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The real and imaginary story of Charles - a lovable "labradoodle" who was mistaken for a lion, and became famous worldwide.
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    eBook of Charles The Lion Dog for your Kindle or Nook. Basic ebook format with Text to Speech functionality available on certain models.

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    Enhanced eBook edition of Charles The Lion Dog for iPad. This format allows us to preserve the original print book design and features audio functionality that reads and highlights each word to assist young readers. Also includes embedded video of the real Charles!

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    This is it! First Edition print book of Charles the Lion Dog. Beautifully illustrated in full-color, this 32-page, hardcover children's book will become your child's favorite story to read. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    Fan Photo of Charles - Your choice of one 8"X10" color print suitable for framing from over a dozen amazing photographs of Charles the Lion Dog just shot by pooch photographer Steve Moore. When we successfully complete our campaign we'll email you instructions on where to go to make your final selection and how to get your image.

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    Gift Book. Let us gift wrap a print copy of Charles the Lion Dog and send it for you, with an illustrated gift card in your name, to your favorite youngster. Perfect for your grandchildren, nieces and nephews, god children, your friends' children, your favorite local day care center, or any deserving young reader. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    2014 Charles the Lion Dog Calendar - Twelve glorious months of amazing new photos of Charles through the seasons in a beautiful, full-color, 11"X17" wall calendar. Includes shipping and handling.

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    Library Donation of Two Print Books. Send one to your local school library and one to your local public library, or any combination of libraries you wish. Just tell us where and we'll package them up and send them, with a special stamp on the inside cover that reads "Gift From (your name)." Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    Three Pack! - Need more than one book? Easiest way to buy multiple copies (3) of the First Edition print book of Charles the Lion Dog. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    Inscribed Edition print book (as described above) of Charles the Lion Dog, autographed to your child's name with a message and paw print from Charles himself. Includes U.S. shipping and handling.

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    Football Fun for Two! This is all about Old Dominion football and cheering for victory at the opening home against Howard on September 14 with the honorary mascot himself, Charles the Monarch. The game is already SOLD OUT but we have tickets! For a $100 pledge we'll pair up two general admission game tickets with a First Edition copy the book, and an invitation to a great tailgate party before the game to meet Charles. (Book will be delivered in October.)

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    Three-Pack of the 2014 Charles the Lion Dog Calendar - Keep one and send a couple out as gifts! Twelve glorious months of amazing new photos of Charles through the seasons in a beautiful, full-color, 11"X17" wall calendar. Includes shipping and handling.

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    Benefactor Edition print book with all the features of the Inscribed Edition above, PLUS your name (or your child's) printed in a special acknowledgement paragraph in all editions of the book, PLUS an invitation to our book release party in Norfolk, Virginia to meet the book's author, illustrator, designer, and of course, Charles himself!

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    The Big Oweee. Buy 10 copies of Charles the Lion Dog to be sent to your favorite Children's Hospital anywhere in the world, to be read or given as a special reward to young patients who have to endure a hospital stay. In the book, Daniel has to spend a night in the hospital after hurting himself playing with Charles, so kids will relate! Includes shipping and stamped gift announcement inside each book cover. We are also happy to suggest deserving pediatric programs in your area if you don't have a favorite.

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    "Paws"itively Charles X10. Get the whole shebang. 10 inscribed copies of the book autographed to whatever children's names you want (or donated to a children's hospital of your choice) with a message and paw print from Charles himself in each. PLUS your name (or your child's) printed in a special acknowledgement paragraph in all editions of the book, PLUS your choice of 10 fan photos, PLUS 10 copies of the 2014 Charles the Lion Dog Calendar, PLUS an invitation to our book release party in Norfolk, Virginia to meet the book's author, illustrator, designer, and of course, Charles himself!

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    Birthday Party appearance by Charles at your child's celebration anywhere within a 100-mile radius of Norfolk, Virginia. Includes a copy of the book for every guest (up to 10 copies). For parties booked before September 2013 guests receive a book certificate to be redeemed at book release.

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    Corporate Event, Fundraiser or Social Function appearance by Charles anywhere in the U.S. Charles has already become a seasoned celebrity and successful "spokesdog" and will add a wonderful and fun element to your event. He even has his own black tie! Charles will cover his own reasonable travel expenses for a one-day/one-night trip, but book soon, his social calendar is filling up.

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    Original Cover Artwork - Own the original watercolor painting used on the front cover of the Charles the Lion Dog children's book. The painting is on an 11" X 14" sheet of heavy watercolor paper, the painted area measures approximately 9.25" X 11.75". See a photo of the painting in Update #8. We'll also include a DVD copy (or digital download) of the video, and a color print of the photo, of Charles watching Pamela paint this cover - both of which can be seen in Update #7.

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