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It is a long time since any new kite making books have been published, but there are still some good ones out there. When I find them at book sales or second hand shops I often buy them so I can pass them on to interested kite makers.



TE MANU TUKUTUKU - THE MAORI KITE
by Bob Maysmor

Hardback, 1990 revised edition, 112 pp, 17.5 x 25 cm
A comprehensive study of the traditional Maori craft of kitemaking. A valuable resource for those interestedd in traditional Maori culture and for anyone involved in the world of kites. Many colour and black and white photographs and illustrations. NEW.

TMTTM - $35.00



THE PENGUIN BOOK OF KITES
by David Pelham

Softback, 1976 first edition, 227 pp, 20 x 20 cm
A comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated introduction to kites and kite flying, covering their kistory, making and flying. Over 100 detailed and tested kite patterns. With photographs and illustrations. Second hand, but in excellent condition.

TPBOK - $25.00



THE ART OF THE JAPANESE KITE
by Tal Streeter

Softback, 1980 reprint, 181 pp, 25.5 x 19 cm
A beautifully produced book resulting from the author's two year stay in Japan studying Japanese kites and kite makers. Hundreds of colour and black and white photographs. Second hand, but in as-new condition.

TAOTJ - $50.00



A KITE JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA
by Tal Streeter

Softback, 1996 first edition, 181 pp, 25.5 x 19 cm
A beautifully produced book resulting from the author's travels from the Punjab to Madras studying the rich variety of kites and kitefliers in India. Hundreds of colour and black and white photographs. Second hand, but in as-new condition.

AKJTI - $50.00



MAKING AND FLYING MODERN KITES
by Jim Rowlands

Hardback, 1989 reprint, 127 pp, 28 x 22 cm
Plans and instructions for over 30 kites, with information about materials, construction methods, problem solving and kite-flying techniques. Lots of illustrations and 14 colour photographs. Second hand, but in excellent condition.

MAFMK - $20.00



FUN WITH KITES
10 exciting designs with easy instructions
by John & Kate Dyson

Softback, 1987 reprint, 30 pp, 26 x 17.5 cm
Plans and instructions for 10 kites, with information about materials, construction methods and kite-flying techniques. Lots of illustrations, with some additional decoration by Daniel! Second hand.

FUNWK - $5.00