I L L E R

SE LLING POINTS ■ Central Park is among the top 10 tourist attractions in New York,

Published to coincide with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Strawberry Fields in Central Park

and Strawberry Fields is one of its most popular spots ■ Fans of John Lennon and the Beatles will want this keepsake book ■ Photographed and written by the official historian and photographer of the Central Park Conservancy ■ An important record of the place where thousands of fans come to remember John Lennon’s legacy

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trawberry Fields is one of the most visited spots in Central Park and one of the most popular tourist

attractions in New York City. This keepsake volume is

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a celebration of the 2.5-acre teardrop-shaped living memorial to John Lennon’s life and work. The year 2010 marked the 25th anniversary of its dedication, as well as what would have been Lennon’s 70th birthday. Located in the park directly across the street from the Dakota, the building where John and Yoko lived for several years before his untimely death, Strawberry Fields was originally conceived as a ‘peace garden’. Yoko invited the entire world to donate trees, shrubs and stones to fill this parcel of land, and today, the garden flourishes with

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contributions from 121 countries. A rich and lively patchwork of text and imagery tells the story of John and Yoko’s love affair with the park and of the creation of this unique corner of the park through an unprecedented collaborative effort between Yoko Ono, the Central Park Conservancy and city officials.

Seeing Central Park ISBN 978-0-8109-9628-1 £14.99

Sara Cedar Miller has been the official historian and photographer of the Central Park Conservancy since the 1980s. She is the author of Abrams’ Central Park, An American Masterpiece and Seeing Central Park.

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New York from the Air ■

P H OTO G R A P H S BY YA N N A R T H U S - B E R T R A N D

T E X T BY J O H N TAU R A N AC

SE LLING POINTS ■ The New York skyline captured by the world’s most renowned aerial photographer

The bestselling book on New York, now fully updated and expanded

■ Completely updated with previously unpublished photographs and new text ■ An up-to-date portrait of New York’s ever-changing landscape

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ompletely updated with new photographs and text, New York from the Air is a lush, romantic and

ultimately hopeful tribute to one of the most thrilling cities

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in history. World-renowned bestselling photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand – shooting from vantage points that few people ever attain – presents the power and beauty of Manhattan’s amazing skyscrapers, the bucolic

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joys of Central Park, the majesty of the Upper West Side’s castle-like apartment buildings and much, much more. This new edition includes unpublished photographs of landmarks built since the previous edition in 2003. New York historian and cartographer John Tauranac’s lively commentaries lead readers on a truly spectacular tour

New York 365 Days

from above the city that never sleeps.

ISBN 978-0-8109-4942-3 Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s many books include the

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multimillion-copy international bestseller Earth from Above. He is based in Paris. John Tauranac is a native New Yorker whose cartographic work includes the 1979 redesign of the MTA’s system map. He writes regularly for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other

Mannahatta ISBN 978-0-8109-9633-5 £19.99

publications.

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The New Eighteenth-Century Home ■

BY M I C H È L E L A L A N D E

P H OTO G R A P H S BY G I L L E S T R I L L A R D

SE LLING POINTS ■ A must-have for design enthusiasts ■ Secondhand objects in new settings that enhance their

Dynamic combinations of treasured heirlooms and contemporary design elements

vintage charm ■ A beautiful new addition to Abrams’ popular eighteenthcentury style books ■ Beautiful photographs and insightful text

SPECIFICATIONS 300 colour photographs 272 pages 11 × 9⅞" (279 × 251mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY INTERIOR DESIGN •  DECORATIVE ARTS

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he author-photographer team that brought us The New Eighteenth-Century Style and The New

ISBN 978-0-8109-9867-4

French Décor has returned with 29 all-new homes, decorated in the modernized, eclectic version of Pompadour

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décor that has become so popular in this young century. The resulting blend of ostentatious luxury and repurposed treasures, the natural and the manufactured, is a warm, lived-in style that perfectly embodies the comforts of home. Gilles Trillard’s delightful photographs reveal interiors of breezy elegance, where Pop Art and industrial design mingle with patinaed highboys and carved candelabra; texts by Michèle Lalande highlight the playful, surprising details that personalise these spaces.

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A perfect companion to the two previous volumes, The New Eighteenth-Century Home proves that the old has been made new once more – and it’s here to stay. Michèle Lalande is a stylist and journalist who has contributed to shelter magazines in France and around

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the world. She lives in Paris. Gilles Trillard has been a freelance photographer for 25 years, specialising in interior decoration. His work is regularly published in

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magazines such as Elle Décoration and Campagne et Décoration. He lives in Paris.

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Artists’ Handmade Houses ■

P H OTO G R A P H S BY D O N F R E E M A N

T E X T BY M I C H A E L O W E N G OT K I N

A gorgeous collection of houses handcrafted by some of the finest artists and craftsmen in America SE LLING POINTS ■ Don Freeman’s striking photography captures the attention paid to every handcrafted detail in these homes ■ Each home/studio is a unique work of art ■ Features Russel Wright, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima and other well-known artists/ craftsmen

SPECIFICATIONS 230 colour photographs 240 pages 11 × 9½" (279 × 241mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ARCHITECTURE • INTERIOR

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DESIGN

rtists’ Handmade Houses is a collection of 13 homes handcrafted by the finest artists and

craftsmen in America, including George Nakashima, Henry

ISBN 978-0-8109-9584-0 £39.99

Varnum Poor, Sam Maloof, Wharton Esherick and Russel Wright. Built over the course of 75 years, from the late-19th century to the mid-20th century, these homes were each designed and built by the artists as an expression of their aesthetic sentiments, and in many cases, as extensions of their artwork. As such, these private domains are utterly

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unique and deeply imbued with each artist’s singular vision and talent. A few of the homes have been awarded National Historic Landmark status, and several are open to the public, while still others have sadly fallen into disrepair or are now in the hands of new owners. In a few cases, the photographs in this book represent the last record of the

Timeless Elegance

house as created by its artist resident.

ISBN 978-1-58479-865-1 £39.99

Don Freeman’s photographs appear regularly in The World of Interiors, Vogue, House Beautiful and Vanity Fair, among others. He has published two books. Michael Owen Gotkin is a landscape architect and city planner in New York City. His articles have appeared in World of

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Interiors, among others.

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The Wild West: 365 Days ■

BY M I C H A E L WA L L I S W I T H S U Z A N N E F I T ZG E R A L D WA L L I S

R O B E R T G . M c C U B B I N , P I C T U R E E D I TO R

365 vignettes bring the Wild West to life – a rip-roaring ride through the untamed frontier SE LLING POINTS ■ Award-winning author separates myth from fact ■ One-of-a-kind material from the US’s premier collection of Old West photographs, books and ephemera ■ The Wild West continues to have widespread appeal, with an everexpanding tourist industry ■ Important addition to Abrams’ bestselling 365 series

SPECIFICATIONS 700 colour and black-and-white illustrations 744 pages 6¼ × 9¼" (159 × 235mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY HISTORY

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he Wild West: 365 Days is a day-by-day adventure that tells the stories of pioneers and cowboys,

gold rushes and saloon shoot-outs in America’s frontier. The lure of land rich in minerals, fertile for farming and plentiful with buffalo bred an all-out obsession with

ISBN 978-0-8109-9689-2 £19.99

heading westward. The Wild West: 365 Days takes the reader back to these booming frontier towns that became the stuff of American legend, breeding characters such as Butch Cassidy and Jesse James. Author Michael Wallis spins a colourful narrative, separating myth from fact, in 365 vignettes. The reader will learn the stories of David Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok and Annie Oakley; travel to the O.K. Corral and Dodge City; ride with the Pony Express; and witness the invention of the Colt revolver. The

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images are drawn from Robert G. McCubbin’s extensive collection of Western memorabilia, encompassing rare books, photographs, ephemera and artifacts, including Billy the Kid’s knife. Michael Wallis is the author of many books on the West,

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including Billy the Kid and The Real Wild West. He has written 16 books and won numerous honours and awards. Robert G. McCubbin is one of the founders of the Wild West History Association and the country’s premier collector of American West photographs and books.

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Dale Chihuly: A Celebration ■

E S S AY BY R O C K H U S H K A

A celebration of Chihuly and his inspiration SE LLING POINTS ■ Chihuly’s work is displayed in museums and public spaces around the world ■ A showcase of Chihuly’s enduring interest in the arts of the Pacific Northwest ■ An insider’s view of Chihuly’s famous workspace, the Boathouse, and objects that inspire his art

SPECIFICATIONS 130 colour illustrations 128 pages 8 × 8" (292 × 222mm) ‘Where’s the best possible place to show work? A museum. I can

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control the lighting, I can control the space. I can get the support

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of the museum to do what I have to do.’ – Dale Chihuly

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ART ale Chihuly, the hugely popular artist who works in glass, celebrates his 70th birthday in 2011.

Tacoma Art Museum, in his hometown, owns more than

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150 examples of his work and is mounting an exhibition in his honour. Both this book and the exhibition showcase Chihuly’s enduring interest in the arts and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, which are a major influence on his work. For the first time, Dale Chihuly: A Celebration focuses on the importance of these influences. From Native American baskets to wool trade blankets, the gritty Tacoma of the 1960s and Puget Sound, this exhibition and

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book follow Chihuly’s development and accomplishments and how he grew and evolved while maintaining close ties to Tacoma. The essay by curator Rock Hushka traces Chihuly’s creative process and the ways in which his abiding interest in the American Northwest enriches his work. Rock Hushka is the curator of contemporary and northwest art at Tacoma Art Museum. Dale Chihuly is an icon in American art. His universal appeal cuts across all

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boundaries.

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THE COMPLETE TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE | FEATURING RARE COLLECTIBLES ■

BY PA B LO H I DA LG O

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fficially licensed by Hasbro, Transformers Vault: The Complete Transformers Universe reveals,

for the first time ever, a comprehensive history of the Transformers. Fans now have a hands-on guide to the epic battle between the Autobots and Decepticons, including the toys, the original animated series, comics, collectibles and merchandise, as well as animated and live-action feature films. This heavily illustrated book features never-beforeseen images from the Hasbro archives, seven interactive pieces of memorabilia and an acetate slipcase with a unique ‘morphing’ effect. Five visually driven chapters go behind the scenes of everyone’s favourite robots in disguise, featuring early animation sketches, interviews with creators, patents, prototypes, action-figure designs that never made it to production, vintage packaging art and development art from the films. Pablo Hidalgo is the author of G.I. Joe vs. Cobra:

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The Essential Guide. He is the managing editor for StarWars.com. Hasbro is one of the largest and most

■ Popular book-vault format with interactive pieces of memorabilia

successful makers of toys and board games in the world.

■ Never-before-seen images from the Hasbro archives

Hasbro was involved in the development of all three

■ Goes behind the scenes with your favorite robots

live-action Transformers films.

■ Published in time for new Transformers 3 movie ■ Transformers is consistently one of the most profitable licenses globally, with a huge nostalgia-driven following

SPECIFICATIONS 250 color illustrations 160 pages, 9¼ × 10¾” (235 × 273mm) Hardcover with slipcase

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ISBN 978-0-8109-9868-1 £22.99

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Star Trek: The Original Series 365

The Art of Avatar

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THE ONLY BOOK TO CHART THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF EVERYONE’S FAVOURITE ROBOTS IN DISGUISE


The Fashion Universe of Jean Paul Gaultier F R O M T H E S T R E E T TO T H E S TA R S ■

F O R E W O R D S BY J E A N PAU L G AU LT I E R A N D N AT H A L I E B O N D I L

E S S AY BY S U Z Y M E N K E S

COPUBLISHED WITH THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

I N T E R V I E W S BY F LO R E N C E M Ü L L E R A N D T H I E R RY LO R I OT

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ubbed the enfant terrible of fashion ever since his prêt-à-porter collections were first shown in 1976,

Jean Paul Gaultier, whose avant-garde and bold fashions very early on reflected the issues facing contemporary society, is one of the leading designers in recent decades. Published in conjunction with the first-ever retrospective on Gaultier, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this stunning monograph explores the ties between the designer and the pop/rock music scene, film and dance, and sheds light on his sources of inspiration, which are as eclectic as they are impertinent. Packed with rare and unpublished images (archival and fashion-show photographs), this luxurious volume includes many interviews with artists (Dita von Teese, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard, Pedro Almodóvar and others), Gaultier’s close associates (Martin Margiela, the head of Gaultier’s studio, and others), and personalities (Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Inès de la Fressange, Polly Mellen and others), as well as an essay by one of the fashion world’s most influential figures, fashion editor Suzy Menkes. It also features interviews between Gaultier and each of the exhibition curators, and an expanded and illustrated biography with all his collections. The Fashion Universe of Jean Paul Gaultier is a fitting and much-deserved tribute to a grand couturier, and a reference book on fashion. Nathalie Bondil is the director and chief curator of

the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Suzy Menkes is a fashion journalist and editor at the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. Florence Müller, the exhibition’s guest curator, teaches fashion history and contemporary fashion at the Institut français de la mode in Paris. Thierry Loriot is the exhibition curator.

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A celebration of Jean Paul Gaultier’s 35 years in fashion SE LLING POINTS ■ The first and only comprehensive survey of one of the greatest designers of all time ■ Lavishly illustrated with numerous never-before-published images from the most celebrated photographers (Testino, Pierre & Gilles, Roversi, Mondino, Ritts, Doisneau, Rheims, Avedon, Meisel, Corbijn and others) ■ Interviews with international celebrities and artists who have worked with Jean Paul Gaultier or worn his clothes ■ Includes a foreword by and candid interviews with the couturier

E XHIBITION SCHE DULE The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Jun–Oct 2011 Dallas Museum of Art, Nov 2011–Mar 2012 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Mar–Aug 2012 Foundation Mapfre, Madrid, Sept 2012–Jan 2013 Paris (to be confirmed), spring–summer 2013

SPECIFICATIONS 500 colour and black-and-white photographs 424 pages,11¼ × 14⅛” (292 × 222mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JULY FASHION ISBN 978-1-4197-0002-6 £65.00

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Derek Jeter F R O M T H E PAG E S O F T H E N E W YO R K T I M E S ■

I N T R O D U C T I O N BY T Y L E R K E P N E R

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SPECIFICATIONS 100 colour photographs

erek Jeter is a sports hero in the tradition of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle.

Admired for his leadership, performance under

224 pages

pressure and work ethic, Jeter is the face of the

10⅞ × 8¼" (276 × 210mm)

New York Yankees. He is also a quintessentially

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modern star, appealing to baseball’s diverse

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audience, savvy about dealing with the press and

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publicly enjoying the fruits of his celebrity.

SPORT

Derek Jeter draws upon more than 5,000 news articles and features from the New York

ISBN 978-0-8109-9656-4

Times by the paper’s superb sports reporters and

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columnists. Tyler Kepner is the national baseball reporter for the New York Times. From 2002 to 2009, he reported on the Yankees for the paper, and for two years before that he covered the New York Mets.

The Szyk Haggadah ■

BY A R T H U R S Z Y K

W I T H T R A N S L AT I O N A N D

C O M M E N TA RY B Y B Y R O N L . S H E R W I N W I T H I R V I N U N G A R

128 pages

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11 × 9" (279 × 229mm)

This edition, reproduced from Szyk’s original art,

Hardback with jacket

boasts an authoritative and extremely practical

SPECIFICATIONS 48 colour illustrations

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rthur Szyk (pronounced ‘Shick’) created his magnificent Haggadah in Lodz, on the

eve of the Nazi occupation of his native Poland.

English text, ideal for use at any family Seder, and commentary that gives insight into both the rituals of the Seder and Szyk’s rich illustrations. Available in both hardback and paperback, The Szyk Haggadah will transform the Seder, bringing the story of the Exodus from Egypt into a

£26.99

more contemporary light. Arthur Szyk (1894–1951) was an acclaimed ilumina-

Also available in paperback ISBN 978-0-8109-9753-0

tor and political illustrator. Eleanor Roosevelt once referred to him as a ‘one-man army’. Byron L. Sherwin has served on the faculty of the Spertus

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Institute of Jewish Studies since 1970. Irvin Ungar, an antiquarian bookseller and former rabbi, has championed the rediscovery of Szyk’s work.

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Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls ■

BY L E L A L E E

SE LLING POINTS ■ The fourth book in the successful series ■ Angry Little Girls enjoy continuing popularity through apparel, dolls, tote bags and other merchandise ■ Lela Lee has a rabid fan

Angry Little Girls hijack classic fairy tales

base and a robust website: www.angrylittlegirls.com

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 168 pages 9½ × 7⅛" (241 × 181mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL COMICS • GRAPHIC NOVEL ISBN 978-0-8109-9593-2 £11.99

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he girls are back and angrier than ever! The

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fourth book in the successful Angry Little Girls

series features the hilarious return of this beloved cast of characters, this time recast as fairy-tale heroines. Kim, the angry little Asian girl, stars in ‘Snow Yellow and the Seven Short Men’; Wanda, the fresh soul sistah, stars in ‘RapPunsWell’; Xyla, the gloomy girl, stars in ‘Little

Angry Little Girls ISBN 978-0-8109-5868-5 £7.95

Miss Wears a Hood’; and the other girls star in furiously fractured versions of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Princess and the Pea’. Filled with Lela Lee’s culturally charged humour, this

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clever collection of new comics proves that there’s an angry little girl inside of everyone.

