ANZAC - The Story of a Little Goat
The area in which I live inspires my writing all the time. After meeting and falling in love with a little goat, I was inspired to draw him, and naturally a story happened.
This story was of course inspired by the little goat, but also by the goat's name, Anzac. He got this unusual name because he came to live with friends of mine one ANZAC Day.
For those not familiar with ANZAC Day, it is an important day in Australia and New Zealand as it commemorates the landing of allied soldiers on the shores of Gallipoli.
ANZAC is an acronym for the Australia New Zealand Army Corps.
This year, 2015, is the 100 year anniversary of the forming of our ANZAC troops and what we refer to as the ANZAC Spirit.
My little goat shows that same spirit in his endeavours to fit into the family who win him in an ANZAC Day Two-up game.
He shows mateship, endurance, creativity, loyalty, and bravery among other traits.
The text of the book is about the goat and his story, but the illustrations give clues to how Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC Day. Hopefully conversations will arise from the illustrations. Teachers' notes and activity sheets will be available.
Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat will be published under the imprint of Itchy Emu Press.
To keep my rewards interesting I am offering not only copies of the project book but some of my other work as well.
The following images will give you an idea of what is on offer.
In addition to
Or you might like a painting of your beloved pet.
Perhaps you might like a limited edition print of some of my other artwork
There is a variety to choose from, or perhaps an original?
Or maybe an artist book
Risks and challenges
I don't foresee any risks or challenges with this project as the book comes to life having successfully published nine times previously. Although this is the first time I have tried a crowd funding platform I have supported other people's Kickstarter projects - they've all been successful.
I bring publishing expertise. I have experienced both traditional publishing and independent publishing and my books can be found in schools and libraries around Australia.
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