Equitainment Newsletter - 6 June 2012
6 Jun 2012
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At long last, Heartland Season 4 is on it's way. And now I am being deafened by the collective cheers going up all across Australia!Apparently the ABC only purchased the distribution rights for Seasons 1 to 3, so we all had to wait until another distribution company picked up the later seasons.
Season 4 Part 1 will be availabe from the 5th July and Part 2 should only be a month or so after that. I believe the Christmas movie falls between the end of Season 4 and the beginning of Season 5, so hopefully we will have that in the later half of the year too.
This is by far the most popular dvd I have. It is so loved by all ages, from young children through to teenagers, mum's and dad's, and even grand-parents. If you haven't started watching it yet, I can strongly recommend that you give it a try. There is still plenty of time to catch up before Season 4 arrives in July.
PRE-ORDER Heartland Season 4 Part 1 NOW
Heartland Complete Season 1
Heartland Season 2 Part 1
Heartland Season 2 Part 2
Heartland Season 3 Part 1
Heartland Season 3 Part 2
I still have a few of the books left by Lauren Brooke but sadly they have gone out of print and are becoming extremely difficult to come by. I will keep buying them whenever I can, but some titles have already disappeared and won't become available again unless they are re-published some time in the future.
I recently found some really lovely collectible children's picture books that I'm sure would be treasured by collectors. I was so tempted to keep a couple of them myself, but I'm feeling a little bit guilty as I keep so many of the best books and thought it was time to share.There are two absolute rippers by Banjo Paterson. The first is a picture book version of THE GEEBUNG POLO CLUB. Published in 1984, it's quite a rare book and as far as I could find, this poem hasn't been re-produced in a picture book format since this time. The artwork is my Ninon Phillips and is just stunning. Really modern and fun, it's a perfect compliment to the humour of the poem.
The second book, ILLALONG CHILDREN, was written by Banjo late in his life for his own grand-children. It tells stories of his own early childhood years growing up in rural Australia, around about 1875. It too is beautifully illustrated this time with whimsical watercolours by Robert Lovett.
There is also a deluxe edition of A LITTLE BUSH MAID by MARY GRANT BRUCE. I haven't seen this book in a large format befor. It includes the entire story complete with some beautiful colour illustrations by John Lennox. It's a lovely book in it's own right, but would also be an interesting format for children to read.
THE GUNDEROO PONY by LIBBY ANDERSON is another rare book that I haven't seen before. It's the story of a girl and her pony living in the historic town of Gunderoo in rural NSW. It also features some beautiful pencil illustrations by Ronal Revitt.
And finally there are a couple of rural books from a children's series I haven't come across before. CLARE CARSON: BUSH NURSE IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK books were written in the late 1960's and have apparently become very collectible. I believe there were only four books written in the series and all are now highly sought after. I have managed to find two of the books, but will keep my eyes open for more, now I know they exist.
CLARE CARSON AT WILGA JUNCTION by MARY ELLIOTT
CLARE CARSON AND THE RUNAWAYS by MARY ELLIOTT
I have been madly packing and sending the latest FLICKA movie all week and I'm getting some terrific feedback from people who have watched it.All of the Flicka movies (including the original 1943 version starring Roddy McDowell) continually remain amongst my very best sellers, so it's not surprising that this one is proving to be equally as successful.
Continuing on from the story of Flicka 2: Friends Forever, Flicka is now ready to be broken in and begin her career as a superstar Eventer.
My Friend Flicka - Oringinal 1943 Version
Flicka - 2006 movie
Flicka 2: Friends Forever - 2010 movie
Flicka 1 and 2 movie double set
FLICKA 3: BEST FRIENDS - 2012 MOVIE
I was first introduced to this most remarkable woman several years ago when Four Corners ran a programme highlighting her unique stock handling talents. Now a TV movie has been made, dramatising her most remarkable life.Temple Grandin has a form of autism that makes her acutely aware of the behaviour and reactions of animals, especially large ones like cattle and horses.
Her breakthrough techniques on the handling of cattle, led to major changes in livestock handling both in the USA, and throughout the world. It truly is a remarkable story and well worth watching. The originial COW WHISPERER!
TEMPLE GRANDIN TV MOVIE