£7.99 Lela Lee is the author of Angry Little Girls, Still Angry Little Girls and Angry Little Girls in Love.

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The Comics THE COMPLETE COLLECTION ■

BY B R I A N WA L K E R ‘A stunning survey . . . unique and not to be missed.’ – The Comics Journal ‘These twin tomes are the best histories of the medium around.’ – R. C. Harvey

SE LLING POINTS ■ Comprehensive and graphically stunning ■ Perfect for students of the genre

A must-have omnibus of classic American newspaper comic strips from 1896 to 2007

and the casual fan ■ More than 1,300 classic illustrations, from Krazy Kat to Mutts ■ Finally – two classic books in one!

SPECIFICATIONS 1,322 illustrations 672 pages 12½ × 9¼" (318 × 235mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL COMIC ART

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rian Walker’s two comprehensive guides to

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American comics, The Comics Before 1945 and The

Comics Since 1945, are combined here in one beautifully designed omnibus edition, The Comics: The Complete Collection. Cartoon authority Brian Walker has amassed over a century of strips – more than 1,300 images – including rare examples provided by the artists themselves. Featured cartoonists include George Herriman (Krazy Kat), Walt Kelly (Pogo), Charles Schulz (Peanuts),

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Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Scott Adams (Dilbert), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts) and many more. Organized by decade, with biographical profiles and analysis of the different genres, The Comics is a graphically stunning survey of American newspaper comics. Brian Walker has written and edited more than two dozen books and curated more than 70 cartoon exhibitions. Since 1984 he has been part of the creative team

The TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics ISBN 978-0-8109-5730-5 £24.99

that produces the comic strips Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois.

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PS Magazine T H E B E S T O F T H E P R E V E N T I V E M A I N T E N A N C E M O N T H LY ■

BY W I L L E I S N E R

P R E FAC E BY A N N E I S N E R

OV E R V I E W BY E D D I E C A M P B E L L ■

I N T R O D U C T I O N BY

G E N E R A L P E T E R J . S C H O O M A K E R , U S A ( R E T. ) SE LLING POINTS ■ Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of PS Magazine ■ The perfect gift for veterans, comics fans and military and

The missing link in legendary artist Will Eisner’s career, this collection is a testament to the teaching power of comics

history buffs ■ Perfect for Father’s Day ■ Will Eisner is one of the most beloved and important creators in comics, and his work continues to be relevant and influential ■ Eddie Campbell is an awardwinning comics writer and artist whose work includes From Hell with Alan Moore, the autobiographical Alec: The Years Have Pants and The Playwright with Daren White.

SPECIFICATIONS 270 colour illustrations 272 pages 7⅞ × 5⅝" (200 × 143mm) Hardback with round corners RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY COMICS • MILITARY HISTORY

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ill Eisner – best known for his influential comic book series The Spirit and his groundbreaking

graphic novel A Contract with God –believed in the teaching power of comics, and from 1951 to 1971 he produced PS Magazine for the U.S. Army. This Preventive Maintenance Monthly, called PS because it was a

postscript to the standard technical manuals, was aimed

ISBN 978-0-8109-9748-6 £12.99

at teaching American soldiers everything about weapons safety for vehicles, aircraft, firepower and electronics. Eisner illustrated these vital lessons in drawings, pinups, step-by-step guides and comic strips. This collection contains the best of Eisner’s 227 issues of PS Magazine,

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reproduced in a portable digest format. This relatively unknown work by Eisner is finally explored – the missing link between his comic book work and his later, mature graphic novel style. Will Eisner (1917–2005) is one of the most beloved and important creators in comics. His work includes the comic

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book The Spirit and more than two dozen graphic novels, including A Contract with God. The comics industry’s most prestigious award, the Eisner, was created in his honour.

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Empire State A LOV E S TO RY ( O R N OT ) ■

BY JA S O N S H I G A

SE LLING POINTS ■ Jason Shiga’s unique visual storytelling and distinctive use

A romantic comedy à la One Day

of colour create a standout in the graphic novel field ■ Shiga’s previous graphic novel, Meanwhile, received a five-star review in The Daily Telegraph ■ Shiga has a popular online presence and a loyal fan base

SPECIFICATIONS Two-colour illustrations throughout 144 pages 8 × 6¼" (203 × 159mm) Hardback

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immy is a stereotypical geek who works at the library in Oakland, California, and is trapped in his

own torpidity. Sara is his best friend, but she wants to get a life (translation: an apartment in Brooklyn and a publishing internship). When Sara moves to New York City, Jimmy is rattled. Then lonely. Then desperate. He screws up his courage, writes Sara a letter about his true feelings and asks her to meet him at the top of the Empire State Building (a nod to their ongoing debate about Sleepless

‘Crazy + Genius = Shiga’ –

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Scott McCloud, author of

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Understanding Comics

COMICS • GRAPHIC NOVEL

‘Empire State tells a heartfelt story about love, jealousy and

ISBN 978-0-8109-9747-9 £11.99

desperation. It offers definitive proof that math geniuses like author Jason Shiga actually have souls.’ – Gene Luen Yang, author

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of American Born Chinese, winner of the ALA’s Michael J. Printz Award and the Eisner Award

in Seattle). Jimmy’s cross-country bus trip to Manhattan is as

‘Like his previous works, Empire

hapless and funny as Jimmy himself. When he arrives

State will amuse, thrill and most

in the city he’s thought of as ‘a festering hellhole’, he’s

importantly, befuddle you.’ – Derek

surprised by how exciting he finds New York, and how

Kirk Kim, author of Same Difference

heartbreaking – he discovers Sara has a boyfriend!

and Other Stories, winner of the the

Jason Shiga’s bold visual storytelling, sly pokes at popular culture and subtle text work together seamlessly

Meanwhile ISBN 978-0-8109-8423-3 £9.99

Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz Awards About Meanwhile:

in Empire State, creating a quirky graphic novel comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship.

‘…Meanwhile’s madcap premise ought to tickle the stoniest of hearts

Jason Shiga is the creator of the bestselling graphic novel Meanwhile. Shiga won the 2003 Eisner Award for

from pretty much the age of eight on up.’ – The Daily Telegraph

Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition.

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SPECIFICATIONS 112 black-and-white and colour illustrations

Mom’s Cancer ■

BY B R I A N F I E S

‘Mom’s Cancer really does answer a lot of key

128 pages

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questions that people have when they first have cancer in the family.’ – The Guardian

B

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rian Fies is a freelance journalist whose mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. As

ISBN 978-0-8109-7107-3

he and his two sisters struggled with the effects

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of her illness and her ongoing recovery from treatment, Brian processed the experience in his online journal, which took the form of words and pictures.

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Mom’s Cancer is now available as a graphic novel. An honest, unflinching and sometimes WINNER OF:

humorous look at the practical and emotional

t Eisner Award, Best Digital Comic

effect that serious illness can have on patients and

t German Youth Literature Prize

their families, Mom’s Cancer is a story of hope –

t Harvey Award, Best New Talent

uniquely told in words and illustrations.

Whatever Happened to the World

NOMINATED FOR:

of Tomorrow?

t Eisner Award, Best Graphic Album – Reprint

Brian Fies (brianfies.blogspot.com) is a writer and

ISBN 978-0-8109-9636-6

t Eisner Award, Best Reality-Based Work

cartoonist. He is also the author of the award-

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t Harvey Award, Best Artist

winning graphic novel Whatever Happened to the

t Harvey Award, Best Story

World of Tomorrow?

‘George Herriman was one of the very great artists, in any medium, of the 20th century.’ – Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman A C E L E B R AT I O N ■

SPECIFICATIONS 200 colour illustrations 176 pages 12¼ × 9" (311 × 229mm)

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his unique collection of rare art, essays, memorabilia and biography highlights the

career of the first genius of comics, George

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Herriman. The book includes original essays by

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Jay Cantor, Douglas Wolk, Harry Katz, Richard

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Thompson, Dee Cox (Herriman’s granddaughter),

COMICS • GRAPHIC ART

Craig McCracken, Bill Watterson and authorised reprints of two seminal essays on Herriman by

ISBN 978-0-8109-9594-9

Gilbert Seldes and E. E. Cummings, alongside newly discovered vintage essays by TAD,

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Summerfield Baldwin and Toots Herriman. Craig Yoe runs the New York design firm YOE!

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more than 30 books, including The Art of Mickey Mouse and Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of

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Studio with Clizia Gussoni, and is the author of

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Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster.


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Patti Smith 1969–1976 ■

BY J U DY L I N N

A F T E R W O R D BY PAT T I S M I T H

Never-before-seen intimate photographs of Patti Smith before she was an icon SE LLING POINTS ■ A unique portrait of Patti Smith and her confidants Robert Mapplethorpe and Sam Shepard ■ An insider’s view of the downtown New York cultural scene of the 1970s ■ Perfect companion to Patti Smith’s bestselling memoir, Just Kids

SPECIFICATIONS 100 black-and-white photographs 144 pages 8 × 10" (203 × 254mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-0-8109-9832-2 £16.99

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efore she was a world-renowned singer-songwriter and dubbed ‘the Godmother of Punk’, Patti Smith

was a struggling poet posing for the lens of photographer

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Judy Linn. In intimate portraits of an artist as a young woman, Linn captures Smith at her most vulnerable, as a raw performer on the verge of becoming an iconic artist. Linn’s photographs offer a fascinating document of Smith’s maturation into one of the most influential women of her generation while also spotlighting her

Max’s Kansas City

close relationships with other artists, including Robert

ISBN 978-0-8109-9597-0

Mapplethorpe and Sam Shepard. This book captures a

£15.99

moment lost in time, when a poet experimenting with music crossed paths with a young artist experimenting with photography. A must-have for anyone interested in the evolution of an artist, Patti Smith 1969–1976 showcases the collaboration between Smith and Linn that rewrote the definition of what it means to be a woman and an artist. Judy Linn is a photographer, and her work is in the collec-

CBGB & OMFUG ISBN 978-0-8109-5786-2 £12.95

tions of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Detroit Art Institute and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

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A Radiant Life T H E S E L E C T E D J O U R N A L I S M O F N UA L A O ’ FAO L A I N ■

BY N UA L A O ’ FAO L A I N

F O R E W O R D B Y S H E R I DA N H AY

SE LLING POINTS ■ A collection of O’Faolain’s columns from the Irish Times and

Passionate and original essays from bestselling author Nuala O’Faolain

Ireland’s Sunday Tribune ■ Online reader’s guide

SPECIFICATIONS 320 pages 8¼ × 5½" (210 × 140mm) Paperback with flaps RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH EXCLUDING IRELAND PUB MONTH: MARCH LITERATURE ISBN 978-0-8109-9806-3 from the essay

£16.99

‘Sex Matters’ in A Radiant Life

‘One of the greatest columnists ever

PR AIS E FOR ARE YOU SOME BODY ? ‘A reader’s writer’ – Vogue ‘Rich, fierce’ – New Yorker ‘Brilliant writing and heartbreaking insight’ – Newsweek

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to inhabit the English language.’

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– Fintan O’Toole Radiant Life presents the unequivocal voice of Nuala O’Faolain tackling a vast range of subjects

from Catholicism to feminism, from Sinatra to Africa and

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aving sex really matters. Everyone knows that. So does not having sex.

What arrangements an individual makes with their own sexuality and how the individual thinks other people perceive their sexuality is a profoundly important theme during the whole lifespan from puberty to

from Irish American culture to Islam and the West. Curious

old age. Of course, this doesn’t mean that

and funny, tender and scathing, O’Faolain’s columns were

people think about sex all the time; even

never less than trenchant and were always passionate.

young men bursting with testosterone only

‘I was blinded by the habit of translating everything into

manage three times a minute. But there can

personal terms’, she writes apologetically, but this is the

have been few people so detached from the

power of her journalism. Through the prism of casual,

subject that when they read the reports of the

everyday encounters, O’Faolain presses her subject, reaching beyond the prompting of the moment to transcend topicality. The result is a cumulative historical narrative, an inadvertent chronicle of a transformed Ireland by one of its sharpest observers and canniest critics.

survey of the Irish and sex . . . they did not pause to compare themselves to everybody else. Good old Ireland – bringing up the rear, as always, when it comes to investigating the body, or pleasure, or any experience which

Poem in your Pocket ISBN 978-0-8109-0636-5 £7.99

An international bestselling memoirist (Are You

has not been presorted according to hierar-

Somebody? and Almost There) and novelist (My Dream

chies of class and gender importance.

of You and Best Love, Rosie), Nuala O’Faolain was for two decades a columnist for the Irish Times. She died in Dublin in 2008.

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Kraken T H E C U R I O U S , E XC I T I N G , A N D S L I G H T LY D I S T U R B I N G S C I E N C E O F S Q U I D ■

BY W E N DY W I L L I A M S

A new exploration of one of the most popular and intriguing animals on the planet

SE LLING POINTS ■ The first book in more than a decade about the fascinating squid ■ Includes current squid-enabled research, such as finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and designing more effective ways to camouflage soldiers on the battlefield ■ Will appeal to fans of Cod and The Big Oyster

from the introduction to Kraken

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Tantalizing clues hint that some species of squid may be intelligent and capable of learning from

30 black-and-white illustrations and photographs

experience. We’ve seen that the

224 pages

Humboldt squid, like dolphins,

9 × 5¼" (229 × 133mm)

hunt in well-coordinated packs.

Hardback with jacket

Cuttlefish communicate with

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each other in intricate code, using

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a language of flashing colours raken is the traditional name for gigantic sea

and skin patterns. Octopuses

monsters, and this book introduces one of the most

charismatic, enigmatic and curious inhabitants of the sea:

build themselves houses.

the squid. The pages take the reader on a wild narrative

(They also like cast-off beer

ride through the world of squid science and adventure,

bottles, but prefer brown

along the way addressing some riddles about what intelligence is, and what monsters lie in the deep. In addition to squid, both giant and otherwise, Kraken examines other equally enthralling cephalopods, including the octopus and the cuttlefish, and explores their otherworldly abilities, such as camouflage and bioluminescence. Accessible and

ISBN 978-0-8109-8465-3 £12.99

glass to clear, and short necks to long necks.) Some octopuses can untie

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silk surgical sutures.

entertaining, Kraken is also the first substantial volume on the subject in more than a decade and a must for fans of popular science. Wendy Williams has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Science. Williams is the coauthor of Cape Wind, which was named one of 2007’s ten best

Crocodiles ISBN 978-2-7324-3864-1 £25.00

environmental books by Booklist and one of the year’s best science books by Library Journal.

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Yoga Dogs ■

BY DA N B O R R I S

A hilarious photo collection of dogs and puppies in yoga poses (via the wonders of Photoshop) SE LLING POINT ■ Yoga Dogs calendars and an upcoming line of greeting cards have paved the way for this laugh-out-loud book

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nspired by a friend’s mastiff that would imitate its master’s morning yoga routine, photographer Dan Borris

created Yoga Dogs, a full-colour collection of 45 different dogs and puppies doing human yoga poses. Don’t worry: no animals were harmed during the making of the images; instead, their extreme flexibility can be chalked up to

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some very effective digital trickery. The results are silly and curious all at once, and the inherently humourous pictures are complemented by information about the poses and some funny and punny canine meditations. Dan Borris is a professional photographer widely recognised for his portraiture. His images have appeared

Dogplay ISBN 978-1-58479-827-9 £7.99

in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and the New York Times. His work has been honoured by Communication Arts, American Photography and the Art Directors Club of New York.

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Man Down P R O O F B E YO N D A R E A S O N A B L E D O U B T T H AT W O M E N A R E B E T T E R C O P S , D R I V E R S , G A M B L E R S , S P I E S , W O R L D L E A D E R S , B E E R TA S T E R S , H E D G E F U N D M A N AG E R S , A N D J U S T A B O U T E V E RY T H I N G E L S E ■

BY DA N A B R A M S SE LLING POINTS ■ Dan Abrams is the chief legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, is a regular on the Today show and has appeared on most US talk shows ■ Abrams has published numerous

Fact: Women are smarter, healthier and unequivocally better than men Proof: Read this book

articles in the US press, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among others ■ Perfect gift for men stuck in the doghouse everywhere and the women who put them there!

