The New Adventures of Tristan the Teddy Bear the Cuddly Defender who bumps back at the Monsters in the night...
Hello, my name is Nick Davis the Author of A Teddy Bear Tale - Unconditional and I welcome you to the Kickstarter Project for A Teddy Bear Tale II - Faithful, a fully illustrated all ages tale of imagination and wonder that tells the story of our Heroic Teddy Bear Tristan as he protects happiness from the Green Headed Monster.
This story continues the adventures of Tristan the Teddy Bear the faithful Cuddly Defender from A Teddy Bear Tale - Unconditional as he protected of his Child from the Monsters under the bed.
In Book Two we begin to explore more of Tristan’s unique world, first we meet a new companion a slightly nutty Bunny called Wilma, the once cuddly toy of the Boy’s sister. She is joined by a Boggle, a curious creature that repairs broken and discarded toys to pass on to other children.
Together they wake up Tristan from his long sleep in the attic asking for his help to defend happiness from a Giant Green Headed Monster that is stealing all the toys and is after the secret Boggle Toy Train.
Of course our heroic Teddy Bear agrees to help and with Wilma they set off in the Golden Goose, a bright yellow cardboard biplane to catch the Toy Train before the Green Headed Monster and his Minions capture it.
In this daring new story Tristan experiences a new adventure featuring planes, trains, clockwork riding beasts, new Monsters and dashing deeds. As Tristan defends happiness and the Toy Train from the Green Headed Monster…
Please enjoy the follow extract below...
All around him Tristan’s world began to shake; the jungle vista gave way to a messy boy’s room, strewn with toys, wooden blocks and a crashed cardboard yellow biplane. Then his world shook again the vision of the room vision melted to be replaced with a bluey inky darkness and the smell of a musty cardboard box. Tristan could now hear voices. Was his boy finally coming back for him? Excitement grew inside the Teddy Bear very soon he would be reunited with his boy and be able to resume his role as the most faithful of companions. Tristan could feel a warm glow inside him soon he would feel the joy of being played with again. For it had been a long time since Tristan was packed away and left to slumber in the dark, and he was feeling very lonely.
The tape on the box snapped, the lid opened and a yellow light shone in his face. Blinking Tristan could make out two shadowy figures, one shorter than the other and he raised his paw to shield his eyes from the light. He could see a grubby white furred Bunny, with light blue eyes, lopped ears tied with red ribbon, wearing a tatty pink tutu and holding silver handled flashlight. Almost immediately Tristan was seized up and hugged so tight he thought his eyes were going to pop out. The Bunny was Wilma, the cuddly toy that once belonged to his boy’s sister and she was the sometimes partner on his adventures. Wilma finally released Tristan and starting talking a mile a minute about how she was rescued from a very damp box and how they searched the entire attic for him once the Boggles had learned that Tristan was up here. Wilma’s introduced her companion an old Boggle, a crooked nosed creature that takes discarded and broken toys, fixes them and leaves them in the room of deserving children. Indeed this Boggle was the very same one Tristan had encountered many years ago sorting through his child’s old toys. The Boggle shook Tristan’s paw and to the Teddy Bear’s great surprise asked for his help.
A Teddy Bear Tale II - Faithful will be a fully illustrated children's book by Nick Davis written in the gleefully fun style of Roald Dahl. The artist from the first book Dan Nokes is returning with his beautiful color ink illustrations. It is my hope to be able too produce a book that will be about 50 pages in length and feature up to 18 full color double page images.
The funds raised here go strictly to paying the artist for his time and to offset some of the printing costs. The production and remaining share of costs are being carried by the books author Nick Davis, who self-published the last Teddy Bear Tale which can be found on Amazon.
If you can’t become a Backer and Pre-Order a copy please help by spreading the word about about this new whimsical tale of a very adventurous Teddy Bear.
Please Note - Any overseas Backers please add an additional $5 to your Backer amount to cover shipping costs.
Wilma Bunny will be handmade in the USA as a 16" Cuddly Toy by Dot of Dotsbears, the builder of Tristan the Defender. Any Backer wishing to add Wilma Bunny please pledge an additional $30 and inform me in your pledge message you wish to have a Wilma.
Or you can add the 22" Tristan the Defender Teddy Bear handmade by Dot of Dotsbears. Any Backer wishing to add Tristan please pledge an additional $40 with any of the packages, and inform me in your pledge message you wish to have Tristan sent along with your book.
A Teddy Bear Tale is the story of Tristan the Teddy Bear, the life long companion and Cuddly Defender of his boy. A Teddy Bear Tale follows his adventures as he takes on the Monsters under the Bed.
