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Milestones & Memories

RRP $16.99

Baby Record Book and Beyond From birth through school years and into adulthood, your child's vaccinations, health records, and dental records can be recorded and preserved. Based on your records, your adult children will know when it's time to renew their vaccines or what childhood diseases they had. You can also compare the records to your other children or your grandchildren. Milestones & Memories preserved for your child from pregnancy, baby, toddler, tween, teen, and beyond.


Minoan Stone Vessels With Linear A Inscriptions

RRP $300.99

Inscribed Minoan stone vessels are ritual gifts that index their dedicants' intention that both their gift and their name should survive permanently at the place of dedication. These vessels contained offerings, yet the vessels themselves were also offerings, serving as permanent records of a ritual act. These rituals were most likely communal, incorporating group feasting and drinking. The seasonality of these rituals suggests that they were focused on the cycle of life: fertility, birth, death and renewal. Offerings left with the vessels suggest that these rituals also addressed other, more personal concerns. As for Linear A itself: the language behind the script appears to contain a fairly standard phonemic inventory, though there are hints of additional, more exotic phonemes. The morphology of the language appears to involve affixation, a typical mode of inflection in human languages. The presence of significant prefixing tends to rule out PIE as a parent language, while the word-internal vowel alternations typical of Afroasiatic verbal inflection are nowhere to be found in this script. In the end, Linear A appears most likely to represent a non-IE, non-Afroasiatic language, perhaps with agglutinative tendencies, and perhaps with VSO word order.


Stepping Stones Along The Journey Of Life With God

RRP $11.99

This collection of poems covers many topics, from God's Creation to the Queen's jubilee. A recurring theme highlights the different aspects of humanity's path through life from birth to adult maturity and beyond, and many of the poems have been inspired by Margaret Harper's experiences of bringing up a family and her struggles with severe depression and hearing loss.


The Birth Of Kitaro

RRP $22.99

More all-ages adventures with the one-eyed yokai boy, now in a kid-friendly format!

The Birth of Kitaro collects seven of Shigeru Mizuki's early, and beloved, Kitaro stories, making them available for the first time in English, in an all-new, kid-friendly format. These stories are from the golden era of the late 1960s, when Gegege no Kitaro truly hit its stride as an all-ages supernatural series. Mizuki'sKitaro stories are both timelessly relevant and undeniably influential, inspiring a decades-long boom in stories about yokai, Japanese ghosts, and monsters.

With more than 150 pages of spooky and often funny comics about the titular half-yokai boy, The Birth of Kitaro is the perfect introduction to the award-winning author Mizuki's most popular series, seminal comics that have won the hearts of Japanese children and adults for more than half a century.

About the Author

Shigeru Mizuki (b. 1922) is one of Japan's oldest and most respected artists; he has received almost every award the comics industry has to offer. An Eisner Award winner, he was also the first Japanese artist to win the prestigious Angoulême Award for Best Comic. In Japan, his scholarly research earned him membership in the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, and he has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, the Kodansha Manga Award, and the Shiju Hosho Medal of Honor. In 2010, he was recognised as a Person of Cultural Merit for his contributions to Japanese culture and was honored by the Shigeru Mizuki International Cultural Center and by the Shigeru Mizuki Road and Museum in his hometown, Sakaiminato.


How To Live Like A Stone Age Hunter

RRP $15.99

What would it be like to live in prehistoric times? A cave-dwelling boy introduces readers to daily life in the Stone Age, with tips on everything from mammoth-hunting to making cave art.



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