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ISBN 978-0-8109-9829-2 adies and gentlemen of the jury, everyone is familiar

£12.99

with the tired clichés: women are bad drivers and are not

good with money; only guys play video games and they give bad directions. Dan Abrams tackles the toughest case of his career in Man Dan. Drawing on years of legal experience and research studies, Abrams explains step-by-step why women

are better than men in just about every way imaginable, from managing money to flying planes to living longer. Abrams uses his trademark charm to get his point across without opin-

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ing on the issue himself. Chock-full of fun facts and conversation starters, this book may not end the debate of men versus women, but it will definitely make it more interesting. Dan Abrams is the chief legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. In the past year he launched the media news

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sites Mediaite.com, GossipCop.com, Styleite.com and

ISBN 978-0-8109-8902-3

Geekosystem.com. Abrams has published articles in the New

£8.99

York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today magazine and the Huffington Post. Never married, Abrams is still learning how to talk to the better gender.

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What to Wear, Where T H E H O W -TO H A N D B O O K F O R A N Y S T Y L E S I T UAT I O N ■

BY H I L L A RY K E R R A N D K AT H E R I N E P O W E R

FORE WORD BY NICOLE RICHIE

SE LLING POINTS ■ Media-star authors have been widely profiled

Less expensive than a personal shopper and more honest than a friend

■ Promotions on WhoWhatWear.com and authors’ e-newsletter (more than 400,000 daily subscribers) ■ Celebrity and style expert Nicole Richie wrote the foreword

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ife is stressful; your outfit shouldn’t be. That’s the philosophy behind What to Wear, Where, the second

book from the authors of the popular style guide Who

What Wear. This time Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power give readers exactly what they’ve asked for: specific advice on how to put together the perfect look for any social occasion. What to Wear, Where addresses more than 50 major social situations, explains what you should

‘Your go-to source for cool, ‘It’ girl style . . . It’s truly relatable for women of all ages, styles and locations.’ – celebrity stylist and bestselling author Rachel Zoe

wear and what you shouldn’t wear and shows you exactly what the authors would wear. What to Wear, Where is

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loaded with practical tips and style suggestions, making it the perfect resource for anyone who wants to feel more confident about her outfit choices. It’s your go-to guide for wardrobe advice and inspiration!

‘Authors Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power know fashion, and their book, which shares the name of their style-advising business, WhoWhatWear, offers enlightening insights.’ – Wall Street Journal

Who What Wear ISBN 978-0-8109-8045-7 £10.99

Hillary Kerr is the cofounder and editorial director of

‘WhoWhatWear.com does such a great

WhoWhatWear.com. Kerr was previously an associate

job of compiling the newest trends.

editor at Elle and has written for Teen Vogue, Maxim and

And the founders have a good eye

Nylon. Katherine Power is the cofounder and creative

for putting together inspiring clothing

director of WhoWhatWear.com and was formerly the West

combinations.’ – Rachel Bilson

Coast editor of US Elle.

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Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal ■

BY E D D I E T R U N K

F O R E W O R D B Y R O B H A L F O R D O F J U DA S P R I E S T SE LLING POINTS ■ Eddie Trunk has worked for 25 years in the world of rock ■ Eddie currently hosts his own US TV show as well as two radio shows ■ Will appeal to fans of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe and more!

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Required reading for all rock-and-roll fans

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nown as a leading expert on all things hard rock and heavy metal, Eddie Trunk continues to enter-

tain fans on the radio and as the host of VH1 Classic’s hit television programme That Metal Show with his passion

for music. In his debut book, Eddie discusses his most

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essential bands, his unique personal experiences with them, his favourite ‘Stump the Trunk’ anecdotes and trivia, as well as his favourite playlists. Whether you’re a classic Metallica or Megadeth metalhead or prefer the hair metal of old-school Bon Jovi or Poison, Eddie Trunk’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal salutes all who are ready to rock! Eddie Trunk is the host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show. He is also heard on two weekly US radio shows: Eddie Trunk Live on XM satellite radio, and Friday Night Rocks,

Led Zeppelin: Good Times, Bad Times ISBN 978-0-8109-8488-2 £19.99

live in New York City.

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In and Out with Dick and Jane A LOV I N G PA R O DY ■

BY R O S S M A C D O N A L D A N D JA M E S V I C TO R E

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The classic children’s book characters find themselves in some rather naughty situations

■ Sweet, retro-inspired art combined with perverse scenarios creates some funny and crazy humour ■ The package mimics classic beloved books that we all remember and love

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oss MacDonald, the award-winning illustrator, and

James Victore, the celebrated graphic designer, have

gotten together to create a parody featuring the classic kids’

book characters Dick and Jane. This time around, though, our straitlaced protagonists are venturing into some rather dark, twisted and bawdy places. The images are perfectly rendered in warm, nostalgic shades, and the tone of the text is sweet and simple, but the content leans toward sex, drugs and violence, with healthy doses of innuendo. To top it off, this laugh-out-loud satire is situated inside a handsome, imitationcloth volume resembling an old-fashioned kids’ book. Ross MacDonald is a contributing artist for Vanity Fair. His award-winning illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone. He was also the subject of a one-man retrospective at the New York Times. James Victore is an independent graphic designer based in New York City whose clients include Moët & Chandon, Amnesty International, the New York Times and MTV. He has won an Emmy for television animation.

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S’Mother T H E S TO RY O F A M A N , H I S M O M , A N D T H E T H O U S A N D S O F A LTO G E T H E R I N S A N E L E T T E R S S H E ’ S M A I L E D H I M ■

BY A DA M C H E S T E R

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One son’s hilarious memoir about the mother of all mothers

Adam – Enclosed find this insurance document in case my plane crashes. Looking forward to seeing you in the show. Love, Mom

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dam Chester is the son of a very loving mum, who for almost 30 years has peppered his life with

unsolicited advice, news updates and opinions in the form

of thousands of inappropriate, embarrassing and utterly crazy letters. S’Mother is a hilarious memoir based on this correspondence showing the pathological extremes maternal instincts can take. Why is a grown woman so frantic that her adult son screw on his windows to keep out

Adam – Don’t have anything to do with your paternal grandmother. Love, Mom

■ Laugh out loud – even if you didn’t grow up with a neurotic mother ■ Perfect counterpoint to the bestselling book Sh*t My Dad Says

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killer bees? And are adult trick-or-treaters really that much of a threat? Adam saved his mum’s letters as proof this all happened and reproduces many of them in the book. And now, with time, perspective and plenty of therapy, he acknowledges and accepts the comedy of it all and is proud to share his story with you, if for no other reason than to make you feel better about your own mother. Adam Chester works as a professional composer and singer-songwriter who is employed as the official ‘surrogate Elton John’. (Adam sits in as Elton John, playing piano and singing while rehearsing his band for various appearances.) Based in Los Angeles, he is married and has two boys. His mum lives about 20 minutes away and

Adam – Please don’t go into Mexico because they are kidnapping Americans and cutting off their heads!!’ Love, Mom

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11,002 Things to Be Miserable About ISBN 978-0-8109-8363-2 £6.99

still writes to Adam at least four times a month.

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The Steampunk Bible A N I L LU S T R AT E D G U I D E TO T H E W O R L D O F I M AG I N A RY A I R S H I P S , C O R S E T S A N D G O G G L E S , M A D S C I E N T I S T S , A N D S T R A N G E L I T E R AT U R E ■

BY J E F F VA N D E R M E E R W I T H S . J . C H A M B E R S

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The first definitive guide to the internationally popular sci-fi/Victorian movement

■ Highly illustrated must-have for Steampunks, appealing to aficionados and novices alike ■ From 2009’s blockbuster film Sherlock Holmes to Comic Con, Steampunk’s influence is everywhere ■ Only book to tell the history of the movement and profile its origins, main figures and impact ■ Contributions from Jake von Slatt, Bruce Sterling, Jess Nevins and other noted members of the community ■ Steampunk movement has thousands of devotees worldwide

SPECIFICATIONS 150 colour illustrations 224 pages 10 × 7" (254 × 178mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY POP CULTURE •  SCIENCE FICTION

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teampunk – a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto science-fiction culture – is

a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion and more. The Steampunk Bible is the

first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in

ISBN 978-0-8109-8958-0 £16.99

the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including

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antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as authors Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers take the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.

Boilerplate ISBN 978-0-8109-8950-4 £14.99

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning author and coeditor of a bestselling anthology of Steampunk literature. S. J. Chambers is a writer and Poe scholar focusing on his importance to genre literature like Steampunk.

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Mastering the Art of Indian Cooking By Sanjeev Kapoor no-fuss cooking approach. More than a decade later, he is a

global sensation with an international media empire that is rooted in this philosophy. In Mastering the Art of Indian Cooking, Kapoor introduces this simple cooking approach with a definitive book that is the only Indian cookbook you will ever need. His collection covers the depth and diversity of Indian recipes, including such favourites as butter chicken, palak paneer and samosas, along with less-familiar dishes that are sure to become new favourites, including soups and shorbas; kebabs, snacks and starters; main dishes; pickles and chutneys; breads; and more. The ingredients recipes even easier. Sanjeev Kapoor is one of the biggest culinary stars in the world.

■ Sanjeev Kapoor has the longest-

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running TV show in India and his

512 pages, 10 × 8" (254 × 203mm)

own food magazine, and is set to

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launch India’s first TV network

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devoted to food in autumn 2010 ■ His website gets a staggering 25 million hits a month

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■ His readymade line of spices, mixes

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and gourmet chutneys is available

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internationally

£19.99

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500 Classic Recipes FOR THE MODERN KITCHEN



are easy to find, and suggested substitutions make these simple

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anjeev Kapoor burst onto the scene in India with an easy,


International culianry superstar Sanjeev Kapoor’s new cookbook features 500 classic recipes updated for today’s cooks

Recipes Include  masala chai with lemongrass (tea with lemongrass and spices)  majjika (sweet yogurt shake)  medu wada (South Indian dumplings with coconut chutney)  palak paneer (spinach and paneer cheese in curry sauce)  murg do piazza (chicken with onion and cashews)  makki di roti (cornmeal bread)  dal makhani (spiced lentils from the Punjab region)  hirvi mirchi thecha (green chili, garlic and sesame seed chutney)  papaya ka launj (papaya marmalade)  rasmalai (sweet dumplings garnished with pistachio nuts)

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The L Life E X T R AO R D I N A RY L E S B I A N S M A K I N G A D I F F E R E N C E ■

BY E R I N M c H U G H

P H OTO G R A P H S BY J E N N I F E R M AY

SE LLING POINT ■ Interviews with many important women in the gay community, including Jane Lynch, Christine Quinn, Alison Bechdel and Kate Clinton

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A celebration of the lives of lesbians who have made their mark in our world

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here have been few cultural touchstones to open people’s eyes to everyday lesbian life – until now.

Through fascinating interviews and stunning portrait photography, The L Life introduces us to the women who are changing our view of the world. This candid collection is a celebration of real women, alongside headline-makers such as breast cancer researcher and bestselling author Dr. Susan Love; groundbreaking authors Alison Bechdel and Ann Bannon; entertainers such as actress Jane Lynch and comedian Kate Clinton; US Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and longtime activist Phyllis Lyon; award-winning film producer Christine Vachon; and many more. Erin McHugh is a former publishing executive and the author of 19 books, including the five-volume series The Portable Queer.

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Get to Know Your Kid ■

BY S H A N A C O N N E L L N OY E S

100 questions to ask your child, with space to record their answers – a one-of-a-kind keepsake SE LLING POINTS ■ A personal and precious fill-in memento of childhood – a beautiful gift for both parent and child ■ Removable sticker on cover in order to personalize this keepsake with child’s name

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ISBN 978-1-58479-862-0 £10.99

hese days, parents barely remember to take the time to record the whimsical and wonderful things

their children say. Get to Know Your Kid allows parents to

capture the innocence, the wisdom and the joy of childhood in one easy step. One hundred questions are specifically designed to encourage young children to open up and share their

Have you ever made a really big mistake? What happened?

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thoughts, hopes, fears and dreams. Geared toward children aged four to ten, and prepared with the help of two child and adolescent psychologists, fun questions include ‘What do you like best about our family?’ and ‘What

Grandmother Remembers

do you think it will feel like to be an adult?’ With each

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question, there is room to write in children’s answers, or have older kids write for themselves, giving parents a memorable keepsake to cherish forever. Shana Connell Noyes is a lawyer who lives in Southern California. She worked as a consultant to actor Julia Roberts and director Alan J. Pakula on the film The Pelican Brief. She is also the author of Acing Your First

Have you ever done anything really brave? Tell me about it.

£11.99

Grandmother Remembers Holidays ISBN 978-1-58479-841-5 £11.99

Year of Law School and the mother of two small children.

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Remembering Fenway Park A N O R A L A N D N A R R AT I V E H I S TO RY O F T H E H O M E O F T H E B O S TO N R E D S OX ■

BY H A R V E Y F R O M M E R

FORE WORD BY JOHNNY PESK Y

SE LLING POINTS ■ Frommer’s unparalleled access to current and former Red Sox, as well as famous fans, makes this the definitive book on the stadium ■ A priceless collection of 200 historical and current images – a keepsake for all Red Sox fans ■ Published in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park

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o other ballpark has the feel and tradition of Fenway. Entering the grandstand, one is

transported back through time as the spirits of all those

ISBN 978-1-58479-852-1

who came before seem to inhabit the cozy confines. Built

£29.99

by Red Sox owner John I. Taylor, Fenway Park opened in the spring of 1912, making it the oldest ballpark in the major leagues. Remembering Fenway Park beautifully documents the stadium’s entire career through a decadeby-decade account, a priceless collection of historical photographs and vivid, first-person reminiscences of the people to whom this great place has meant so much: journalists, players and fans. No Red Sox fan – no baseball fan – will resist this incredible book.

ALSO AVAIL AB LE Harvey Frommer is the author of Remembering Yankee Stadium and more than 40 sports books. The oral historian and sports journalist is a professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College and professor emeritus at City University of New York.

Remembering Yankee Stadium ISBN 978-1-58479-716-6

Johnny Pesky was known as ‘Mr. Red Sox’ for his seven and a half seasons playing and many years as a coach and commentator for the team. The Red Sox honoured

£24.99

Pesky by officially naming the right-field foul pole ‘Pesky’s Pole’ and retiring his No. 6 in 2008.

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A celebratory look back at the 100-year history of one of the world’s most beloved sports arenas


The Complete Kitchen Garden AN INSPIRED COLLECTION OF GARDEN DESIGNS AND 100 SEASONAL RECIPES ■

BY E L L E N E C K E R O G D E N

Kitchen garden expert Ellen Ogden offers the plans and layouts for 15 themed gardens and 100 recipes for the home gardener and cook

SE LLING POINT ■ This is both a gardening book and a cookbook

SPECIFICATIONS 300 colour and black-and-white illustrations 100 recipes 256 pages 9¼ × 7¼" (235 × 184mm) Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH COOKING • GARDENING

ISBN 978-1-58479-856-9 £16.99

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he Complete Kitchen Garden is an inspiring collection of garden designs and recipes for the home

gardener and cook. Based on the seasonal cycles of the garden, each chapter provides a new way to look at the planning stages with themes and designs such as

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‘the salad lover’s garden’, ‘the heirloom maze garden’, ‘the children’s garden’ and ‘the organic rotation garden’. More than 100 recipes featuring the food grown in each specific garden encompass a full range of soups, salads, main course savoury dishes and desserts, as well as condiments and garnish to dress up the plate. Ellen Ecker Ogden is the author of From the Cook’s Garden and The Vermont Cheese Book and has written

Canning for a New Generation ISBN 978-1-58479-864-4 £15.99

for numerous US publications.

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A Knitter’s Home Companion A H E A R T WA R M I N G C O L L E C T I O N O F S TO R I E S , PAT T E R N S , A N D R E C I P E S ■

BY M I C H E L L E E D WA R D S

SE LLING POINTS ■ Author’s popular monthly essays are featured in Lion Brand’s e-newsletter (circulation 750,000) and on their website, www.lionbrand.com ■ Tie-in promotion and author

A charming compendium that captures the spirit of a knitter’s life

events with Lion Brand, one of America’s oldest and most successful yarn companies

SPECIFICATIONS 18 photographs; 35 illustrations 160 pages 8 × 5½" (203 × 140mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH CRAFT ISBN 978-1-58479-916-0 £11.99

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Knitter’s Home Companion is an illustrated collection of stories, patterns and recipes from beloved

knitter and essayist Michelle Edwards. This heartwarming title will appeal to knitters interested in not only stitches, yarn and patterns, but also in the lives of other knitters, the lessons that can be learned from their craft, the ways knitting helps knitters cope during difficult times and the role of knitting in family life. ‘Let [this book] keep you company when you need another knitter’s voice beside you’, Edwards writes in her introduction. Like a good friend, A Knitter’s Home Companion will inspire readers to laugh, cry, remember, be thoughtful, cook and, of course, pick up

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their needles. Divided into four chapters – Motherhood, Home, Community and Legacy – stories range from ‘But She Doesn’t Have Any Underpants’, about the challenges of knitting for family to ‘Home Ec Workshop and the Mystery of the Indian Slipper’, about finding community at a local yarn shop. Projects range from mittens and socks to a baby blanket and afghan.

