'Cummins has a cult hero notoriety not seen with any other Australian sport star in the last 25 years' - Fox Sports He's put pen to paper and has been busier than a one-armed bricklayer in Baghdad - Nick Cummins is writing his opus, his tome - his first book. Packed with Nick's sensational sayings, ripper yarns and pure Aussie wisdom, TALES OF THE HONEY BADGER is a charming collection of short stories celebrating the importance of family, mates, rugby and getting out amongst it (i.e. seeing the world). Australian rugby union star Nick Cummins has become an Aussie sporting cult hero known the world over. Affectionately nick-named 'the Honey Badger', Cummins' super strength, fearless approach and wholehearted never give-up attitude on the field has seen him regarded as one of the best wingers in the game today. Off the field, Nick's post-match television interviews with his colourful turn of phrase and now famous one-liners have become the stuff of legend. Oh, and never corner a Honey Badger.
Release on 2016-12-01 | by Nick Cummins,Mark Cummins
Author: Nick Cummins,Mark Cummins
Pubpsher: HarperCollins Australia
Category: Biography & Autobiography
All new adventures from everyone's favourite Aussie larrikin. Nick's debut book Tales of The Honey Badger was the runaway humour and sport bestseller of 2015 and he's back in 2016 with a bumper book of yarns and tall stories. Packed with Nick's sensational sayings, ripper yarns and pure Aussie wisdom, this new book is a charming collection of stories celebrating the importance of family, mates, rugby, getting out amongst it (i.e. seeing the world) and pen-portraits of 'buggers I've run into'. Nick's fantastically hilarious stories include: a spot of helicopter fishing in the Kimberley and Northern Territory with the old man; lending a coaching hand to the Norwegian Rugby team; passing on some Rugby insights to the Thai netball team; and rambling tales of life in the Cummins clan. You won't want to miss it. Hold onto your hat, it's going to be a bonza year.
ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 220 In this 220th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the South African tale of why the African Honey Badger, or the Ratel (Raa-til), loves honey. The life of the honey badger is not an easy one. There is a lot of competition in the South African bush for scarce food resources, especially wild honey. So when a Honey Badger finds a fresh beehive, they are apt to raid it for all its worth. To this end Father Ratel has hidden his family’s stash of honey in a sack under his bed. It is brought out on occasion as a special treat for the young honey badgers to sample. But the family’s young son has sniffed out the stash and has been helping himself. His father suspects something is going on as his son has a decided whiff of honey about him all the time. So he asks his son where he is getting the honey from. His son tells him he is getting if from the Sweet Gum tree out there on the Savannah. But his father has never heard of a Sweet Gum tree, especially not one in this area of the veld (bush). He asks his son where this tree is so that he can check it out in the morning – which starts off a chain of events in which young ratel tries to recover the situation with predictable consequences. But is young ratel able to outfox his wily father? Download and read the full story here to find out what the eventual outcome was. 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Here is a portrait of one of the world's oldest and most remarkable cultures. The group's history, nomadic way of life, beliefs, and customs are explored through 15 traditional tales written in poetic verse and juxtaposed with commentary on the challenges this group faces today.
Tales from the Weird and Wonderful World of Evolution
Author: Léo Grasset
Pubpsher: Profile Books
Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? Why are buffalo herds broadly democratic while elephants prefer dictatorships? What explains the architectural brilliance of the termite mound or the complications of the hyena's sex life? And why have honey-badgers evolved to be one of nature's most efficient agents of mass destruction? Deploying the latest scientific research and his own extensive observations on the African savannah, Lo Grasset offers some answers to these and many other intriguing questions. Having shown that natural phenomena are rarely simple and that often they get more complex the more you look at them, he brings to bear a mix of evolutionary biology and lateral thinking to explain the mysteries of animal behaviour in terms that are simple but never simplifying. He ends by considering how our origins in the savannah and evolution as the hybrid of several species can shapes our habits. Lo Grasset is one of France's brightest young natural scientists. Prepare to be fascinated, delighted, surprised, shocked and, above all, entertained by his brilliantly original Darwinian Just So stories.
