9.95 for Immortality

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Her smile is stretched
her neck is taught
her wrinkles blasted.

She tells me it’s because
of the secret of jelly fish because
they know all about how to replenish.

Their secret has been discovered
and bottled
just for me.

She thinks she can entice me
to pick up that phone
and try it for 9.95
because the postage is free.

But there must be a catch
don’t some jelly fish
have a deadly sting?

Perhaps it’s in the payment plan

She murmurs,
‘but really what price can you put
on immortality.’

(c) June Perkins

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Wishing you a Happy Naw Ruz

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Happy Naw Ruz !

Here are some of this years earlier contributions to Nineteen Months

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This photograph depicts ‘A leaf of the most Exalted Paradise’

“The word of God which the Supreme Pen hath recorded on the fifth leaf of the Most Exalted Paradise is this: Above all else, the greatest gift and the most wondrous blessing hath ever been and will continue to be Wisdom.”

-Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah

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“Say: Nature in its essence is the embodiment of My Name, the Maker, the Creator. Its manifestations are diversified by varying causes, and in this diversity there are signs.”
-Baha’u’llah: Tablets of Baha’u’llah

June Perkins ©“When a soul has in it the life of the spirit, then does it bring forth good fruit and become a divine tree.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks

Here the hands represent the soul
in action and on that hand
is the imprint…

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Magic Fish Dreaming Preorders

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Magic Fish Dreaming,  an illustrated poetry book inspired by the natural wonder of North Queensland, for children and families,  celebrates the Australian environment, storytelling and multiculturalism, drawing on the cultural backgrounds and experiences of June and Helene.
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For all those interested in pre-ordering, please email me at gumbootspearlz@gmail.com and I will include you in the upcoming mail out.

Large and small prepaid orders welcome.

Our first 100 preorders will receive a free calico bag.  Cost of the pre-order will be $25 AUD with free postage if within Australia for single orders.  For large orders and overseas orders we will give you a postage and handling quote and yes we can still send a calico bag per book if it is in our first 100.

If we can achieve at least 350 single book  preorders we will be able to print all books HARD COVER.

Those working with migrant and multicultural children and settling them into country areas, those who celebrate unity in diversity, and with an interest in exploring a poetry of place will especially love this book.

We feel that if you are in the tourism industry, especially in the Far North, you may also enjoy gifting this book to visitors, to take home to read with their families, to learn more about the wonderful place that is Far North Queensland.

Help us spread this news far and wide.

350 pre-orders, Magic Fish Dreaming will go hard cover!

 

 

Last 24 Hours Magic Fish Dreaming

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We’re down to the final 24 hours for anyone who would like to back Magic Fish Dreaming and join our blog honour roll.

A massive thank you to all our backers so far.

Very last goal, let’s see if we can reach 150 + backers. We’re on 138.

Remember the pledges of $10 for the PDF great for those who want to see the book but who need to save on postage and on a tight budget and of course just $25 with postage included in Australia, or $25AUD with some postage costs overseas

KICKSTARTER LINK

Production meetings begin this week!

Last chance to select rewards with the book and to be included on our backer honour blog roll.

One of our last Hours Specials are detailed Here.

 

Mini Education kit $65 AUD
1 plushy native animal toy 1 Tasmanian Tiger Toy 1 printed book signed by author and illustrator 1 calico bag 1 pdf of educational activities, or printed copy if preferred Stickers and a4 posters

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Final Hours Magic Fish Dreaming some Special rewards

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So we are down to the final 46 hours for Magic Fish Dreaming and we’re at 133 precious and beloved backers, We just need $342 to reach $10,000 AUD.

Mini Education kit $65 AUD
1 plushy native animal toy, 1 Tasmanian Tiger Toy, 1 printed book signed by author and illustrator, 1 calico bag, 1 pdf of educational activities (or printed copy if preferred), stickers and a4 posters
Release of another Totem Paradise Scarf Special(includes a poetry hunter kit, pictured above)
LARGE SCARF Bird of Paradise – Hand painted mother and brother, tribal totem Small scarf bird of paradise hand painted by Gerard Family June’s totem. [plus earlier rewards, but excluding educational]
Two books, two calico bags, $50AUD (Custom Reward)

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Last Chance: Magic Fish Dreaming Pledges

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The kickstarter has just 3 days to go.

We are currently at $9491AUD and would love to make it to $10,000AUD if we can – Anything more would be amazing as we would dearly like to print the book hard cover, but we are so thrilled with how much we have been able to raise for our project.

We are preparing our thank you honour roll blog and have been already saying lots of thank yous.  We think maybe it needs to include its own special poem.

We may still look at a few more  creative ways to fund our project up to hard cover level if we can, so keep a look out for future announcements.

To visit the Kickstarter and Pledge for a Book  click here.  KICKSTARTER LINK

For our overseas and blog fans on a budget, there is a $10AUD PDF option and there is still…

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