More Last Minute Knitted Gifts ISBN 978-1-58479-860-6 £16.99

Michelle Edwards is an essayist for the US Lion Brand Yarn Company’s e-newsletter and the award-winning author/illustrator of many children’s books.

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Oliver + S Little Things to Sew 2 0 C L A S S I C AC C E S S O R I E S A N D TOYS F O R C H I L D R E N ■

BY L I E S L G I B S O N SE LLING POINTS ■ Both classic and fresh, Oliver + S designs appeal to traditional and non-traditional sewers

Fresh, fun accessories and toys for children from popular pattern company Oliver + S

■ Whimsical yet practical items for children, including hat, scarf, vest, tutu, art smock and quilt ■ The book’s jacket is illustrated with projects from the book that can be cut out to dress the two cardstock paper dolls included

SPECIFICATIONS 40 photographs; 180 illustrations 136 pages 9¼ × 7¾" (235 × 197mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH

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ome sewers love to dress the children in their

CRAFT ISBN 978-1-58479-910-8 £17.99

lives in garments they have handcrafted. No one

understands this better than Liesl Gibson, who is both a mum and the founder of Oliver + S, a sewing pattern company known for its contemporary yet classically sensible kids’ designs as well as its precise, easy-to-follow instructions and charming paper doll–inspired packaging. In Oliver + S Little Things to Sew, Gibson presents us with 20 accessories for children, such as a hat with bear ears, scarf, vest, tutu, art smock, backpack and quilt – all impeccably photographed by Laurie Frankel.

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The book includes two full-size pattern sheets and, as an added bonus, two cardstock paper dolls that can be dressed with ‘clothing’ cut from the book’s jacket – a little something extra to keep young ones occupied while grown-ups stitch new items for their wardrobes! Liesl Gibson is the founder and creative force behind Oliver + S. She is a graduate of New York’s Fashion

Wee Wonderfuls ISBN 978-1-58479-858-3 £16.99

Institute of Technology and previously worked as a designer for Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.

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‘Will playing with hot sugar be fun? Hell, yes.’

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Sugar Baby C O N F E C T I O N S , C A N D I E S , C A K E S & OT H E R D E L I C I O U S RECIPES FOR COOKING WITH SUGAR ■

BY G E S I N E B U L LO C K- P R A D O

SE LLING POINTS ■ Bullock-Prado takes the intimidation out of cooking with sugar, with detailed instructions and witty commentary ■ Includes removable gift labels ■ Just in time for Easter!

SPECIFICATIONS 40 colour photographs More than 100 recipes 224 pages 9 × 9" (229 × 229mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD

From marshmallows to macaroons, featuring more than 100 mouthwatering, easy-to-master recipes

PUB MONTH: APRIL FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-58479-897-2 £19.99

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ookbooks with recipes for baking with sugar (in the oven), continue to sell well. And yet, no one

has set out to do a cookbook with recipes on cooking with sugar (on the hob) – until now. In Sugar Baby, Gesine

Bullock-Prado offers totally unintimidating step-by-step advice; the simplest instructions; recipes for candy, confections and treats that integrate hob work into

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finished desserts; and a hilarious voice. Organized by temperature and chemical stages, here are more than 100 recipes for lollipops, caramel, rock candy, chocolate mousse, macaroons, marshmallows, pudding pops, cakes and much more. Sugar Baby will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth.

Baked Explorations Gesine Bullock-Prado, founder of the Gesine Confectionary product line and author of My Life from

ISBN 978-1-58479-850-7 £19.99

Scratch, has been featured in numerous US publications.

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Bettane and Desseauve’s Guide to the Wines of France ■

BY M I C H E L B E T TA N E A N D T H I E R RY D E S S E AU V E

SE LLING POINTS ■ The authors are acknowledged experts in the field, each with more than 20 years of experience ■ Covers thousands of wines from older, established wineries and

A comprehensive guide to thousands of French wines, by two of today’s most distinguished French wine experts

up-and-coming new producers

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‘The more you know about

832 pages

wine, the greater the pleasure.’

11 × 5⅝" (279 × 143mm)

– Bettane and Desseauve

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ichel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve are French

ISBN 978-1-58479-732-6 £22.50

wine experts known all over the world by wine

professionals and consumers alike. Now they bring their expertise to the English-speaking market in their encyclopedic Guide to the Wines of France. This comprehensive buying guide is organized by region, including not only such celebrated areas as Burgundy and Bordeaux, but also lesser-known wine-making provinces such as Languedoc and Jura. Within each chapter, a complete picture of the region is presented through entries for individual wineries and

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detailed information about their wines; each wine is rated using the familiar 100-point scale. Written in clear, user-friendly language, the guide is accessible even to wine novices. Whether you’re looking to stock your cellar or to expand your wine-tasting horizons, Bettane and Desseauve’s Guide to the Wines of France is the

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oenophile’s essential companion.

ISBN 978-1-58479-877-4 Michel Bettane is one of the best-known wine tasters

£40.00

in the world. Thierry Desseauve is a journalist and the former publisher of the Revue du Vin de France.

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Goat M E AT, M I L K , C H E E S E ■

BY B R U C E W E I N S T E I N A N D M A R K S C A R B R O U G H

P H OTO G R A P H S BY M A R C U S N I L S S O N

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More than 100 delicious recipes for meat, milk and cheese

■ Goat is the next big thing in food! ■ Authors have a great publicity track record ■ Goat products have wonderful health benefits since no hormones and few antibiotics are used

SPECIFICATIONS 40 colour photographs More than 100 recipes 256 pages 9¼ × 7½" (235 × 191mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-58479-905-4

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£19.99

oat meat and dairy products are being embraced as the next big thing. With its excellent flavour,

wide-ranging versatility and numerous health benefits, goat meat, milk and cheese are being sought by home cooks. Goat is the world’s primary meat (upwards of 70 percent of the red meat eaten around the world

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is goat). This book is a no-holds-barred goatapedia, laugh-out-loud cooking class, cheesemaking workshop and dairy-milking expedition all in one. With recipes such as Pan-Roasted Chops with Blackberries and Sage, Meatballs with Artichokes and Fennel and ChocolateDipped Goat Cheese Balls, this book is sure to become the resource for this new frontier. Goat is Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough’s 18th cookbook. They write for many national US food publica-

Ham ISBN 978-1-58479-832-3 £19.99

tions. Their blog is www.realfoodhascurves.com.

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Modern Paper Crafts A 2 1 S T- C E N T U RY G U I D E TO F O L D I N G , C U T T I N G , S C O R I N G , P L E AT I N G , A N D R E C YC L I N G ■

BY M A R G A R E T VA N S I C K L E N

SE LLING POINTS ■ Author is leader in paper craft community ■ Projects for novice as well as advanced paper crafters

More than 20 fresh, hip projects that put a modern twist on traditional paper craft techniques

■ Follows on the heels of the author’s spectacularly successful Origami Page-A-Day Calendar and Joy of Origami

SPECIFICATIONS 70 photographs; 250 illustrations 144 pages 8¼ × 8¼" (210 × 210mm) Spiral-bound hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL CRAFT

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n Modern Paper Crafts, well-known origami guru

ISBN 978-1-58479-866-8

Margaret Van Sicklen blows the dust off traditional

origami and paper crafting, presenting more than 20

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projects that rely on classic paper craft techniques, but are suited to 21st-century style and aesthetics. The suite of contemporary projects in Modern Paper Crafts ranges from gift wrap, holiday ornaments and note cards to frames, boxes, bowls, silhouettes, wall art, mobiles and even a folding screen. Projects are divided into five chapters: folding, cutting, scoring and sculpting, pleating and recycling. Each chapter begins with an over-

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view and step-by-step photo tutorials of basic techniques, and each project includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations. A variety of papers are used for the projects, from standard cardstock and scrapbooking paper to art papers and recycled corrugated cardboard. All of the projects are accessible to the novice paper crafter but

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will also appeal to the more advanced crafter.

ISBN 978-1-58479-672-5 Margaret Van Sicklen is the author of the bestselling

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annual Origami Page-A-Day Calendar, The Joy of Origami and Origami On-the-Go.

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Bears of the Last Frontier ■

BY C H R I S M O R G A N

SE LLING POINT ■ Includes 200 gorgeous colour photographs, including behindthe-scenes shots taken on location during more than two years of filming

SPECIFICATIONS 200 colour photographs 224 pages 9⅞ × 9⅞" (251 × 251mm)

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ollow the epic journey of wildlife conservationist and bear biologist Chris Morgan as he travels

by motorcycle across Alaska while filming the US TV network PBS Nature documentary Bears of the Last Frontier. From thick forests to the icy arctic, his immersion into the bears’ world reveals, as never witnessed before,

Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD

A lavishly illustrated tie-in to the US broadcaster PBS Nature documentary filmed in Alaska

PUB MONTH: APRIL NATURE ISBN 978-1-58479-931-3 £22.99

an astonishingly intimate portrait of North America’s three bear species: brown bears, black bears and polar bears. Morgan treks deep into the wild and magical habitat of brown bears on the Alaska Peninsula, grizzly bears in Denali National Park and polar bears on the sea ice. The book also follows the PBS TV crew as they travel more than 4,000 miles around Alaska, and it details the hardships and challenges that come with filming a nature

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documentary. Packed with gorgeous colour photographs of bears in their natural habitats, Bears of the Last Frontier is a keepsake for anyone interested in wildlife conservation. Chris Morgan is a British conservation ecologist specializing in international bear research and conservation. He is a regular lecturer at Western Washington University

Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe ISBN 978-1-58479-878-1 £19.99

and is the codirector of the North Cascades Grizzly Bear Outreach Project.

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Wimbledon 1 0 1 R E A S O N S TO LOV E T H E G R E AT E S T TO U R N A M E N T I N T E N N I S ■

BY DAV I D G R E E N

SE LLING POINTS ■ A pictorial history of the tournament’s 133 years, Wimbledon pairs classic sports

A tribute to Wimbledon’s legendary champions, greatest matches and rich traditions

photography with fascinating facts, stats and trivia ■ The book’s release date will coincide with Wimbledon 2011 (June 20–July 3) ■ Wimbledon is the longestrunning tournament in tennis history, with record-breaking attendance in recent years

SPECIFICATIONS 120 colour and black-and-white photographs 128 pages 8 × 7" (203 × 178mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD

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anicured playing lawns. Royal patronage. Dapper white sporting apparel. There is no spectator

event quite like Wimbledon.

ISBN 978-1-58479-908-5 £11.99

For more than a century, tennis’s most legendary players – among them Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Helen Wills Moody and Fred Perry – have gracefully volleyed their way to glory on the hallowed grounds of the All England Club. But it is also on this same turf that some of the game’s finest have faltered, often because they were unable to master the very thing that gave lawn tennis its name – the grass. The only Grand Slam tournament still played on the game’s

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original surface, Wimbledon has become as much of a showcase of British culture and tradition as it has an elite sporting event. Wimbledon: 101 Reasons to Love the

EDITED BY CHRIS HUNT “Comprehensive… The photography is superb and controversy never shirked. Excellent stuff.” TIME OUT

Greatest Tournament in Tennis celebrates the athletes, the matches, the history and the rituals that have come to define this prestigious competition.

The Radio 5 live Complete Book of Football ISBN 978-0-9564976-1-1

David Green is the author of seven books in STC’s 101

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Reasons to Love series.

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Loop-d-Loop Lace M O R E T H A N 3 0 N OV E L L AC E D E S I G N S F O R K N I T T E R S ■

BY T E VA D U R H A M

SE LLING POINTS ■ Lace is a hot topic among knitters ■ Groundbreaking volume shatters the notion that lace is

A modern collection of novel, elegant knitted lace designs from the author of Loop-d-Loop

old-fashioned ■ Eagerly anticipated addition to the popular Loop-d-Loop series ■ Author’s designs and yarn line have a well-established and enthusiastic fan base

SPECIFICATIONS 115 colour photographs 160 pages 10¾ × 8½" (273 × 216mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY CRAFT ISBN 978-1-58479-834-7 £19.99

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oop-d-Loop Lace is the third volume in the groundbreaking Loop-d-Loop series by Teva Durham. In this install-

ment, Durham shatters the idea that lace is old-fashioned by presenting more than 30 cutting-edge knitting designs that are as up-to-the-minute style-wise as they are thoroughly steeped in lace tradition. The projects cover a wide spectrum, from classic shawls and camisoles that utilize traditional laceweight yarns and revered stitch patterns, to ultramodern

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pullovers and accessories in bold colours and chunky yarns that showcase lace at a larger scale. Projects range from easy to advanced. Detailed swatch photos throughout illuminate the stitchwork, while colour fashion photos show off the finished garments with the series’ signature modern, romantic appeal. Teva Durham is a former editor at Vogue Knitting

Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans

International, and the author of STC Craft’s Loop-d-Loop (2005) and Loop-d-Loop Crochet (2007). Her designs and

ISBN 978-1-58479-826-2 £11.99

articles are featured in top knitting and crochet magazines and numerous books, including STC Craft’s Reversible Knitting and Weekend Knitting.

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The Repurposed Library 3 3 C R A F T P R OJ E C T S T H AT G I V E O L D B O O K S N E W L I F E ■

BY L I S A O C C H I P I N T I

SE LLING POINTS ■ Most projects require only a book

33 DIY creations that transform books into art objects and functional items for the home

to be deconstructed, an X-Acto knife and glue ■ Unique topic with far-reaching appeal in DIY community ■ Quirky and inventive subject matter guarantees word-ofmouth buzz and publicity hits ■ A timely response to the rising popularity of e-books

SPECIFICATIONS 75 photographs; 150 illustrations 144 pages 7⅜ × 7⅜" (244 × 187mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY CRAFT

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ISBN 978-1-58479-909-2 e all love to read and learn from books, but The

£16.99

Repurposed Library takes our passion even

further, presenting us with 33 projects to make – quite literally – out of books. For these projects, Lisa Occhipinti rescues and repurposes orphaned and outdated books from flea markets and library sales and turns them into new art objects and practical items for the home. Her creations range from artfully constructed mobiles, wreaths and vases, to functional items like shelves, stor-

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age boxes and even a Kindle ‘keeper’ for those who want to replicate the sensation of holding a ‘real’ book while reading from an e-reader. Projects utilize every imaginable part of a book – from hardback cover to individual pages – and are a DIY celebration of a new way to view a book’s potential.

AlternaCrafts ISBN 978-1-58479-456-1

The work of Lisa Occhipinti has been featured on mul-

£10.95

tiple websites and blogs, including Apartment Therapy, Publishers Weekly and the New Yorker.

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Delicious Memories R E C I P E S A N D S TO R I E S F R O M T H E C H E F B OYA R D E E FA M I LY ■

BY A N N A B O I A R D I A N D S T E P H A N I E LY N E S S

SE LLING POINTS ■ More than 80 easy-toprepare, traditional, delicious Italian recipes ■ Filled with vintage ads and lively family anecdotes this

Anna Boiardi, granddaughter of one of the Chef Boyardee founders, shares the authentic family recipes that inspired the iconic brand

cookbook brings to life the iconic Boyardee brand

SPECIFICATIONS 50 colour photographs More than 80 recipes 208 pages 9½ × 8" (241 × 203mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY FOOD & DRINK ISBN 978-1-58479-906-1 £17.99

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he Boiardi name has reached tables across America for more than 70 years. Most Americans

have fond memories of this iconic brand, evoking nostalgia for a simpler time. From a very young age, Anna Boiardi spent countless hours helping her mother and grandmother, kneading and folding and listening to stories as rich as the tortellini she and her mother would work to perfection. Now, for the first time, Anna

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brings us the authentic recipes that inspired the brand, including Ravioli with Ricotta and Squash Filling, Cotechino with Lentils and Baked Fennel with Butter and Parmesan. Recipes for sauces, meats and of course pasta dishes are just some of the secrets Anna shares in Delicious Memories.

Giuliano Hazan’s Thirty Minute Pasta ISBN 978-1-58479-807-1

Anna Boiardi is the granddaughter of Mario Boiardi and the great-niece of Hector Boiardi, founders of the Chef Boiardi Food Product Co. Born and raised in Italy in a

£15.99

family of chefs, Boiardi learned to cook at home with her mother and grandparents.

