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Text Box: Published March 2009,
David Bateman (New Zealand)
Barron’s Educational Series (USA)

This book of inspiration and encouragement makes that perfect extra gift for young men and women graduate as they leave school to face challenging and exciting futures after thier school or college graduation.

Typical of the book’s contents is a dramatic photo of a tropical coastline with windblown trees and heavy skies. Its caption describes a wise man as “One who sees the storm coming before the clouds appear.” An image of tire tracks extending across open beach is accompanied by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s advice: “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Additional quotations on two-page spreads include inspiring thoughts from Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anatole France, and others.

Each stimulating reflection is complemented with a brilliant colour photo that will evoke a pensive mood. Here is a small but thoughtful gift that will be appreciated and re-read many times by the high school and college graduates who receive it. Full-colour photos on every two-page spread.


Hardback with dust jacket (159 by 160mm), 72 pages

Recommended Price: US$ 8.99

ISBN-13 Number: 978-0-7641-6184-1

ISBN-10 Number: 0-7641-6184-9



The story behind the book

We began matching quotes to some of our favourites images and found we had some amazing matches—very conceptual pictures and fantastic individual quotes. The more quotes we read, the more fun we had.  When the final proposal was submitted to a publisher, they asked us to tailor it towards new graduates as the images were very contemporary.

The result is even more stunning than we could have imagined.

Text Box: What reviewers have said.....
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