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Smeagull is a wild herring gull. He knocks on our door to be fed! (Digital version of the Hardcover Book, Animated with Sound, Artwork)
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    Club Smeagull

    Become a Card Carrying Friend of Smeagull the Seagull. Wallet-size card with Smeagull's portrait, and the Smeagull Pledge: "The Undersigned Pledges to be a Good Human and to Respect and Care about Seagulls and All Wildlife Everywhere, and Forever!" Comes with a gift certificate good for $5 off the cover price through 2019.

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    Smeagull the Seagull Goes Digital

    Most children cannot afford a hardcover copy of Smeagull the Seagull, and we want this book in the hands of as many children as possible. Why? Because seagulls are ubiquitous, voluble, intelligent and WILD, making them the perfect avatar for the Natural World. Seagulls want to know you! Any child can learn to know them! And love them... Ultimately, this teaches a child the value and importance of the Natural World and the wildlife in it in a personal and vital way. Any child or parent can own the animated digital book for whatever they can afford. For those who can't afford to contribute, the book will be completely free. In that spirit EVERYONE who backs this project receives a free digital copy. Last word: The only reason we can do this at all, for the goal stated, is that we already have the drawings, sound, photographs, and our digital designer, Robbie Mikel Savage, is working for almost nothing. All we need is a little help from our friends (we'll get by with a little help... )

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    Dr. Smeagull's Stretch & Kvetch

    The Complete Set of 12 Exercises done by herring gulls everywhere emailed directly to you ABSOLUTELY FREE [ $19.99 shipping and handling all sales final use at your own risk don't blame us if you end up in traction]. See Update #6 for details.

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    Smeagull the Seagull, SIGNED COPY!

    The First Unabridged Edition of Smeagull the Seagull, autographed by Valerie Elaine Pettis and Mark Seth Lender. Hardcover book, 9 ½" X 12," with dust jacket. PLUS your very own Club Smeagull Card! SHIPS FREE ANYWHERE IN THE US.

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    Smeagull the Seagull, 2 SIGNED COPIES!!

    TWO SIGNED COPIES - The First Unabridged Edition of Smeagull the Seagull, autographed by Valerie Elaine Pettis and Mark Seth Lender. Hardcover book, 9 ½" X 12," with dust jacket. PLUS TWO Club Smeagull Cards! SHIPS FREE ANYWHERE IN THE US.

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    Smeagull, She-gull and Me-gull!!!

    THREE SIGNED COPIES - The First Unabridged Edition of Smeagull the Seagull, autographed by Valerie Elaine Pettis and Mark Seth Lender. Hardcover book, 9 ½" X 12," with dust jacket. PLUS TWO Club Smeagull Cards! SHIPS FREE ANYWHERE IN THE US.

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    Smeagull Is My Seagull!!!!

    4 SIGNED COPIES of SMEAGULL THE SEAGULL!!!! - First Unabridged Edition of Smeagull the Seagull, autographed by Valerie Elaine Pettis and Mark Seth Lender. Hardcover book, 9 ½" X 12," with dust jacket. PLUS four Club Smeagull Cards! SHIPS FREE TO ANYWHERE IN THE US.

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    The Smeagull Has Landed!!!!!!!!

    8 SIGNED COPIES of SMEAGULL THE SEAGULL!!!!!!!! - First Unabridged Edition of Smeagull the Seagull, autographed by Valerie Elaine Pettis and Mark Seth Lender. Hardcover book, 9 ½" X 12," with dust jacket. PLUS EIGHT Club Smeagull Cards! SHIPS FREE TO ANYWHERE IN THE US. [For other countries, ships at our cost. Please send us your address and postal code for a shipping quote]

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    Smeagull Lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    18 SIGNED COPIES of SMEAGULL THE SEAGULL!!!! - First Unabridged Edition of Smeagull the Seagull, autographed by Valerie Elaine Pettis and Mark Seth Lender. Hardcover book, 9 ½" X 12," with dust jacket. PLUS 36 Club Smeagull Cards! SHIPS FREE TO ANYWHERE IN THE US. [PLUS - if you have an event in Connecticut, we will come and do a reading of Smeagull the Seagull! For details, please contact us through Kickstarter or through Smeagull's website]

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    Mr. Smeagull's Neighborhood !!!!!!!!!!

    1.) One 19.75” X 25.75” GICLEE PRINT OF THE ORIGINAL COVER DRAWING OF SMEAGULL THE SEAGULL Signed & Dated by Valerie Elaine Pettis
    2.)One of Mark Seth Lender’s photographs of the very special wildlife in Mr. Smeagull’s Neighborhood, printed by Profiles Studio of Philadelphia, in Giclee Process with 100 year inks on archival paper, (12” X 18” plus 2” border). Signed and dated by Mark Seth Lender
    3.) A set of 4 note cards 4" X 5" printed on linen paper, depicting 4 of the birds in Mr. Smeagull's Neighborhood
    4.) 12 SIGNED COPIES OF SMEAGULL THE SEAGULL!!!!!!!!!! First Unabridged Edition of Smeagull the Seagull, autographed by Valerie Elaine Pettis and Mark Seth Lender. Hardcover book, 9 ½" X 12," with dust jacket. PLUS TEN Club Smeagull Membership Cards!

    SHIPS FREE ANYWHERE IN THE US [for shipping to other countries, please contact us]

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    My Dinner With Smeagull !!

    Dine with Valerie & Mark at their House on the Connecticut Shore & Meet Smeagull!*
    *[Maybe. He's very busy but, we'll ask]
    $650 Per Couple (Choose your date, 12/2018 - 2/2019):
    - Multi-course dinner prepared by Mark & Valerie (sustainable seafood of course - Vegetarian meals available) paired with fine wines & a selection of bourbons, single malt whiskies, or Scottish botanical gin.
    Each couple receives:
    - Souvenir Menu designed by Valerie
    - Tour of Valerie’s studio (which is very neat) PLUS a drawing demonstration
    -Tour of Mark’s studio (it’s a mess but writers can be like that) PLUS a conversation about writing & wildlife photography
    - Learn the “Backstory” on Smeagull the Seagull
    - Reading of Smeagull the Seagull performed by Valerie and Mark
    - Two Copies of Smeagull the Seagull with PERSONALIZED AUTOGRAPHS; 1 of Mark's signed photos 12" X 18" of the wildlife in Mr. Smeagull's Neighborhood

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    ORIGINAL PASTEL OF SMEAGULL (Unique)

    This is the original pastel of Smeagull picking up a quahog (clam) off of our beach that Valerie is seen working on in our introductory Kickstarter video. It measures 19.75" X 25.75" and is drawn in European pastels on archival cotton paper, signed by Valerie Elaine Pettis. Ultimately it was not used in the book, and will not be otherwise reproduced. A unique work of art, it comes with a notarized Certificate of Authenticity. The pledge amount includes professional crating. Pickup at Valerie's studio in Connecticut. Or you can arrange pickup by FedEx or other insured carrier.

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