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Campfire Cookery A DV E N T U R E S O M E R E C I P E S A N D OT H E R C U R I O S I T I E S F O R T H E G R E AT O U T D O O R S ■

BY S A R A H H U C K A N D JA I M E E YO U N G

P H OTO G R A P H S BY TA R A D O N N E SE LLING POINTS ■ Takes campfire cooking to the next level, offering savoury breakfast treats, tantalizing lunch fare and exotic dinner menus, cocktails and desserts included ■ As practical as it is beautiful, this volume contains many tips on packing and storing food as well as how to build a campfire

SPECIFICATIONS 30 colour photographs More than 100 recipes 304 pages 9⅛ × 8½" (232 × 216mm)

Leave your hot dogs at home with this imaginative culinary treat offering more than 100 gourmet recipes

Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JUNE FOOD & DRINK

ISBN 978-1-58479-907-8 £19.99

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amping fare typically includes burgers and hot dogs, and while these are certainly easy, get

ready to rethink the cuisine that can be savoured over the open flame. With recipes like Spiced Currant Scones,

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Maple-Glazed Salmon and Tomato Tarte Tatin, Huck and Young celebrate delicious food and the great outdoors. They also include step-by-step instructions for activities such as stargazing, foraging for woodland berries and minding one’s fruits of the sea (or, how to clean a fish). Campfire Cookery proves that the campfire can not only be a blissful escape but a true culinary destination.

Endangered Recipes ISBN 978-1-58479-766-1 £8.99

Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young have acted as recipe testers and developers on many cookbooks.

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Terry John Woods’ Summer House ■

B Y T E R RY J O H N W O O D S

P H OTO G R A P H S BY K I N D R A C L I N E F F

SE LLING POINTS ■ With more than 200 evocative colour photographs of summer house interiors, decor and gardens ■ Author’s honest approach and simple design ideas show how to transform any home into a tranquil retreat ■ Woods’ folk art, teddy bears and home designs have been featured in Country Home, Country Living and many other US publications

SPECIFICATIONS More than 200 colour photographs 224 pages 11 × 9⅞" (279 × 251mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE INTERIOR DESIGN ISBN 978-1-58479-924-5 £30.00

A gorgeous volume that inspires the reader to capture the beauty of the summer house style year-round

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erry John Woods’ Summer House captures the feeling that summer evokes with memories that last

beyond the seasons. This gorgeous volume explores the freedom of creating meaningful and cozy spaces meant solely for relaxing and entertaining. Unencumbered with the necessities of year-round living, a summer home can

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accommodate beautiful and thoughtful family treasures. Accompanied by luscious photographs of summer house interiors and gardens, this book is sure to delight and inspire. As Woods says: ‘Summer homes lend themselves to the creation of quiet, comfortable spaces where time stands still’.

Terry John Woods’ New Farmhouse Style ISBN 978-1-58479-792-0

Terry John Woods’s signature vintage-style teddy bears are collected internationally, and his design work has been featured in numerous publications worldwide.

£24.99

Woods is the author of Terry John Woods’ New Farmhouse Style.

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The First Medusa. Caravaggio ■

T E X T S B Y M I N A G R E G O R I , M AU R I Z I O M A R I N I A N D M AU R I Z I O S E R R AC I N I

FROM 5 CONTINENTS EDITIONS

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his stunning book reveals how a version of the Medusa in private hands has been newly

attributed to Caravaggio (1571–1610). The similar-

160 pages 11 × 11" (279 × 279mm)

ity of the work, and its frame, to the better-known

Hardback with jacket

version at the Uffizi in Florence attracted the attention of experts. X-rays and new technologies

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eventually confirmed that this version was the

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original. Here, the results of historical and techno-

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logical research are accompanied by superb illus-

ART

trations and close-ups of the painting, the X-rays

ISBN 978-88-7439-582-8

and more, enabling art lovers the opportunity to

£39.00

appreciate this previously neglected work. Mina Gregori is professor emeritus at Florence University. Maurizio Marini is a distinguished scholar of Caravaggio. Maurizio Seracini is director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology at the University of California, San Diego.

Looking Up™: Yinka Shonibare, MBE ■

F O R E W O R D B Y P R I N C E S S C A R O L I N E O F H A N OV E R

T E X T S BY M A R I E - C L AU D E B E AU D, B É AT R I C E B L A N C H Y, N AT H A L I E

R O S T I C H E R G I O R DA N O, E T A L .

SPECIFICATIONS 100 colour illustrations 176 pages

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inka Shonibare (b. 1962), a Nigerian-English artist and Turner Prize nominee who has

had major international solo exhibitions, likes to

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unite different worlds in a single space because

Bilingual: English and French

he himself is a product of multiculturalism. His

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reflections on identity and memory, often rendered as wax models of middle-class Victorian figures represented as headless mannequins, are instantly recognisable. Here, models, sculptures, photographs and videos by Shonibare are exhibited in rooms at the Nouveau Musée National

ISBN 978-88-7439-564-4

de Monaco. HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover, daughter of the late Prince Rainier and Princess

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Grace of Monaco, contributes a foreword. Marie-Claude Beaud is director and Béatrice Blanchy is a curator, at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. Nathalie Rosticher Giordano is a former cultural programmer at the Grimaldi Forum.

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Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi BEST OF FRIENDS ■

BY S H OJ I S A DAO

FROM 5 CONTINENTS EDITIONS SE LLING POINTS ■ Accessible, firsthand account offers new and interesting insights into the lives and

The friendship between two major figures of 20th-century art, architecture and design written by a collaborator and close friend of both

friendship of Noguchi and Fuller ■ While reams have been written about both artists, this is the first publication to examine the friendship and artistic relationship between Fuller and Noguchi ■ Includes never-before-seen archival photographs and poignant personal anecdotes ■ Published for the Noguchi Museum’s 25th anniversary

SPECIFICATIONS 264 duotone illustrations 256 pages 11½ × 9" (292 × 229mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD EXCLUDING ITALY AND FRANCE PUB MONTH: MARCH

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his intriguing book is an informal, close-up biography of the friendship between Buckminster Fuller

ISBN 978-88-7439-543-9 £45.00

(1895–1983) and Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988). Author

Shoji Sadao, who was friend and business partner to both, chronicles the respect, affection and support they had for one another. Fuller’s development of his Dymaxion Map and Car, and Geodesic geometry, are discussed in detail as is Noguchi’s multifaceted career as sculptor, landscape architect, industrial designer, dance-set designer and artist without borders who challenged the artificial opposition between the fine and applied arts. Sadao’s role as partner to both gives him privileged access to details unavailable to others, resulting in a warm and intimate – and fully illustrated – narrative that documents an exceptional relationship. Shoji Sadao is an architect who collaborated with both R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi. He was executive director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc. from 1991 to 2003.

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The New Pinocchio ■

A DA P T E D BY C H R I S T I N E N Ö S T L I N G E R

A N TO N I O S AU R A

I L LU S T R AT E D BY

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arlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, first published in 1883, has been adapted

in many ways and translated into many languages.

304 pages

Here, award-winning German children’s book

9½ × 8½" (241 × 216mm)

writer Christine Nöstlinger and renowned Spanish

Hardback

artist Antonio Saura offer The New Pinocchio, with

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entirely original illustrations. First published to

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great acclaim in Spain in 1994, this stunning new

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edition is now available in English.

ART The works of Antonio Saura (1930–1998) are in

ISBN 978-88-7439-570-5

major collections around the world, including the

£42.00

National Gallery and Tate Modern, London; the LA County Museum of Art; and the Guggenheim and Metropolitan in New York. Christine Nöstlinger (b. 1936) is arguably today’s most famous Germanlanguage children’s book author. A number of her prize-winning works have been translated. In 1984, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal.

Relics of the Past T R E A S U R E S O F T H E G R E E K O R T H O D OX C H U R C H A N D T H E P O P U L AT I O N E XC H A N G E ■ SPECIFICATIONS 80 colour illustrations 216 pages

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FROM 5 CONTINENTS EDITIONS

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acred Christian art objects – including tabernacles, plates, bottles, bibs, votives,

crosses and more – reveal the amazing skill

11¼ × 9½" (292 × 222mm)

and creativity of Greek craftsmen living in the

Bilingual: English and French

predominantly Muslim Ottoman Empire. Precious

Paperback with flaps

metals, like gold and silver, beautifully decorated

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with carvings, embossed and adorned with pre-

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cious stones like rubies and sapphires, are pic-

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tured here and analyzed in terms of historical and

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artistic significance. The objects come from the Greek Orthodox community living on what is now

ISBN 978-88-7439-575-0

the Turkish coast, under the rule of the Ottoman

£29.00

Empire from the 14th through 17th centuries. Anna Ballian is the senior curator at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in Athens, Greece. She has published extensively on Byzantine, postByzantine, Islamic and Armenian art, and has curated several exhibitions.

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The Art of Daily Life P O R TA B L E O B J E C T S F R O M S O U T H E R N A F R I C A ■

BY C O N S TA N T I N E P E T R I D I S

FROM 5 CONTINENTS EDITIONS

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ublished to accompany an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, this book

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showcases 85 exceptional works from Southern

white illustrations

Africa. Whether figurative or abstract, carved

112 pages

out of wood, ivory, or horn, or made of cloth,

11¼ × 9½" (286 × 241mm)

glass beads, or clay, these exquisitely designed functional objects include snuff containers, pipes, headrests, staffs, sticks, beer vessels and beaded garments.

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Constantine Petridis is curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art and adjunct professor of art history at Case Western Reserve

ART ISBN 978-88-7439-578-1 £20.00

University in Cleveland. Karel Nel is associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Bori HEALERS OF THE SOUL ■

P H OTO G R A P H S BY C A R O L I N E A L I DA

ADELINE MASQUELIER

C O N T R I B U T I O N BY

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his book of exquisite duotone photographs looks at the Bori, a West African shamanist

SPECIFICATIONS 55 duotone photographs

cult centered on possession by the spirits of

128 pages

ancestors. Its followers, priests (also known as

9½ × 9½" (241 × 241mm)

Bori), and assistants are clairvoyants or faith

Bilingual: English and French

healers. They perform ecstatic ritual dances to

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conjure up djinns – spirits – to protect society and its individual members from evil. Faith healers (Boka) employ traditional plants to heal the sick. Caroline Alida’s black-and-white portraits of the

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Bori and the objects used in their ritual practices were taken in dim natural light, imbuing the

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photos with a contemplative atmosphere.

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Caroline Alida is a photographer who studies the power of the intangible. Since 2001 she has made regular trips to Niger to research the Bori. Adeline Masquelier is head of the anthropology department at Tulane University, New Orleans.

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Charlotte Perriand: Photography A WIDE -ANGLE EYE ■

BY JAC Q U E S B A R S AC

F O R E W O R D B Y A L F R E D PAC Q U E M E N T

FROM 5 CONTINENTS EDITIONS

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SE LLING POINTS ■ Perriand is known for her interior and furniture designs, many of which are still produced today ■ Published to coincide with an exhibition in Paris – the first devoted to her photographs ■ The perfect visual inspiration for photography and furniture design buffs, and fans of avantgarde art

SPECIFICATIONS 438 colour and duotone photographs 368 pages 11¾ × 9½" (298 × 241mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD EXCLUDING ITALY AND FRANCE PUB MONTH: APRIL PHOTOGRAPHY • DESIGN ISBN 978-88-7439-548-4 £45.00

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n 1927, when 24-year-old Charlotte Perriand (1903–

1999) walked into Le Corbusier’s studio and asked

The first look at famed furniture designer Perriand’s stunning photography

him to hire her as a furniture designer, he responded,

‘We don’t embroider cushions here’. After seeing her remarkable designs, however, Le Corbusier enjoyed a

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long collaboration with Perriand, who would go on to work as an architect, town planner and political activist. This revelatory book is the first to show Perriand’s photography, an important tool in her creative process and intellectual development, and a reflection of her political views. Made from the late 1920s through 1941, these striking images, many previously unpublished, testify to the collaborative spirit of the avant-garde movement, in which painters, architects and photographers worked together to achieve creative breakthroughs. Jacques Barsac is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. François Cheval is director of Musée Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône. Alfred Pacquement is director of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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Artists of Nigeria ■

BY O N Y E M A O F F O E D U - O K E K E

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rtists of Nigeria charts the development of modern Nigerian art, analyzes work

SPECIFICATIONS 1,158 colour illustrations

by significant Nigerian artists, and explores art

720 pages

movements both within the country and beyond

12 × 9½" (305 × 241mm)

its borders over the past 100 years. The vibrant

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creative accomplishments of Nigerian artists, which are often overlooked in global publications, are here given the attention they deserve. Among the featured artists are Olowere, whose work is in the collections of the British Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Smithsonian Institution; Chike Aniakor, who has a PhD from

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Indiana University; and Uche Okeke, whose work has been shown at the Sherman Gallery at Boston University. Onyema Offoedu-Okeke is an artist, curator and art historian whose work documents contemporary art in Nigeria and Africa. His work has been shown in important international exhibitions.

Five Lucky Charms SYMBOLISM IN CHINESE ART ■

BY E S T E L L E N I K L È S VA N O S S E LT

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his gorgeously produced book reveals the hidden meaning behind motifs in Chinese

SPECIFICATIONS 263 colour illustrations

decorative arts. When any Westerner looks at

264 pages

Chinese art, it is immediately apparent how much

10¾ × 8½" (273 × 216mm)

the depiction of animal and plant life differs from

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its American or European equivalent. This exceptional world teems with flowers, trees, birds, fish, shellfish and insects, mixed with fantastic creatures or figures taken from legend and mythology. Various motifs can appear together in one scene,

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and if the viewer understands the language, the images are charged with symbolism. This absorbing study explores the rich sym-

ISBN 978-88-7439-557-6 £38.00

bolic language of exquisite works in ceramic, jade, lacquer, glass and silk from the world-renowned Baur Collection. Estelle Niklès van Osselt is associate curator of the Baur Foundation in Geneva.

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VISIONS OF AFRICA SERIES ■ The Visions of Africa series is the only series to examine African art systematically, tribe by tribe, in an affordable and accessible format, with information based on field research, written by leading experts in the field and featuring both well-known masterpieces and rare objects from museums and private collections.

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Bamum ■

BY C H R I S T R AU D M . G E A RY

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and students of anthropology and African and ethnographic studies ■ Only monograph available

n the late 19th and early 20th centuries, artists working for the royal court of Bamum, in

Cameroon, created elaborate bead-covered

dedicated exclusively to the art

thrones and stools, wooden sculptures,

of Bamum

masks in human and animal form, architectural carvings and fine objects in bronze,

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ivory and clay. This book focuses on the his-

64 colour and 15 black-and-white

tory, iconography and meaning of these royal

illustrations

arts and looks at Western collectors who

160 pages

were fascinated by King Ibrahim Njoya (ruled

9½ × 6½" (241 × 165mm)

1886/7 to 1931) and the splendour of the royal

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court. Visual and written sources – including

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on the strategies of a monarch who allowed

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history of Bamum arts thus offers unique per-

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spectives on African creativity and ingenuity, and European ways of collecting.

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The Crows of Pearblossom ■

BY A L D O U S H U X L E Y

PICTURE BOOK

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A rare literary find from the author of Brave New World, given new life by an acclaimed illustrator

■ Literary treasure: The only children’s story by this twentiethcentury master, illustrated in full colour for the first time ■ Acclaimed illustrator: Awardwinning illustrator Sophie Blackall has brought Huxley’s story to breathtaking life ■ Popular author: Delightful, sly storytelling shows a different side of the author of Brave New World ■ Classic story: With shades of Milne and Grahame, this is a witty story about rather silly animals with timeless appeal

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AVAILABLE IN TWO FORMATS Hardback ISBN 978-0-8109-9730-1 £10.99

Paperback ISBN 978-0-8109-9873-5 £5.99 Written in 1944 by Aldous Huxley as a Christmas gift for his niece, The C Crows off Pearblossom tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Crow, who live in a cottonwood tree. The hungry Rattlesnake that lives at the bottom of the tree has a nasty habit of stealing Mrs. Crow’s eggs before they can hatch, so Mr. Crow and his wise friend, Old Man Owl, devise a sneaky plan to trick him. This funny story of cleverness triumphing over greed, similar in tone and wit to the work of A. A. Milne, shows a new side of a great writer. Paired with stunning illustrations by Sophie Blackall, this timeless tale is sure to grab the attention of many readers – adults and children alike. Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), the author of Brave New World, lived the latter part of his life near the Mojave Desert, where this story is set. Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many children’s books, including the Ivy and Bean series. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her at www.sophieblackall.com.

