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$497
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11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 2 2012 10:38 PM UTC +00:00

About

PROJECT:

Piñata Productions is publishing the late Linda Sanders-Wells novel for young people titled Sometimes Friends in early 2013. Linda's previous picture book Maggie's Monkeys (Candlewick, 2010) won numerous awards including the Junior Library Guild, Bank Street Best Children's Books of 2010 and was on the Master List for the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards for 2011. It won raves from teachers, librarians, parents and kids.

Cincinnati, Ohio artist Brian Hagen will illustrate the book. The production of the book, geared for ages 8-12, will be a collaboration between e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Linda’s daughter Abbie. Piñata Productions will release a book trailer December 2012.

WHERE WILL THE BOOK BE AVAILABLE:

The book will be available in ebook and paperback through the Piñata Productions website and Amazon.

WHY SUPPORT:

Award-winning children's author Heather Henson says the story,"...captures the childlike perspective in an unobtrusive way -- which is very hard to do."

While Linda succumbed to complications of breast cancer in October 2011, she was able to see Brian's early sketches of these amazing characters and approve this project under her daughter's editorial direction.

Piñata Productions wants to see Linda's story and Brian's characters in the hands of young people, continuing Linda's dedication to craft and reaching out to children.

HOW WILL YOUR PLEDGE BE UTILIZED?

Your pledge will cover costs related to illustrations and printing of the book. Along with supplemental materials. Piñata Productions does not profit from your pledge.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CREATIVES INVOLVED:

Piñata Productions: http://www.pinataproduction.com

Brian Hagen at: http://brian-hagen.com/ 

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (see Piñata Productions)

Find out more about Linda Sanders-Wells at:http://swellbooks.blogspot.com/ or http://heatherhensonbooks.com/?p=422

EARLY CHARACTER SKETCHES SAMPLE:

illustration by Brian Hagen
illustration by Brian Hagen
illustration by Brian Hagen
illustration by Brian Hagen

EARLY SCENE SKETCH:

illustration by Brian Hagen
illustration by Brian Hagen
One Reward Gets You A Critique By One Of These Multiple Award-Winning Authors
One Reward Gets You A Critique By One Of These Multiple Award-Winning Authors

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    PERSONALIZED: All the above + Personalized thank you video on Facebook + e book autographed by Brian Hagen, publisher e.E. Charlton-Trujillo & Abigail Sanders-Wells

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    SHARE THE PAGE: Thanks on website, web updates, (2) copies of the book + Piñata Productions T-Shirt + Thanks in the paperback book (Company name can be substituted for Personal name) ($5 dollars shipping in US/$10 dollars International Canada/Mexico)

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    GET MONKEYS AND MORE: Thanks on website, web updates, (2) copies of the book, Personal thanks video on Facebook, Mini-Poster + Behind the Scenes "Making of Sometimes Friends" digital download PLUS... a copy of award-winning Maggie's Monkeys by Linda Sanders-Wells with a personalized thank you from her daughter Abbie.

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    Did we mention these books R O C K !!!! And you'll have them in time for Christmas!!!

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    Option One: Thanks on website, web updates, (5) copies of the book, Mini-Poster, "The Making of Sometimes Friends" digital download + the feature film HOME by Piñata Productions, shipping for books is: $5 dollars in US/$10 dollars International Canada/Mexico)

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    LET'S EAT TOGETHER: Backers ONLY Dinner Party in Cincinnati, Ohio with Piñata Productions & illustrator Brian Hagen. You get there and we'll do the rest. Also you score thanks on website, web updates, (5) copies of the book, Mini-Poster & "The Making of a Book" digital download

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    LET'S READ WHAT YOU GOT: Thanks on website & paperback version, web updates, (6) copies of the book + Novel Critique by one of the following multi award-winning authors: Pat Schmatz, Heather Henson, Sally Derby, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (** up to 250 pages, double spaced)

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    SCHOOL VISIT: Thanks on website, web updates, (1) case of books, VIP Invitation to the Release Party + (AND THIS ROCKS) Skype visit to the school of your choice by award-winning authors e.E. Charlton-Trujillo & C.G. Watson (shipping for books is: $8 dollars in US/$13 dollars International Canada/Mexico)

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    YOU ARE THE EDITOR: ALL THE ABOVE + (6) Piñata Productions T-shirts + Editor title in the book (**credit does not yield ownership of the text, images or final book. Royalties are not contained in the award) + Your Choice of Name/Company with a small logo on the spine of the book (**restrictions against sexual content, vulgar language, drug or alcohol commentary, and/or anything that defames a particular race, gender or sexual orientation)

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    MAKING THE PAGE AND BEYOND: All The Above + Dedication Page in paperback version + 2 cases of books + video thanks from Linda's daughter Abbie + Piñata Productions will make a :30 sec web spot at high definition for your company or the company of your choice (**within 30 miles in the Cincinnati area, (1) location, (1) 5 hour shoot, limited green screen, production date agreed on by Piñata Productions)

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Funding period

- (32 days)