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Christchurch Being Rebuilt on Old Books

Christchurch Being Rebuilt on Old Books

Sandhurst, Berkshire March 2, 2011 10 Out-of-Print childrens books have been dedicated as fundraisers for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal by Abela Publishing.

Abela Publishing, a UK based social enterprise publisher, run by expat Kiwi John Halsted, has dedicated 10 out-of-print books as fundraisers for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

£3.00, approx NZ$6.45, from every copy sold via the Abela website will be donated to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal in co-ordination with and through the British Red Cross. Books purchased in Canada or the USA will see US$3.50 donated and for European purchases 3.25 will be donated.

These books are republications of out-of-print titles and will be shipped "hot-off-the press" direct to customer's home addresses. The dedicated titles are:

* Polynesian Mythology and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealanders (Sir George Grey, 1854) ISBN 9781907256318. 23 Maori myths and legends.

* Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales (Dr Ignacz Kunos, 1916) ISBN 9781907256370

* The Book of Noodles (W A Clouston, 1888) ISBN 9781907256783 Stories of simpletons, fools and their follies.

* Old Peter's Russian Tales (A. Ransome, 1916) ISBN 9781907256400

* Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People (Mariana Monterio, 1887) ISBN 9781907256325

* Indian Fairy Tales (Joseph Jacobs, 1912) ISBN 9781907256233

* A Hundred Verses from Old Japan (W N Porter, 1916) ISBN 9781907256196 The "Hyaku-nin-isshiu" or Single Verses by a Hundred People

* Australian Legendary Tales (K Langloh Parker, 1897) ISBN 9781907256417 Australia's Jungle Book

* Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends (Aunt Naomi, 1919) ISBN 9781907256141

The 10^th book, "Legends of MA-UI" (W Westervelt, 1910) ISBN 9781907256950, a new publication, is due for release on 12 March and will be added to the collection. It contains 15 myths and legends of the adventures of Maui, a Polynesian demi god.

The books can be viewed and ordered at [1]http://www.abelapublishing.com/christchurch.html Alternatively go to the Abela Homepage at [2]http://www.AbelaPublishing.com and click on one of the two Christchurch Appeal ads on the home page.

Abela Publishing is a social enterprise which publishes new and old childrens books, fairy tales, myths and legends and donates at least 33% of the profits to charities around the world. Abela is the Zulu word for "to share".

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