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PICTURE BOOK

The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff

SE LLING POINTS ■ Favourite characters: With their individual interests and

BY L AU R A N U M E R O F F A N D N AT E E VA N S

I L LU S T R AT E D BY LY N N M U N S I N G E R

strong bond of friendship, the Jellybeans are relatable and appealing, particularly for girls ■ Popular author-illustrator team: Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger serve up another sweet, funny friendship story ■ Appealing design: Glitter on the cover and a bright palette are eye-catching

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations Glitter on jacket 32 pages 11 × 9" (279 × 229mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-0-8109-9765-3 £10.99

The Jellybeans are off to summer camp to enjoy ghost stories around the campfire, roasting marsh-

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mallows and swimming in the lake. Each girl finds her own favourite activity: Emily goes to the dance studio, Bitsy does arts and crafts and Anna reads about nature. But Nicole can’t find anything that’s just right for her. So she decides to start a soccer team and teach her friends her favourite game. Will the Jellybeans be able to win the big match against a neighbouring camp? Once again, the girls use their different strengths and talents to work together and have the best summer ever. This third book in the successful series shows that, whether readers are girly girls, bookworms, artists or tomboys, there is a Jellybean for everyone.

The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza

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Nurse, Soldier, Spy

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T H E S TO RY O F S A R A H E D M O N D S , A C I V I L WA R H E R O ■

BY M A R I S S A M O S S

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In time for the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War: the incredible true story of a woman who dressed as a man and fought for the Union

■ 150th anniversary of the American Civil War: Published to coincide with anniversary ■ Acclaimed illustrator: Hendrix’s previous book earned excellent reviews ■ Fascinating little-known figure: Sarah Edmonds is a historical figure whose story is little studied yet shines light on women’s role in war

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This fast-paced, high-energy picture book tells the true story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who at age nineteen disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the American Civil War. She took the name Frank Thompson and joined a Michigan army regiment to battle the Confederacy. Sarah excelled as a soldier and nurse on the battlefield. Because of her heroism, she was asked to become a spy. Her story comes to life through the signature illustrations and design of John Hendrix and the exciting storytelling of

The Pharaoh’s Secret HC ISBN 978-0-8109-8378-6 £8.99

Marissa Moss. Marissa Moss has written and illustrated many books for children, including the popular Amelia’s Notebook series and her novel The Pharaoh’s Secret. John Hendrix teaches illustration at Washington University.

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Waddles ■

PICTURE BOOK

BY DAV I D M C P H A I L SE LLING POINTS

A popular illustrator introduces his newest cuddly character in this sweet story of friendship

■ Irresistible character: Most appealing raccoon character since Rosemary Wells’s Timothy ■ Top-notch work from a popular illustrator: David McPhail at his charming best ■ Timely theme: A gentle message about obesity, about finding fulfillment in friendship rather than food

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations 32 pages 9½ × 9" (241 × 229mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-0-8109-8415-8 £9.99

Waddles the raccoon loves to eat. In fact, he eats so much that his usual walk has turned into a waddle. He also loves to spend time with his best friend, Emily the duck and together they like to go swimming for fish. One day Emily asks Waddles if he could do her a big favour and sit on her unhatched eggs while she takes a swim. The very cuddly Waddles is happy to oblige, but he gets a big surprise when the ducklings begin to hatch! Waddles soon finds himself very attached to the family of ducklings and worries about what will happen when they have to fly south for the winter. Waddles introduces a lovable new character in a story with a timely message about what truly matters in life, for friendship and love are the only things that can really make someone 'full'. David McPhail began drawing at a very young age. Today he is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Budgie & Boo, Water Boy and When Sheep Sleep.

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PICTURE BOOK

Chicken Butt’s Back! ■

BY E R I C A S . P E R L

I L LU S T R AT E D B Y H E N RY C O L E

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The highly addictive and clever sequel to – what? – Chicken Butt!

■ Sequel to hit book: Clever extension of a popular school playground joke made the first book a hit ■ Great for reluctant readers: Humour and call-and-response format make this a sure thing for reluctant readers

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations 32 pages 9 × 9" (229 × 229mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-0-8109-9729-5 £8.99

Erica S. Perl and Henry Cole team up once again to deliver spot-on humour with their unforgettable chicken character. In this cheeky (sorry!) sequel to the wildly fun Chicken Butt!, the young jokester and his chicken

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muse are back, but this time they’re trying to trick Mum. She thinks she has caught on to the gag, but as she distractedly does the grocery shopping, she falls victim to a flurry of jokes using homonyms and homophones – words such as 'dear' and 'deer' and 'which' and 'witch'. Wordplay has never been so much fun. Like Chicken Butt!, this story encourages children to participate in a call-and-response reading format that reinforces their reading skills.

Chicken Butt! ISBN 978-0-8109-8325-0

Erica S. Perl is the author of Ninety-three in My Family, Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early, Chicken Butt! and Dotty. Visit her at www.ericaperl.com. Henry Cole is the illustrator of Chicken Butt! Visit him at

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www.henrycole.net.

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Spot It Again!

PICTURE BOOK

F I N D M O R E H I D D E N C R E AT U R E S ■

BY D E L P H I N E C H E D R U SE LLING POINTS

Another striking seek-and-find from Delphine Chedru, with flaps to lift on almost every page!

■ Interactive fun: Kids will enjoy poring over the pages to find cleverly hidden creatures ■ Eye-catching design: Hip, retro feel and sophistication have high-end gift appeal

Praise for Spot It! 'This is a glorious visual treat… We love it!' – Junior magazine

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations and flaps to lift 40 pages 13⅝× 8⅝" (346 × 219mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-0-8109-9736-3 £8.99

A L SO AVAI L AB LE Surprises and secrets fill the pages of this stylish picture book treat. Like Spot It!, this book asks young readers to look carefully at a series of beautifully designed patterns and layouts. On every page there are hidden creatures and surprises. Some are embedded in the design and some can be found underneath flaps. Readers will pore over the pages until they’ve found every one! Delphine Chedru is a designer, illustrator and author. She studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, in the east of France, specialising in decorative and fine arts and design. She has published fifteen books and lives in Paris.

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Mama, Is It Summer Yet? ■

BY N I K K I M c C LU R E

A beautiful book about appreciating nature and the change of seasons New in k! ac Paperb

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations 32 pages 10 x 10¼" (254 x 260mm)

A little boy who can’t wait for summer asks

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his mama, ‘Is it summer yet?’ Mama says, ‘Not yet, little one’, then points to the signs that spring is

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turning to summer – the softening of the earth,

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the nest-building of squirrels, the singing of

ISBN 978-0-8109-9874-2

birds – and encourages her son to savour the

£5.99

beauty of spring. Following the success of All in a Day, Nikki McClure once again uses her paper cutouts to create timeless images of nature and family, showing their importance to a richly lived life.

PICTURE BOOK

‘Bold paper cut-outs of dandelion

All in a Day ■

BY C Y N T H I A RY L A N T

IL LU S T R AT E D BY N I K K I M c C LU R E

seeds and flapping birds provoke smiles with every turn of the page’. – Harper’s Bazaar ‘Adults and children alike will be

This beautiful picture book pairs celebrated children’s author Cynthia Rylant with acclaimed cutpaper artist Nikki McClure

enchanted by both Rylant's charming ode to the possibilites inherent in every day and McClure's amazing cut paper art’. – The Gloss, Ireland

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SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations, 32 pages 10 × 10¼" (254 x 260mm) Paperback

This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers – the opportunities and chances that won’t ever come again – and also delivers

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a gentle message of good stewardship of our

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planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant’s

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poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure’s stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this

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picture book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred.

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To Market, to Market ■

PICTURE BOOK

BY N I K K I M C C LU R E SE LLING POINTS ■ Conscious living: Taps into current interest in sustainable living, eating locally and getting back to the land ■ Earth-friendly package: A great story about green living, printed on recycled paper ■ Crossover appeal: Will appeal to many adult fans of McClure’s distinctive art and of farmers markets

SPECIFICATIONS Two-colour illustrations 40 pages 10 × 10¼" (254 × 260mm) RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY

AVAILABLE IN TWO FORMATS Hardback ISBN 978-0-8109-9738-7 £10.99

A fun, fact-filled picture book about farmers markets, rendered in Nikki McClure’s signature, extraordinary paper-cuts

Paperback ISBN 978-0-8109-9875-9 £5.99

Known for art that celebrates the virtues of community, hard work and living gently on the planet, Nikki McClure here explores a topic close to her heart: the farmers market. Alternating between story and fact, this lovingly crafted picture book follows a mother and son to the weekly market. As they check off items on their shopping list, the reader learns how each particular food was grown or produced, from its earliest stages to how it ended up at the market. To Market, to Market is a timely book that shines awareness on the skill that goes into making good food. Nikki McClure is a self-taught artist who has been making paper-cuts since 1996. She is the author and illustrator of Collect Raindrops and Mama, Is It Summer Yet? and the illustrator of All in a Day, by Cynthia Rylant. Visit her online at www.nikkimcclure.com.

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PICTURE BOOK

Blue-Ribbon Dad ■

BY BE T H RAIS N E R G LAS S

I L LU ST R AT ED BY M A R G I E M O O R E

SE LLING POINTS ■ Celebrate Dad all year long: An ideal Father’s Day gift but also terrific for storytime with Dad all

A celebration of Dad for Father’s Day, or any day of the year

year long ■ Bonus feature: A punch-out ribbon for the reader to award his or her own 'blue-ribbon' dad ■ Perfect gift book: Simple text and bright illustrations make this an appealing package

In l Includes a free fr e blue ribbon ribbon ffo Dad! for ad!! SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations 32 pages 9 × 9" (229 × 229mm) Hardback, with punch-out blue ribbon RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-0-8109-9727-1 £9.99

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In this sweet, rhyming picture book, a little boy thinks about all the special things he does with his dad – schoolwork, reading, swimming lessons, haircuts and more – and decides to craft a present, a homemade blue ribbon, to show his dad how much he loves him. The boy counts down the hours until his dad comes home, recalling their favourite memories and preparing the special gift. Simple text for the earliest readers and cuddly squirrel characters make this precious picture book the perfect way to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day, or any day of the year.

It’s Your First Day of School, Annie Claire ISBN 978-0-8109-4057-4 £8.99

Beth Raisner Glass is the author of Noises at Night, illustrated by Bruce Whatley. Margie Moore is the illustrator of the bestselling It’s Your First Day of School, Annie Claire; A Horse’s Tale; and many more books for children.

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The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur

PICTURE BOOK

A P R E H I S TO R I C TA L E ■

BY C H E RY L B A R D O E

I L LU S T R AT E D BY D O U G K E N N E DY SE LLING POINTS

A prehistoric twist on The Ugly Duckling by an award-winning author and a celebrated illustrator

■ Evergreen subject: Children love dinosaurs and here they have a humourous story and a classic tale that abounds with facts about dinosaurs and other bygone creatures ■ New information: The Vegavis iaai is a recent discovery and will be mind-bending to kids as they come to associate the modern duck’s ancestors with dinosaurs like the T. rex ■ Knowledgeable author: Bardoe weaves in facts about dinosaurs and includes a spread of dino science at the end ■ Bestselling illustrator: Kennedy’s Pirate Pete series is a perennial backlist favourite

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations 32 pages 10½ × 8½" (267 × 216mm) RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY

AVAILABLE IN TWO FORMATS Hardback ISBN 978-0-8109-9739-4 £10.99

Once upon a time, seven tiny duck beaks pecked their way out of their eggs, but the eighth egg was a little bit different. What emerged wasn’t a duck at all – he was a dinosaur! Everyone notices how different he is. He doesn’t waddle! His teeth are too big! Feeling ugly and

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outcast, the dinosaur duckling leaves his family and ventures out on his own. Again and again he tries to make friends, but everyone runs away! Over time he grows bigger and bigger but still can’t seem to find his rightful place. One day he unexpectedly comes across other dinosaurs that look just like him and he discovers he’s really a T. rex! This humourous and charming take on The Ugly Duckling also includes an author’s note about the dinosaurs depicted and the early ancestors of modern ducks who lived side by side and features scientifically accurate illustrations of the creatures. Cheryl Bardoe is a former senior project manager of exhibitions at the Field Museum in Chicago. She is the author of Gregor Mendel and Mammoths and Mastodons. Doug Kennedy has illustrated a number of books, including the Pirate Pete series.

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NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK

The Quite Contrary Man A T R U E A M E R I C A N TA L E ■

BY PAT R I C I A R U S C H H YAT T

I L LU S T R AT E D B Y K AT H R Y N B R O W N

SE LLING POINTS ■ True 'tall tale': The story of this larger-than-life figure from American history reads like

The colourful true story of a quintessentially American figure who fought for the right to wear a beard

fiction ■ A great, little-known slice of American history: Joseph Palmer, who stubbornly wore a beard despite persecution and imprisonment, reflects one American’s commitment to individual expression ■ Inspiring message: Relates the tests of bravery and the consequences of questioning society’s rules, particularly those based on fear ■ Charming illustrations: Wellknown artist Kathryn Brown brings considerable charm to this nonfiction story

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations 32 pages 10 × 9" (254 × 229mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-0-8109-4065-9 £10.99

In early-nineteenth-century New England, folks considered a clean chin a sign of godliness. Born into this buttoned-up, strict society, Joseph Palmer stood out from childhood as someone who liked to do things his own way. A friend to Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Alcotts, Palmer lived by his own code and grew a belly-flowing beard that made his neighbours so crazy that they tried forcibly to shave him. He fought back and ended up in prison for a year. His cause became an American sensation and a few short decades later a president of the United States – Abraham Lincoln – would wear a beard. Narrated with the charm of a tall tale, this true story celebrates the long American history of nonconformity and encourages children to question social rules they may take for granted. Patricia Rusch Hyatt is the author of Coast to Coast with Alice, about the first woman to drive across the United States, in 1909. Kathryn Brown has written and illustrated several highly regarded children’s books.

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Diego Rivera

PICTURE BOOK / ART APPRECIATION

HIS WORLD AND OURS ■

BY D U N C A N TO N AT I U H

A contemporary look at Diego Rivera from a talented emerging artist and author

SE LLING POINTS ■ Ties in with anniversary: 125th anniversary of Diego Rivera’s birth is in 2011 ■ Acclaimed new illustrator: Second book by emerging star who brings welcome knowledge of Mexican and Mexican American culture

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations 40 pages Praise for Dear Primo'A subtly

10 × 9" (254 × 229mm)

reflective story about friendship and

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commonalities.' – Publishers Weekly

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY Praise for Dear Primo

ISBN 978-0-8109-9731-8 £10.99

This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a

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clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world. Duncan Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. Just as Diego’s murals depicted great historical events in Mexican culture or celebrated native peoples, if Diego were painting today, what would his artwork depict? How would his paintings reflect today’s culture? Diego Rivera: His World and Ours is a wonderful introduction to this great artist. Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His first book, Dear Primo, was published in spring 2010.

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Buried Treasures U N C OV E R I N G S E C R E T S O F T H E PA S T ■

BY S T É P H A N E C O M P O I N T

SE LLING POINTS ■ Renowned photographer: Compoint travelled with archaeologists and

A global treasure hunt for the remains of lost civilizations and ancient creatures

paleontologists for more than thirty years ■ History as mystery: A firsthand look at some of the most exciting recent discoveries of our ancient past; shows the real detective work involved

SPECIFICATIONS Colour photographs throughout 80 pages 12 × 10" (305 × 254mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-0-8109-9781-3 £12.99

Through the captivating images of acclaimed photographer Stéphane Compoint, Buried Treasures

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takes readers on a worldwide exploration with today’s most esteemed archaeologists as they search for traces of civilizations presumed lost forever and ancient animals that once roamed the earth. Mysterious colossal statues found on a remote Pacific island, a mythic bear covered in blue fur, a whole city wiped out by a volcano – these are just a few of the amazing discoveries showcased here. From sweltering deserts to the frigid North Pole to an ancient, underwater city, readers will follow scientists as they uncover the secrets of our past. Whether it’s been dug up, lifted out of the water or

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reimagined from extensive research, each of these treasures is a testament to the wealth and diversity of cultures that have come before and that have shaped ours.

ISBN 978-0-8109-8963-4 £12.99

Stéphane Compoint is an award-winning photographer and journalist who has collaborated with such major publications as Life, National Geographic, Time and Newsweek. He lives in Paris.

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B O O K T W O : T H E LO N G - D I S TA N C E D I S PATC H B E T W E E N LY D I A G O L D B L AT T A N D J U L I E G R A H A M - C H A N G ■

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BY A M Y I G N ATO W

Best friends Julie and Lydia are back in this hilarious sequel to Amy Ignatow’s breakout novel

■ Sequel to breakout success: The first book was well received and continues to find new fans ■ Critical success: The press have called Ignatow’s work ‘brilliant’ and ‘captivating’ ■ Hilarious and heartfelt: The friendship in the book rings true with girls

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations 208 pages 8 × 6" (203 × 152mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-0-8109-9724-0 £9.99

After spending all of the previous school year studying popularity together, Julie and Lydia are finally ready to put their hard-earned lessons to use in junior high. But before they can, tragedy strikes: Lydia’s mum gets a job in London for six whole months! Before Lydia can say ‘fancy a cup of tea?’ she’s

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thrust into a new school, where she earns a reputation as ‘the Violent American’. Meanwhile Julie’s stuck navigating the cliques of American junior high on her own, where she is adopted by a group of troublemaking classmates known as the Bichons. The two best friends will have to learn to keep in touch and stand on their own, assisted as always by their trusty notebook. Amy Ignatow’s signature sense of humour is on full display in this satisfying sequel. Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie GrahamChang. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark and their cat, Mathilda, who is

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mostly very terrible.

