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Based on a Christmas classic, this girl power story inspires young girls to be leaders and to challenge traditional gender roles. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on November 3, 2013.

Based on a Christmas classic, this girl power story inspires young girls to be leaders and to challenge traditional gender roles.

About this project

The Story

Rosie is a spunky young doe who has always dreamed of flying Santa’s sleigh. Unfortunately for Rosie, only bucks were allowed to try-out for Santa's sleigh team.  

One Christmas she tries to convince her parents, Santa, and anyone who would listen that the does should be able to fly too... but no one believes they can do it. 

Rosie doesn’t give up.  She gathers her friends and together they practice flying, hoping that someday they will have their chance to prove they can do it.

Thanks to a timely stomach bug that plagued the bucks, Rosie and her friends have a chance to prove themselves... AND save Christmas! 

In the end, Rosie and her friends get to fly Santa's sleigh and deliver toys to millions of girls and boys. 

In doing so, they changed perceptions about what girls and boys are capable of.

 About the Illustrator

Shawna JC Tenney is a freelance illustrator, mainly specializing in children's illustration. Her work has appeared in picture books, middle grade novels, educational and religious materials, children's magazines and many other publications.  Shawna has created artwork for 16 children's books. 

http://www.shawnajctenney.com/
https://www.facebook.com/shawnajctenney

Book Layout

Special thanks to Alan Bucknam at Notchcode Creative for text layout and book design.  Alan's creative vision brought Shawna's magical illustrations and Rosie's story to life.  

http://www.notchcode.com/

Hard Cover Mockup

All illustrations and page layout is complete.  The last step is to print!  The printer supplied this mockup...can't wait to see Rosie on the pages.

Hard Cover Mockup from Printer - Ready for Images
Hard Cover Mockup from Printer - Ready for Images

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Risks and challenges

The biggest risk for this project is time. As a holiday book, printing in November is cutting it close for delivery to backers by this Christmas. In anticipation, we are working closely with a local printer/binder to ensure that once we have backing we can proceed quickly. If all goes well we will be able to ship books by the first or second week of December, ensuring all good girls and boys can enjoy Rosie the Reindeer this holiday season.

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    A thank you note from the author including a Rosie bookmark, along with future updates on the status of Rosie the Reindeer and locations where you can purchase.

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    An electronic copy of Rosie the Reindeer.

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    Signed first edition hard cover copy of Rosie the Reindeer and a Rosie bookmark.

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    Two signed first edition hard cover copies of Rosie the Reindeer and two Rosie bookmarks. Keep one for yourself, give one as a gift.

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    Two signed first edition hard cover copies of Rosie the Reindeer, two Rosie bookmarks, plus a Rosie coloring book.

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    Two signed first edition hard cover copies of Rosie the Reindeer, two Rosie bookmarks, a Rosie coloring book, PLUS a personalized and signed sketch of Rosie (or any other character in the book) by illustrator Shawna Tenney.

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    Two signed first edition hard cover copies of Rosie the Reindeer, two Rosie bookmarks, a Rosie coloring book, PLUS a signed print from the book illustrations by illustrator Shawna Tenney.

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    Four signed copies of Rosie the Reindeer plus a personal reading of Rosie and inspirational presentation for children by the author (possibly a reading for your child's classroom?) Up to 10 children receive Rosie bookmark and coloring book. Colorado only.

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    Four signed copies of Rosie the Reindeer, personal reading of Rosie and inspirational presentation for children by the author (Colorado only. Up to 10 children receive coloring book and bookmark). Plus, special recognition of the donor in the first print edition.

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    Four signed copies of Rosie the Reindeer, personal reading of Rosie the Reindeer and inspirational presentation for children by the author (Outside of Colorado. Up to 10 children receive coloring book and bookmark). Plus, special recognition of the donor in the first print edition.

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    Four signed copies of Rosie the Reindeer, a Rosie coloring book, plus the option to name one of the girl reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh in the first edition printing. Note: Must be two-syllable female name and dependent on print schedule. Donor will also be recognized in the print edition.

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