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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 17 2017
£8,798
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
113
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 17 2017

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Meet Pop

Pop looks like every other little boy, but he’s different.

Loud noises hurt Pop’s ears...

Being touched – especially his hair – can really hurt Pop

Pop loves to bounce and flap – it calms him down and makes him happy

And Pop often prefer to be alone

Pop is Autistic……

But what would happen if Pop found himself in a magical world where everything which makes him different here…

Is a SUPERPOWER there!

The Adventures of Pop Fantastic

The aim of the Pop Fantastic project is to create the world’s first series of children’s books which feature a child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) as the main character.

This Kickstarter campaign will focus on the first book in the Pop Fantastic series, chronicling the adventures of Pop, a six-year old autistic boy, as he journeys into a magical world in which his autistic traits are turned into superpowers.

For example, in our world Pop has an almost photographic memory when it comes to his vast collection of story books - in our magical world this will serve to help him memorise complex magical spells and incantations others are unable to learn.

Also Pop’s ‘stimming’ whereby he flaps his arms so as to calm and relax himself, will see him able to fly higher and faster than any bird in the sky.

Risks and challenges

Like millions of other children my son Oliver (Pop as we call him) is autistic, yet despite recently released figures that suggest 1 in 45 children fall somewhere within the autistic spectrum, the majority of people still don’t understand what it means to be autistic.

The aim of this project is to portray autism in a positive light and hopefully provide any autistic readers (as well as their families and friends) with a character to which they can identify and whom they enjoy following on his journey.

An additional goal of Pop Fantastic is to increase both awareness and acceptance of autism worldwide.

Ultimately these books are aimed at helping people with autism feel more special, whilst helping others understand what it’s like to have autism. People often fear or mock what they don’t understand and I’d love nothing more than to see a world where my son and children like him have an easier time in life - after all; they face enough challenges already...

The pledges are on the right hand side so please take the time to have a look and help me spread the message.

Thank you

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    Pledge £2 or more About US$ 2.63

    Red Level - Pop's Army

    By pledging at this level you'll be helping us achieve our dream.

    In return you'll receive an email of thanks from the author.

    We'll also add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    Orange Level - I'm with Pop

    By pledging at this level you will receive a PDF version of the completed first book in the Pop Fantastic Series.

    You will also receive an email of thanks from the author.

    We will also add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

    Includes:
    • PDF copy of the first book in the Pop Fantastic series
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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Yellow Level - Postcards from Pop

    By pledging at this level you will receive a pack of five 5" x 7"colourful postcards featuring images from the book.

    You will also receive an email of thanks from the author as well as a PDF version of the first book in the Pop Fantastic series.

    We'll also add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

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    • A set of five 5" x 7" postcards featuring illustrations from the
    • PDF copy of the first book in the Pop Fantastic series
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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 33

    Green Level - Signed Pop Poster

    By by pledging at this level you will receive an A2-sized poster featuring artwork from the book signed by the author and the artist.

    You will also receive an email of thanks from the author as well as a PDF version of the first book in the Pop Fantastic series.

    We'll add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

    Includes:
    • Signed A2 Colour Poster featuring images from the book
    • PDF copy of the first book in the Pop Fantastic series
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    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    Blue Level - Signed 1st Edition

    By pledging at this level you'll receive a signed copy of the first book as well as the accompanying eBook.

    You'll also receive an email of thanks from the author and we'll add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

    Includes:
    • Signed copy of the 1st book in the Pop Fantastic series
    • e-copy of the first book of the Pop Fantastic series
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    Pledge £75 or more About $99

    Purple Level - Pop's Classroom Special

    By pledging at this level not only will you receive a signed copy of the first book and the accompanying eBook, you will also be sending 5 copies to schools of your choosing.

    You'll also receive an email of thanks from the author and we'll add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

    Includes:
    • Signed copy of the 1st book in the Pop Fantastic series
    • 5 copies of the book to schools of your choosing
    • e-copy of the first book of the Pop Fantastic series
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    Pledge £150 or more About $198

    Bronze Level - Pop's Coffee Table Book

    By pledging at this level you will receive a limited edition signed hardcover coffee table version of the book (13" x 11"), as well as the accompanying eBook.

    You'll also receive an email of thanks from the author and we'll add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

    Includes:
    • Signed Hardcover Coffee Table Book
    • e-copy of the first book of the Pop Fantastic series
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    Pledge £500 or more About $659

    Silver Level - Name a Character

    Limited to 5.

    By pledging at this level you get the opportunity to name a minor character (first name only), who will feature in the first book of the Pop Fantastic Series.

    You will also receive a signed hardcover 'Coffee Table' copy of the first book in the series, as well as the accompanying eBook version.

    You'll also receive an email of thanks from the author.

    We'll add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

    Includes:
    • Name a minor character (full name) who will feature in the story
    • Signed Hardcover Coffee Table Book
    • e-copy of the first book of the Pop Fantastic series
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,317

    Gold Level - Full Named Character

    Limited to 2.

    By pledging at this level you get the opportunity to name a major character (full name), who will feature in the first book of the Pop Fantastic Series (obviously it will be a good guy... unless of course they are very naughty).

    You will also receive a signed hardcover 'Coffee Table' copy of the first book in the series, as well as the accompanying eBook version.

    You'll also receive an email of thanks from the author.

    We'll add you on Instagram, so you can see the progress of the project as it develops.

    Includes:
    • Name a Major Character (Full Name) who will feature prominently
    • Signed Hardcover Coffee Table Book
    • e-copy of the first book of the Pop Fantastic series
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