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

SE LLING POINT ■ Popular Author: Angleberger’s

BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R

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‘A delightful first novel.’ – New York Times

SPECIFICATIONS 160 pages 8¼ x 5½" (210 x 140mm) Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-0-8109-9877-3 £5.99

This quirky novel by an exciting new talent is one part mystery, one part school story and one part celebration of the wisdom of Yoda! In this funny, perceptive exploration of the dynamics of a school class, Dwight, a loser, dispenses surprisingly good advice to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust and saves a kid from popularity-crushing embarrassment. Is the puppet tapping into the Force? Dwight’s classmate Tommy decides to investigate, to figure out how Yoda can be so wise when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel, and discovers that greatness sometimes comes in unlikely packages. Art on page 96 by Tom Angleberger and Jason Rosenstock. ® 2010 Lucasfilm Ltd. Title and character and place names protected by all applicable trademark laws. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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Applying for a job as a newspaper artist, Tom Angleberger was mistakenly assigned to cover local government meetings. Fifteen years and countless town council meetings later, he is still writing more than drawing, currently as a columnist for the Roanoke Times in Roanoke, Virginia. He writes a popular blog, sam.riddleburger.com.

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BY T U C K E R S H AW

SE LLING POINTS ■ Epic romance: Teen girls will fall

An epic romance by the bestselling author of The Girls

for this lush, heartbreaking tale ■ Popular author: Shaw has written many popular books for teens and has a well-read blog ■ Twist on a classic: Readers

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will welcome this twist on Longfellow’s ‘Evangeline’

SPECIFICATIONS 272 pages 8¼ × 5½” (210 × 140mm) Paperback RIGHTS: UK AND AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH

ISBN 978-0-8109-9711-0 £4.99

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Two sets of lovers. Two hundred years apart. One eternal story.

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Eva and Gabe explore the golden forest of their seaside Maine town, unknowingly tracing the foot-

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steps of two teens, Evangeline and Gabriel, who once lived in the idyllic wooded village of Acadia more than one hundred years ago. On the day that Evangeline and Gabriel were to be wed, their village was attacked and the two were separated. And now, in the present, Gabe has mysteriously disappeared

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from Eva.

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A dreamlike, loose retelling of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous love poem ‘Evangeline’,

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Anxious Hearts tells an epic tale of unrequited love and the hope that true love can be found. Tucker Shaw is the author Everything I Ate and many popular books for teens, including Confessions of a Backup Dancer. His previous Amulet novel, The Girls, was a twist on Clare Booth Luce’s classic play The Women.

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Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie ■

BY J U L I E S T E R N B E R G

I L LU S T R AT E D B Y M AT T H E W C O R D E L L

SE LLING POINTS ■ Lyrical writing: A debut author whose talent bears comparison

A stunning debut about loss, friendship and cookies

to Creech and DiCamillo ■ Universal topic: The separation from a loved one, in this case a beloved babysitter, resonates with any child ■ Charming illustrations: Heavily illustrated by a talented up-and-comer

SPECIFICATIONS 50 black-and-white illustrations 128 pages 7½ × 5½" (191 × 140mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-0-8109-8424-0 £9.99

I had a bad August. A very bad August. As bad as pickle juice on a cookie. As bad as a spiderweb on your leg. As bad as the black parts of a banana. I hope your August was better. I really do. When Eleanor’s beloved babysitter, Bibi, has to move away to take care of her ailing father, Eleanor must try to bear the summer without Bibi and prepare for the upcoming school year. Her new, less-thanperfect babysitter just isn’t up to snuff and she doesn’t take care of things like Bibi used to. But as the school year looms, it’s time for new beginnings. Eleanor soon realizes that she will always have Bibi, no matter how far away she is. Written in a lyrical style with thoughtful and charming illustrations throughout, this remarkable debut novel tells a poignant story of friendship and the bittersweet feelings of growing up. Julie Sternberg is formally a lawyer and this is her first novel. Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of Trouble Gum.

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The Secret of Rover ■

BY R AC H E L F L I C K W I L DAV S K Y

A brother-and-sister team must save their kidnapped parents from insurgents in this fast-paced, clever debut novel

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SE LLING POINTS ■ Thrilling adventure where kids triumph: Regular kids must outwit secretive forces who have an agenda ■ Debut author with credentials: DC insider Wildavsky’s real knowledge of power centre lends authenticity ■ Kids love espionage stories: Featuring cool spy technology and a savvy brother-sister team, this will find many fans

SPECIFICATIONS 288 pages 8¼ × 5½” (210 × 140mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-0-8109-9710-3 £10.99

The Secret of Rover follows the clever and resourceful twins Katie and David as they race across country in their attempt to outwit an international team of insurgents who hold their parents and baby sister captive in a foreign land. Held hostage because they invented a spy technology called Rover that can locate anyone in the world, Katie and David’s parents are in grave danger. Now, it’s up to Katie and David to rescue them. But first they must find their reclusive uncle, whom they have never met – the only person who can help them. This page-turning story from a debut author with insider knowledge of Washington is fun, suspenseful and convincingly real. Rachel Flick Wildavsky is a former journalist who has written for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. She has also worked for the White House under two different presidents. Today she works for a private educational philanthropy.

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The Big Splash ■

BY JAC K D. F E R R A I O LO

■ Acclaimed book: Awardnomiated and positively reviewed ■ Mystery and humour: A hilarious

Jack D. Ferraiolo’s snappy, pulp-inspired noir set in the mean hallways of Franklin Middle School – now in paperback!

mash up of noir and classroom angst

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SPECIFICATIONS 288 pages 8¼ × 5½” (210 × 140mm) Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-0-8109-9712-7 £4.99

Praise for The Big Splash ‘Jack Ferraiolo shines a light on middle school and reveals what we’ve always suspected: It’s a sinister place ruled by crime bosses and thugs. The Big Splash will make you laugh out loud.’ – Jeff Kinney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

ALSO AVAIL AB LE The treacherous, hormone-soaked hallways of Franklin Middle School are the setting for this sharp, funny noir novel about tough guys and even tougher girls. ‘The Frank’ is in the clutches of a crime syndicate run by pupil Vinny ‘Mr. Biggs’ Biggio, who deals in forged hall passes and black-market sweets. Double-cross him and your number is punched by one of his deadly water gun–toting assassins. One

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hit in the pants and you are in ‘the Outs’ forever. Matt Stevens is a proud loner with his own code of justice. He’s avoided being pulled into Vinny’s organization until now: Mr. Biggs has offered him a job he can’t resist, even if it means bringing down one of his oldest friends. The Big Splash revitalizes the noir novel while delivering a terrific, addictive mystery that crackles with wit and excitement.

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S H O R T S TO R I E S ■

BY A I DA N C H A M B E R S SE LLING POINTS

A collection of provocative short stories by acclaimed young-adult writer Aidan Chambers

■ Critically acclaimed author: Chambers is one of today’s most celebrated young-adult authors ■ Controversial stories: Each has a shocking twist or revelation that will inspire discussion

Awards and praise for the work of Aidan Chambers Carnegie Medal Hans Christian Andersen Award

■ Eager fans: It’s been several years since his last book and young readers will be thrilled with this fresh work.

SPECIFICATIONS 224 pages 8½ × 5¼” (216 × 133mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD EXCLUDING UK AND COMMONWEALTH PUB MONTH: MARCH ISBN 978-0-8109-9716-5 £10.99

In this brand-new collection of short stories, Aidan Chambers explores moments of truth, when a character or an event suddenly reveals an often-surprising meaning: A girl loses her humanity when she takes a summer job as a theme-park character; a boy believes he has seen a girl die, only to discover the same event happened one hundred years before. And the titular story, in which an innocent game turns deadly, will haunt the reader for a long time. These provocative stories beautifully lend themselves to discussion and once again Chambers treats us to his fiercely intelligent, finely crafted prose and his incisive understanding of the wonderings of young people on the verge of adulthood. Aidan Chambers has received international acclaim and won every major young-adult prize, including the Carnegie Medal, for his novels for teens and young adults. He lives in Gloucester with his wife, Nancy. To learn more, visit him online at www.aidanchambers.co.uk.

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The Dragon of Cripple Creek ■

BY T R OY H O W E L L

SE LLING POINTS ■ Debut author with a track record: Howell illustrated the covers for the bestselling Redwall series, by

The exciting novel debut by celebrated illustrator Troy Howell

Brian Jacques ■ Not your typical fantasy: Though this features a dragon, it’s really a heartfelt coming-of-age and family story with an Advance praise for The

unforgettable girl protagonist

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■ Lyrical writing: Howell’s beautiful

‘Troy Howell’s heroine, Kat,

prose will impress reviewers and

is as luminous as the gold in

young readers alike

her pocket. Readers better hang on to their hats as she tells her funny, sad, lyrical and – finally – breathtaking tale. I absolutley loved this book.’ – Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Treehouse series

SPECIFICATIONS 304 pages 8¼ × 5½" (210 × 140mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-0-8109-9713-4 £10.99

When Kat and her father and brother visit the Mollie Kathleen, an old gold mine now open for tours by the busload, Kat gets lost from the group and falls down a shaft, where she discovers an awe-inspiring world of fantasy come to life. She meets an ancient dragon – the last of his kind – and discovers a secret about the gold that litters the creature’s den and why dragons throughout time have hoarded the sparkling treasure. The dragon helps Kat escape the endless caverns, but not before Kat greedily takes a piece of gold for herself. Feeling guilty, Kat decides to return it, but before she can do this she drops it in front of a group of visitors and a media frenzy ensues. Soon the mining town is filled with gold seekers. In order to save the dragon and his gold, Kat and her brother must venture back into the mine to warn him. But will they get there in time? This fast-paced, beautifully modern fantasy tale by children’s book illustrator Troy Howell will keep readers spellbound. Troy Howell has won an Educational Press Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award and New York and Los Angeles Society of Illustrators merit awards. This is his first novel.

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Operation Redwood ■

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BY S . T E R R E L L F R E N C H

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S. Terrell French’s award-winning environmental adventure novel – now in paperback!

■ Award-winning: 2010 National Green Earth Book Award and National Outdoor Book Award winner, among others ■ Timely concerns: Protecting the environment continues to be an important topic ■ Broad appeal: Theme of activism

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delivered as part of a thrilling, kid-centered adventure

SPECIFICATIONS 368 pages 8¼ × 5½” (210 × 140mm) Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: APRIL ISBN 978-0-8109-9720-2 £3.99

Clandestine e-mail exchanges, secret trips, fake press releases and a tree-house standoff are among the clever stunts and pranks the kid heroes pull in this exciting ecological adventure.

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‘Sibley Carter is a moron and a world-class jerk’. When Julian Carter-Li intercepts an angry e-mail message meant for his greedy, high-powered uncle, it sets him on the course to stop an environmental crime! His uncle’s company plans to cut down some of the oldest California redwood trees and it’s up to Julian and a ragtag group of friends to figure out a way to stop them. This fantastic debut novel shows the power of determined individuals, no matter what their age, to stand up to wrongdoing. S. Terrell French once spent two months as a Forest Service volunteer in Alaska. Now she is an environmental lawyer. Operation Redwood, her first novel, has won several environmental awards. Find out more at www.operationredwood.com.

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Elf Realm T H E R OA D ' S E N D

SE LLING POINTS ■ Critically acclaimed trilogy: Critics praise Kirk’s work; the first book in the series earned

BY DA N I E L K I R K

Epic storytelling and intricate artwork form the stunning conclusion to the critically acclaimed Elf Realm trilogy

positive reviews ■ Popular author: Kirk’s books are widely read by kids everywhere ■ Timely topic: Explores nature’s fragile existence with humanity ■ Magical world: Envelopes readers in a mysterious and captivating land

SPECIFICATIONS 25 black-and-white-illustrations 488 pages 9 × 6" (229 × 152mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-0-8109-8978-8 £10.99

In this action-filled conclusion to the Elf Realm trilogy, Matt, Tuava-Li and Tomtar must reach the

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fabled elfin city of Hunaland at the North Pole. There they will plant the seed that will cause the Tree of

Elf Realm: The Low Road PB

Adri to grow anew and strengthen the invisible walls that separate the elfin world from the human.

ISBN 978-0-8109-4084-0 £5.99

Meanwhile, Jardaine and Nick the troll have tricked Becky into joining them to supposedly rescue Matt from danger. In reality they wish to plant the Seed of Adri themselves, sacrifice Becky and claim the glory and rewards from the elfin gods. It is a fast-paced race to get to the North Pole first and plant the seed, but unexpected horrors await

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whoever journeys beyond the Gates of Vattar, where the fading tree grows and where the new seed must be relinquished. Who will get there first? Readers will eagerly seek to discover if Matt and Becky save the world from impending doom and destruction and forever separate the human world from the elf realm for the safety of them all.

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Daniel Kirk wrote and illustrated the Library Mouse series. He is also the author of Elf Realm: The Low Road and Elf Realm: The High Road. Visit him at www.danielkirk.com.

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BY M I C H A E L B U C K L E Y

P I C T U R E S BY P E T E R F E R G U S O N

The latest thrilling addition to the Grimm family saga – now in paperback!

SE LLING POINTS ■ Popular and bestselling author: Kids, booksellers and librarians alike love Buckley, who tours constantly ■ Critically acclaimed: The media loves the series, which has

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received a terrific response ■ Penultimate title: Fans will gobble this up as they anticipate Book Nine, final book in series

SPECIFICATIONS 12 black-and-white illustrations 304 pages 7 × 5½" (178 × 140mm) Paperback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-0-8109-9726-4 £4.99

ALSO AVAIL AB LE NERDS Book One HC ISBN 978-0-8109-4324-7 £8.99

NERDS Book One PB After the shocking ending of The Everafter War, this book picks up with Sabrina, Daphne and Puck stuck in the Book of Everafter, where all the fairy tales are stored and enchanted characters can

ISBN 978-0-8109-8985-6 £5.99

change their destinies. The girls (and Puck) must chase the Master through a series of stories, where they’re willing to change what they must in order to save their baby brother. Soon, however, they are confronted by the Editor – the book’s guardian – who, along with an army of tiny monsters known as Revisers, threatens the children with dire consequences if they don’t stick to the stories. As they chase their quarry and dodge the Revisers, they meet Alice, Mowgli, Jack the Giant Killer, Hansel and Gretel,

NERDS Book Two HC ISBN 978-0-8109-8986-3 £8.99

the Headless Horseman and others. But will they find their brother in time? Michael Buckley has written and developed shows for Nickelodeon, Disney and other networks. His new series is NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society.

NERDS Book Two PB ISBN 978-0-8109-9674-8 £5.99

Peter Ferguson is a comic book and editorial artist who has illustrated a number of young-adult novels.

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Page by Paige ■

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BY L AU R A L E E G U L L E D G E SE LLING POINTS

A debut graphic novel about becoming an artist, from an author with a voice and style that will appeal to teenage girls

■ Graphic novel for budding artists: A coming-of-age story about finding your artistic voice that will speak to teenage girls ■ Debut talent: A well-connected rising star in the comics/graphic novel world with a growing fan base ■ Graphic novels growing in popularity among girls: Sales of the Popularity Papers series show growing female audience for graphic novels

SPECIFICATIONS Black-and-white illustrations 192 pages 9 × 6½" (229 × 165mm) RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY

AVAILABLE IN TWO FORMATS Paperback ISBN 978-0-8109-9722-6 £5.99

Hardback with jacket ISBN 978-0-8109-9721-9 £10.99

Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family and she’s having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding. Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige’s honest, heartfelt story. Laura Lee Gulledge, like Paige, grew up in Virginia and moved to New York. She has worked in art therapy, window decoration, body painting and event production, among other pursuits. Visit her online at whoislauralee.blogspot.com, where she regularly posts new and in-progress art.

