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Publish a kids book about a super hedgehog named Amelia.   She lives in a pet shop and dreams of adoption by a family with a nice hedge
Publish a kids book about a super hedgehog named Amelia. She lives in a pet shop and dreams of adoption by a family with a nice hedge
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I wrote Amelia - The Crazy Jumping Hedgehog just before my 10th Birthday. It was vacation but the weather was not good.  We were sitting in a leaking boat on a rainy day and I was bored.  My dad suggested I use my imagination and Amelia was born!

Amelia lives in a pet store but dreams of being taken home to a nice house with a nice hedge.  While she is at the pet store dreaming, she has a series of capers and discovers what makes her special!  This is the first of the series of five books.

I looked for someone to draw pictures of Amelia for most of last year, and my dad found a really great artist to draw Amelia.  We auditioned a few different artists but as soon as I saw Marie Muravski's Amelia picture I knew we had found the perfect artist.

We are raising money for the printing of the book.  In order to get the best quality we have to print at least 500 copies.  This kickstarter will help us print the first edition of the first book (i have three other Amelia stories underway) in the highest quality.  It will be square 9x9 20-30 pages and with 10+ full color illustrations.  They are great!!  

Please follow Amelia on Facebook and Twitter during the kickstarter campaign.  Also checkout her real life friend Amelia the Hedgehog!  She really loves bubble baths.

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We have written the book and collaborated on the artwork. The only BIG job left is the design and layout the book, and the printing of the first edition.

We expect this will take about three months, but it is possible it will take a little longer.

My dad is working with a publisher called Beaver Pond Press who are helping with the design and printing. They have a lot of experience with kids books and will help us print and publish the first edition.

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    PLUS a large (8-10 inches) limited edition handmade plush toy Amelia made the illustrator.

    PLUS Speedy will write a custom story for a kid of your choice.

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    PLUS a large (8-10 inches) limited edition handmade plush toy Amelia made the illustrator.

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