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A picture book about discovering Silicon Valley that appeals to kids and adults alike.
A picture book about discovering Silicon Valley that appeals to kids and adults alike.
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A Journey to Silicon Valley and Beyond

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"A Journey to Silicon Valley and Beyond" is a children’s picture book that is appealing to kids and adults alike. You just moved to the Valley from far away and want to explore your new surroundings, history and mindset? Or you lived here for a long time and want to look at it from a different perspective? This children’s picture book is a charming go-to reference. Complex enough to give you a good insight. Simple enough to make it appealing to kids and a quick read for adults.

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"A Journey to Silicon Valley and Beyond” gives you an overview of Silicon Valley’s history from the times of Native Americans till today in a beautiful fold-out timeline. Two child characters guide through the story. They are witty, curious and lovable and want to find today’s “real places” that relate to anything when they open their computers. This journey brings them to Apple, Google, Intel, Facebook, eBay and more.

Real Inside Pages In Rearranged Order
Real Inside Pages In Rearranged Order

Our two characters in the book discover what lies behind bringing great ideas to life. They discover character traits of the Silicon Valley Mindset. These character traits and core skills lay the foundation of today’s education.  Success and happiness are not made directly, they are a by-product or result of passion, purpose, perseverance. Imagination, creativity and believing in one’s dream are just a few more essential ingredients for your Journey to Silicon Valley and Beyond.

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We are in a pretty good place for getting the book published soon. The design is ready, we have a printing company lined up and all relationships in place.
The biggest question for us now is, how much interest is there going to be? The best way to find out seems to be to raise awareness now and give our audience the chance to commit now. This will guarantee you a book, no matter what our future sales channels or supply will be like!

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    1 book, 1 notepad, 2 bookmarks, 2 pencils.
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    "School Package"

    15 books to distribute to classrooms, school library or give to newcomers or to acknowledge volunteers of your school. A bookmark for each student of your school. Book signing and author talk for schools in Silicon Valley. Curriculum matches some of the book content for 3rd and 4th grade.

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    Get in invited to the Book Launch Event in Silicon Valley and receive your 2 books, 2 mugs, 2 notepads, 2 bookmarks and 2 pencils. Good for 2 people.

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    "Corporate, Realtors&Relocation" Package

    20 books delivered to your office space in Silicon Valley. The book is a perfect choice for anyone with family living or working in Silicon Valley or planning to move here. Makes a wonderful welcome gift!

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    "Explorer Package"

    5 books for you and to share and a day of touring Silicon Valley tailored to your interests. Breakfast and introductory talk followed by touring the real sites. Bring your bike or just get driven in the car. Pledge good for up to 5 people.

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