The eBook is great, but there is nothing like having a physical book. Help me fund the printing of Samantha Loses the Box Turtle!
One spring morning my children walked in the door with an eastern box turtle they had found on the street. We had a lot of fun learning about the turtle and ended up taking him to an ecology preserve here in town. I started writing Samantha Loses the Box Turtle as a story for my own children, based loosely off of the merriment we had with our own box turtle.
My children embraced the story, and the project grew from there. As a zoologist and educator I love the idea of sharing an appreciation for animals through reading. This book helps to educate even as it entertains. It is about sharing nature and a love of it with our youth.
I had help with storyline and editing from many, many sources. All the way from my children themselves to the director of the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve. I also found a fabulous illustrator online and he brought the story to life with his pictures. My illustrator, Matthew Gauvin, joined in with a fervor that made this story truly special.
The story was published in Ebook form on Amazon in the Fall of 2011 and was a great success. I had many requests for physical copies of the book and now I am trying to make that happen with your help and this Kickstarter campaign.
Samantha Loses the Box Turtle is a children's chapter book filled with fun and adventure while teaching about the lovable critter, the Eastern Box Turtle. It is broken up into 11 chapters, which contain 15 wonderful illustrations by Matthew Gauvin.
Also included at the end of the book are Box Turtle Fun Facts and a Quiz to help further your child's reading enjoyment.
When Samantha's grandfather finds a box turtle on a busy street the only thing to do is bring him home. Sam's mom says that he has to be let go, but not before zany drama ensues. You'll have to read to find out how Samantha Loses the Box Turtle!
What the Money goes for:
I'm looking to raise $500.00 to cover the following:
§ Print & deliver paperback copies of Samantha Loses the Box Turtle
§ Create Rewards
§ Promote/Advertise the book
If, with your help, I exceed my fundraising goal, I will use it to print extra copies to give away to classrooms, libraries, and children who request a copy from me.
You can find out more at my website www.samsanimals.info
Questions? Contact me directly: Daisywrites@samsanimals.info
If you have an idea for a reward that would better suit you or your organization or if you have any questions about Samantha Loses the Box Turtle or an existing reward, please contact me at: Daisywrites@samsanimals.info I am open to any suggestions or opportunities.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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