This outstanding new series will make history engaging and stimulating, while covering all requirements of the Curriculum. Macmillan History 7 builds historical knowledge and understanding within an inquiry framework that develops skills in innovative and exciting ways.
In this unique volume, you will find a collection of 25 illustrated folk tales and stories drawn from all four corners of Africa. Because each region has different cultures and customs, each story too, has it differences, some more distinct than others. Herein you will find stories like: The Elephant's Child The Story Of Mzilikazi Mophene, Leeba And Nkwe How Ingwe Got His Spots The Beast Of Prey, Eater Of People How The Kifaru Came By His Skin Why The Hare Has A Slit Nose The Heart Of A Monkey Anansi And The Lion The One-Handed Girl, and many more. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: folklore, fairy tales, fairytales, legends, myths, children’s stories, fables, bedtime stories, allegories, Fairies Story Hour, childrens books, pixies, pixy, witchdoctor, tokoloshe, , Africa, Anansi, Baboon, Baldy, Baviaan, beast, Bi-Coloured Rock Python, birds, bones, bucket, bush, cake, crumbs, cattle, country, creature, Crocodile, daddy, Darai, Daudawar-batso, donkey, dove, dwala, earth, Elephant, enter, Ethiopian, fish, forest, Furaira, gazelle, Giraffe, girl, golden, grandmother, hare, Hassebu, Hendrik, herdsman, heron, Highveld, Honey Badger, husband, hyena, Jackal, journey, King, kraal, lady, Leopard, Limpopo, Lion, liver, Lowveld, maiden, Man among Men, Master, Milky Way, mine, mistress, money, monkey, Moon, Motikatika, mouse, Mzilikazi, Nunda, nyamatsanes, ogre, Oom, Owl, palace, Parsi, Pestonjee, pumpkin, queen, rabbit, Ratel, Rhinoceros, River, satiable, Seeunkie, shark, sky, slaves, snake, soldiers, soul, Stars, straight, Sultan, sun, surprise, sword, tink tinky, truth, village, water, words, young, youth, Zebra, Ugogo,
Fierce, menacing, and mysterious, badgers have fascinated humans as living animals, abstract symbols, or commercial resources for thousands of years—often to their detriment. With their reputation for determined self-defense, they have been brutalized by hunters and sportsmen, while their association with the mythic underworld has made them idealized symbols of earth-based wisdom and their burrowing habits have resulted in their widespread persecution as pests. In this highly illustrated book, Daniel Heath Justice provides the first global cultural history of the badger in over thirty years. From the iconic European badger and its North American kin to the African honey badger and Southeast Asian hog badger, Justice considers the badger’s evolution and widespread distribution alongside its current, often-imperiled status throughout the world. He travels from natural history and life in the wild to the folklore, legends, and spiritual beliefs that badgers continue to inspire, while also exploring their representation and exploitation in industry, religion, and the arts. Tracing the complex and contradictory ways in which this fascinating animal endures, Badger will appeal to anyone interested in a deeper understanding of these much-maligned creatures.
Release on 2013 | by Samantha Frappell,Joanna Clyne,Richard Ford,Diana Miller,Nicholas J. Cummins,Nick Cummins,Luke Cashman
The Ancient World
Author: Samantha Frappell,Joanna Clyne,Richard Ford,Diana Miller,Nicholas J. Cummins,Nick Cummins,Luke Cashman
Written specifically for the NSW syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, Macmillan History 7 for NSW includes full coverage of all required Outcomes and Content, including the History Skills and History Concepts continuums. Students will develop a deep understanding and appreciation of the nature of history and significant changes in the past as they work through the text. The targeted activities will build their knowledge about the historical ideas, people, movements and events that helped shape the ancient world. Key features: integration of all historical understanding concepts - activities that link directly to all of the History Skills, including comprehension, analysis, perspectives, empathetic understanding, research and communication - inquiry-based site studies in each chapter - links history to real-life context. Support at Macmillan's digital home - onestopdigital.com.au. The text comes with a code for fifteen months access to cutting-edge digital support including: an interactive digital version, linked to supporting resources, accessible on any device at any time - online tests, and a markbook to enhance learning - animations, podcasts and 3D reconstructions, weblinks and much more!