A Texan author and an illustrator from British Colombia want to publish a book about a little hedgehog with big dreams.
In the spring of 2010, Mike Thedford learned he was going to be a daddy, and was immediately consumed by the drive to Make Something For The Child.
The resulting swingset fell over within a month.
Learning from this failure, Thedford began to craft something unlikely to crush his legacy: a book. He recruited the immensely talented Meeks Purisima, who had immortalized his beloved pet hedgehog the previous year, and got to work crafting poesy and art direction.
Meeks, meanwhile, took his scribblings and some chalk and made miracles. A few months of back-and-forth later, and the book was born. And people loved it, unanimously telling the pair to publish.
So contacts were contacted and prices priced, distribution planned and International Standard Book Numbers obtained. And now two dreamers who only wanted to tell a story about a prickly young lady with a big imagination are here, in your hands. Please treat us nicely!
That's okay! The way Kickstarter works, you don't pay anything until February 11, and nothing at all if we don't get OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAND by then. Go ahead and make your pledge now so I can stop gnawing on my fingernails. Actually, I ran out of my fingernails a while back and am accosting people in the street to chew theirs. It's disturbing. Please let me stop.
The shipping rates for all the countries I've been asked about range between eleven and twelve US dollars.
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I fly out to your town and perform a public reading of the book, personally delivering a bag of Lorelei-themed goodies to you should you choose to attend.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012