After the amazing success of the last book on Kickstarter it seemed the simple choice to use, at the very least it raises the profile of A Teddy Bear Tale. Plus here you can Pre-order you book and the more you pledge the more gifts you get :)
A Teddy Bear Tale Part Two is back in the capable hands of Dan Nokes, the artist I used for the first book who really brought Tristan to life on the pages of A Teddy Bear Tale - Unconditional with beautiful color ink art. You check out his work at http://theteddybeartales.com
Short answer he is a Englishman living in the USA. Long answer he is a Englishman living in the USA, who still drinks tea, has three kids, a wife and dreams of writing stories about Teddy Bears.
A Teddy Bear Tale is a series of all ages stories and are totally family friendly; there are moments of peril in this book as Tristan deals with new Monsters. I like to think these stories are akin to modern day fairy tales, good is good, evil is evil and always comes to a sticky end as everyone else lives happily ever after.
Please buy the book to find out... The first book deals with Tristan's last night watching over his boy against the Monsters under the bed, and they choose this night to attack. It is a story of what you will do when you love someone Unconditionally.
The books artist Dan Nokes hit the story on the head when he said it isn't about an ending, but about end of a beginning. It sets Tristan up for a whole series of fun adventures into a world of pure imagination.
Tristan is woken up from a play dream by Wilma Bunny the once cuddly defender of his Boy's Sister. He learns of the Boggles great machine that has mysterious run amok and has turned into the Green Header Monsters, and is after the secret Toy Train that helps spread happiness. This story deals with Tristan reaching the Train and defending it from the Monsters that attack it, and taking on the Green Headed Monster that wants all the Toys. Just like the last book this is a fully illustrated tale with some wonderful surprises along the route.
If we make full funding we plan to get the book done by May, if we don't make full funding plans are up in the air.
Yes, there is at least one more book story for Tristan to come, plus I hope to be able to produce a Christmas Special involving our Teddy Bear helping Santa Claus. After that the potential to do comics, short story books are endless... Tristan is a wonderful creation which we hope will keep giving and giving to you all.
It costs more to ship outside of the USA... Sorry...
In the last Kickstarter 50 people Pre-Ordered a Teddy Bear Tale and we signed every book. Dan Nokes did an exclusive Tristan Doodle in each one as well. So yes we will sign every copy that is Pre-Ordered
Nathan Fillion I think would be a perfect match for Tristan's voice... You can tweet him at @NathanFillion and tell him about at this Kickstarter project
Apologies, we had planned a longer video with me talking about this book to camera, but I look really scary when a Camera lens is pointed at me and I didn't want to scare you.
Wilma Bunny will be made by Dot of Dotsbears, the same person who made Tristan the Defedder Bear for the first Kickstarter project. You can check out the other Cuddly Defenders she made at http://theteddybeartales.com
Just like the last Kickstarter we did every dime, every cent will go towards helping this project get printed. The funding amount just about covers the artist costs and the first run of printing, everything else will be paid for our of my pocket... So please pledge with the confidence knowing all your money is guaranteed to help this book publish if we get full funding!
A Teddy Bear Tale is self-published using Createspace, a service by Amazon that give Creator owned projects like Tristan the chance to publish professional printed books. Sadly they don't distribute it out to all the bookstores. So If you want A Teddy Bear Tale to appear in your local book store ask them to order it, it is in the book catalog and they can get it for you.
African or European?
Lame I know... But I'm English so Pythonesqe humor is to be expected.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 2, 2012.
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A copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Part Two signed by the Author Nick Davis and Artist Dan NokesEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Part Two signed by the Author Nick Davis and Artist Dan Nokes. Plus a print of one page of internal artwork from the book.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Part Two signed by the Author Nick Davis and Artist Dan Nokes. Plus a print of one page of internal artwork from the book and a poster of the book cover.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Part Two signed by the Author Nick Davis and Artist Dan Nokes. Plus a print of one page of internal artwork from the book and a poster of the book cover. You also will receive a credit as Producer in book.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Part Two signed by the Author Nick Davis and Artist Dan Nokes. Plus a print of one page of internal artwork from the book and a poster of the book cover. You also will receive a credit as Producer in book and T-shirt with original A Teddy Bear Tale artwork.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Part Two signed by the Author Nick Davis and Artist Dan Nokes. Plus a print of one page of internal artwork from the book and a poster of the book cover. You also will receive a credit as an Executive Producer in book, T-shirt with original A Teddy Bear Tale artwork and Wilma the Bunny Handmade 18" Cuddly Toy by Dotsbears.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Part Two signed by the Author Nick Davis and Artist Dan Nokes. Plus a print of one page of internal artwork from the book and a poster of the book cover. You also will receive a credit as an Executive Producer in book, T-shirt with original A Teddy Bear Tale artwork, Wilma the Bunny Handmade 18" Cuddly Toy by Dotsbears and an original piece of artwork from the second book.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012