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BY TO M A N G L E B E R G E R

■ Popular author: Fans of Angleberger’s The Strange Case of Origami Yoda are eagerly awaiting his next book ■ Mystery and humour: Fans of Lemony Snicket will delight in this silly spin on the Victorian mystery novel ■ Reluctant reader appeal: With pickle éclairs, shipless pirates and smelly stable boys, this is loaded with silly humour for the reluctant-reader set ■ Author with range: Angleberger proves himself to be the master of many genres and someone to watch

SPECIFICATIONS More than 50 black-and-white illustrations 176 pages 7½ × 5" (191 × 127mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-0-8109-9715-8 £9.99

From the author of the breakout hit The Strange Case of Origami Yoda comes a children’s novel that is part Dickens, part Pinkwater ALSO AVAIL AB LE Tom Angleberger’s latest, loopiest children’s novel begins when M’Lady Luggertuck loosens her corset (it’s never been loosened before!), thereby setting off a chain of events in which all the strict rules of Smugwick Manor are abandoned. When, as a result of ‘the loosening’, the precious family heirloom, the Luggertuck Lump (quite literally a lump), goes missing, the Luggertucks look for someone to blame. Is it Horton Halfpott, the good-natured but lowly kitchen boy who can’t tell a lie? Or one of the many colourful cast members in this silly romp of a mystery. Tom Angleberger is the author of the popular The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, which the New York Times called a ‘delightful first novel’. He writes a popular blog:

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda ISBN 978-0-8109-8425-7 £7.99

sam.riddleburger.com.

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FICTION

Between Two Ends ■

BY DAV I D WA R D

SE LLING POINTS ■ Critically acclaimed author: Author of highly praised

The Arabian Nights come to life in this fantasy adventure

Grasslands trilogy ■ Book lovers fantasy adventure: This story within a story sends the hero on a rescue mission inside the Arabian Nights stories ■ For fans of Funke: Should appeal to fans of Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart books

SPECIFICATIONS 304 pages 7½ × 5" (191 × 127mm) Hardback with jacket RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-0-8109-9714-1 £10.99

When Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother’s creepy old house, Yeats reunites a pair of pirate bookends and uncovers the amazing truth: Years ago, Yeats’s father travelled into The Arabian Nights with a friend and the friend, Shari, is still stuck in the tales. Assisted by the not-always-trustworthy pirates, Yeats must navigate the unfamiliar world of the story of Shaharazad – dodging guards and tigers and the dangerous things that lurk in the margins of the stories – in order to save Shari and bring peace to his family. David Ward has created a fantasy rich with atmosphere and full of heart-stopping drama. David Ward was an elementary school teacher for eleven years before completing his master’s degree. He is the author of the Grassland trilogy and is a writer and university instructor in children’s literature.

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COMICS / GRAPHIC NOVEL

A LOV E S TO RY ( O R N OT ) ■

BY JA S O N S H I G A

A romantic comedy à la One Day

Two-colour illustrations 144 pages

Jimmy is a geek who works at the library, lives at home in Oakland, California and is trapped in his own torpidity. Sara is his best friend, but she wants to get a life. When Sara moves to New York City, Jimmy is rattled. Then lonely. Then desper-

8 × 6¼" (229 × 165mm) Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MAY

ate. He screws up his courage, writes Sara a letter

ISBN 978-0-8109-9747-9

about his true feelings and asks her to meet him

£11.99

at the top of the Empire State Building (a nod to their ongoing debate about Sleepless in Seattle). Jason Shiga’s bold visual storytelling, sly pokes at popular culture and subtle text work together to create a quirky comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship and the mishmash of both. Jason Shiga is the creator of the popular graphic novel Meanwhile. He won the 2003 Eisner Award

A L SO AVAI L AB LE Meanwhile ISBN 978-0-8109-8423-3 £9.99

for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition.

Get to Know Your Kid ■

FAMILY / RELATIONSHIPS

BY S H A N A C O N N E L L N OY E S

100 questions to ask your child, with space to record their answers

SPECIFICATIONS 128 pages 8 × 5½” (203 × 140mm)

Get to Know Your Kid offers one hundred questions specifically designed to encourage young children to open up and share their thoughts, hopes, fears and dreams. Geared

Hardback RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: MARCH

toward children aged four to ten and prepared

ISBN 978-1-58479-862-0

with the help of two child and adolescent

£10.99

psychologists, fun questions include ‘What do you like best about our family?’ and ‘What do you think it will feel like to be an adult?’ With each question, there is room to write in children’s answers, giving parents a memorable keepsake to cherish forever. Shana Connell Noyes graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Tulane Law School. She is the author of Acing Your First Year of Law School.

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Avatar

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2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

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A breathtaking calendar for the millions of fans who made Avatar the top-grossing movie of all time This calendar features more than 40 amazing stills in combination with original and behind-thescenes art and photographs.

SPECIFICATIONS 16-month calendar 28 pages, 12 × 12" (305 × 305mm) Includes giant glow-in-the dark poster! RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH EXCLUDING EUROPE ISBN 978-0-8109-9771-4 £9.99

The Simpsons 2 0 1 2 DA I LY P L A N N E R

Spend the year in Springfield! For the legions of fans who have made The Simpsons the longest-running comedy on television, a spiral-bound desk diary filled with sardonic lines and cartoon portraits of the Homer, Bart and the rest of the gang.

SPECIFICATIONS Colour illustrations throughout 128 pages, 82⁄3 × 7" (220 × 178mm) RIGHTS: UK AND AUSTRALIA ISBN 978-0-8109-9857-5 £9.99

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Dogs

2011 –2012 MOVIE CALENDAR

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

BY J E F F K I N N E Y

P H OTO G R A P H S BY T I M F L AC H

New cover to come

Based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, the soon-to-be-

Based on the magnificent book Dogs, by Tim Flach, this calendar

released sequel to the blockbuster Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie!

features 25 of his compelling portraits of these adored companions.

16-month calendar

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9871-1 £9.99

36 pages

ISBN 978-0-8109-9852-0 £9.99

28 pages

12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

12 × 12" (305 × 356mm)

RIGHTS: WORLD

Carl Warner Food Landscapes 2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

Ultraviolet 2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R : 1 3 P O S T E R S T H AT G LO W I N B L AC K L I G H T

BY DA N D O N A H U E

P H OTO G R A P H S BY C A R L WA R N E R

Calenda r pages glo w under blackligh t!

Includes bonus postcard s!

Every one of the 13 complex images featured in this 16-month calendar

This 16-month wall calendar highlights 13 more beautiful vintage

offers a unique visual feast for foodies and fantasy lovers.

blacklight posters from Abrams Image’s bestselling Ultraviolet.

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9851-3 £9.99

28 pages

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9860-5 £9.99

28 pages

12 × 14" (305 × 356mm)

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

Includes postcards

14½ × 10½" (368 × 267mm) Pages glow with blacklight

All calendars publish in August

RIGHTS: WORLD

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Extraordinary Pigs

Extraordinary Piglets

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

2 0 1 2 M I N I C A L E N DA R

P H OTO G R A P H S BY S T E P H E N G R E E N -A R M Y TAG E

P H OTO G R A P H S BY S T E P H E N G R E E N -A R M Y TAG E

Stephen Green-Armytage has captured pigs – among the most intel-

Tiny, adorable and wonderfully weird, these portraits of rare piglets

ligent and beloved animals on earth – in their infinite variety.

will enchant everyone with a passion for pigs.

16-month calendar

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9870-4 £9.99

28 pages 12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

ISBN 978-0-8109-9869-8 £4.99

28 pages 7 × 7" (178 × 178mm)

RIGHTS: WORLD

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

Extraordinary Chickens

Treehouses of the World

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

P H OTO G R A P H S BY S T E P H E N G R E E N -A R M Y TAG E

P H OTO G R A P H S BY P E T E N E L S O N

This top-selling calendar since 2003 features more than 25 new

This bestselling 16-month calendar will continue to inspire dreamers

portraits of the world’s funniest and fanciest, fairest, and freakiest fowl.

and armchair adventurers of all ages.

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9853-7 £9.99

28 pages 12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

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16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9859-9 £9.99

28 pages RIGHTS: WORLD

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14½ × 10½" (368 × 267mm)

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

All calendars publish in August


The Art of Andy Warhol

The Art of Andy Warhol

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

2 0 1 2 E N G AG E M E N T C A L E N DA R

F R O M T H E A N DY WA R H O L F O U N DAT I O N

F R O M T H E A N DY WA R H O L F O U N DAT I O N

Includes a giant bonus poster!

This 16-month calendar features the most recognizable images the

This 52-week desk calendar includes images of rare paintings,

artist ever created interspersed with rarer ones – and quotations.

sketches, scribbles and silkscreens.

16-month calendar

Full-colour illustrations

ISBN 978-0-8109-9848-3 £9.99

28 pages

ISBN 978-0-8109-9847-6 £9.99

108 pages

12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

8½ × 6¼" (216 × 159mm)

RIGHTS: UK

Includes poster

RIGHTS: UK

Uglydoll

Uglydoll

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

2 0 1 2 M I N I WA L L C A L E N DA R

BY DAV I D H O R VAT H A N D S U N - M I N K I M

BY DAV I D H O R VAT H A N D S U N - M I N K I M

Includes bonus stickers!

Includes bonus stickers!

This 16-month wall calendar is filled with the charismatic creatures

More weird and adorable visitors from the Uglyverse inhabit this mini

bringing their own strange reality to everyday situations.

wall calendar.

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9769-1 £9.99

28 pages

28 colour illustrations

ISBN 978-0-8109-9770-7 £4.99

28 pages

12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

RIGHTS: UK AND FRANCE

Includes stickers

7 × 7" (178 × 178mm) Includes stickers

All calendars publish in August

RIGHTS: UK AND FRANCE

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William Wegman Man’s Best Friend

William Wegman Puppies

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

Includes bonus postcard s!

Includes bonus poster!

The 2012 edition features many never-before-published pictures of his

Wegman’s adorable and artful photographs of puppies promise to

beloved and versatile Weimaraners.

enchant fans of all ages throughout 2012.

16-month calendar

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9861-2 £9.99

28 pages 14½ × 10½" (368 × 267mm)

ISBN 978-0-8109-9862-9 £9.99

28 pages 12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

RIGHTS: WORLD

Includes postcards

Includes poster

RIGHTS: WORLD

Monkey Portraits

Planet Golf

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R : F E AT U R I N G T H E G R E AT E S T

P H OTO G R A P H S BY J I L L G R E E N B E R G

GOLF COURSES AROUND THE WORLD ■

TEXT BY DARIUS OLIVER, PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN AND JEANNINE HENEBRY

The intimate portraits in this quirky 16-month calendar convey a

This stunning 16-month calendar highlights 13 of the finest golf

startlingly human range of emotions and personalities.

courses from around the world.

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9854-4 £9.99

28 pages 12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

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16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9855-1 £9.99

28 pages RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH

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12 × 14" (305 × 356mm)

RIGHTS: WORLD

All calendars publish in August


Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary

Domo 2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R

2 0 1 2 C A L E N DA R

Includes bonus stickers!

Includes bonus stickers!

Featuring never-before-published archival photographs and other

This international superstar is also a character brand that has success-

memorabilia, this is a must-have for Girl Scouts past and present

fully translated to fashion, toys, games and television.

16-month calendar

16-month calendar

ISBN 978-0-8109-9801-8 £9.99

12 × 12" (305 × 305mm) Includes bonus stickers

ISBN 978-0-8109-9807-0 £9.99

28 pages 12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

RIGHTS: WORLD

Includes stickers

Saints 2 0 1 2 WA L L C A L E N DA R : A Y E A R I N FA I T H A N D A R T ■

T E X T BY R O S A G I O R G I

Norman Rockwell’s Advent Calendar

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLISH, EXCLUDING ASIA

24 Penguins Before Christmas A 3 6 5 P E N G U I N S A DV E N T C A L E N DA R ■

T E X T B Y J E A N - LU C F R O M E N TA L

I L LU S T R AT I O N S B Y J O Ë L L E J O L I V E T

Includ bonus ades ve calendar nt !

Includes bonu Christmas s ca booklet! rol

A richly embellished calendar offering bless-

Count down the days until Christmas with this

Behind each of the 24 die-cut windows

ings throughout the year

timeless treasure.

children will find penguins!

16-month calendar

11 × 18" (279 × 457mm)

133⁄4 × 11" (349 × 279mm)

28 pages, 12 × 12" (305 × 305mm)

Includes 8-page booklet

Includes 8-page booklet

Includes advent calendar

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AVAILABLE NOW

RIGHTS: WORLD

AVAILABLE NOW

ISBN 978-0-8109-9856-8 £9.99

ISBN 978-0-8109-9581-9 £9.99

All calendars publish in August

ISBN 978-0-8109-9555-0 £7.99

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ABRAMS SALES REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS

SALES AND MARKETING

DISTRIBUTION

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PHOTOGRAPH AND ART CREDITS

FRONT COVER: From Worldchanging. Bee design by Sagmeister Inc. BACK COVER: From Yoga Dogs. Photograph by Dan Borris INSIDE FRONT COVER: From The Repurposed Library. Photograph by Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Page 1 From A Game to Love. Image © Mike Powell Page 3 From top: courtesy of Patrick Blanc; courtesy of Project H Design; courtesy of TransFair USA Page 5 All images © Andrew Zuckerman Pages 6–7 Lower left: courtesy of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association. All other images © Mark Anderson Page 9 All photographs by Stephen Green-Armytage Page 10 Top: courtesy of Artothek of the Republic of Austria, permanent loan, Belvedere, Vienna; bottom: © Bibliothèque Musicale Gustav Mahler, Paris Page 11 Andreas Gursky. Centre Pompidou. © Andreas Gursky VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010. Courtesy of Sprüth Magers Berlin London Page 14 Illustrations by Rien Poortvliet Page 15 All images © Mike Powell. Cover shown is concept only and subject to change. Page 16 Cover © Jari Peltomäki/ Birdphoto; supplementary images © Markus Varesvuo/Birdphoto Page 17 All images courtesy of Getty Images Ltd. Page 18 Top two photographs by Sara Cedar Miller; bottom photograph by Bob Gruen Page 19 All photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, © 2010 Éditions de La Martinière Page 20 All photographs by Gilles Trillard, © 2010 Éditions de La Martinière Page 21 All photographs by Don Freeman Page 22 Bottom right: courtesy of the Collection of Robert G. McCubbin Page 23 All images by Terry Rishel; © Dale Chihuly Pages 24–25 HASBRO and its logo, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2010 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. © 2010 DreamWorks, LLC and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Page 26 Pierre et Gilles, La Vierge aux serpents, 2008, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris Page 27 Photos © P. Stable / Jean Paul Gaultier Page 29 From Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman. KRAZY KAT™ Hearst Holdings, Inc. Page 31 From top: Dick Tracy by Chester Gould. © August 14, 1944, Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Courtesy of Life Magazine and the International Museum of Cartoon Art. Polly and Her Pals by Cliff Sterrett © March 3, 1935, King Features Syndicate, Inc. Courtesy of Craig Yoe and American Color. Page 32 The logo and signature of Will Eisner is a registered

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trademark of Will Eisner Studios, Inc. Used by permission. Page 35 Top: from The Steampunk Bible. Illustration by Yann Legrand; bottom: from What to Wear, Where. All photographs © Justin Coit Pages 36–37 All photographs © Judy Linn Page 40 All photographs by Dan Borris Page 43 All photographs © Ron Akiyama Page 46 From top: images by Lastwear/Thomas Becker; Datamancer; Vladimir Gvozdev Page 47 From Modern Paper Crafts. Photograph by Jen Gotch Page 48 Author photo © Alonya Kapoor Page 50 All photographs by Jennifer May Page 52 Courtesy of the Boston Public Library Page 53 Top photograph by Ramsay Gourd; all other photographs by Ali Kaukas Page 54 All photographs by Jen Gotch; illustration by Michelle Edwards Page 55 All photographs by Laurie Frankel Page 56 All photographs by Tina Rupp Page 59 All photographs by Marcus Nilsson Page 60 All photographs by Jen Gotch Page 61 All photographs by Chris Morgan Page 62 All photographs courtesy of the Associated Press Page 64 All photographs by Adrian Buckmaster Page 65 All photographs by Thayer Allyson Gowdy Page 66 All photographs by Ellen Silverman Page 67 All photographs by Tara Donne Page 68 All photographs by Kindra Clineff Page 69 From top: © The Artist / Courtesy the Artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery (London) and James Cohan Gallery (New York); © Mauro Magliani; © 2010 Caroline Alida Page 71 Top: Buckminster Fuller. Fly’s Eye Dome and Dymaxion Car No. 2. Bottom: Isamu Noguchi. Plaster models of Fuller’s Dymaxion Car. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation Page 74 © Archives Charlotte Perriand, Paris Page 77 From To Market, to Market. © 2011 Nikki McClure Page 78 © 2011 Sophie Blackall Page 82 © 2011 David McPhail Page 93 From Page by Paige. © 2011 Laura Lee Gulledge Page 94 © 2011 Amy Ignatow Page 106 © 2011 Laura Lee Gulledge Page 112 Top: Copyright © 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Avatar motion picture © 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Page 117 Top right: Domo © NHK-TYO 1998–2011. All rights reserved. Licensed by Big Tent Entertainment. www.domonation.com. Photograph © Chris Gritti.


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