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The Plow Family stories teach teamwork, helping people and other life lessons. Children & families love these characters. You will too!
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All 3 Plow Family Stories are available as inividual books or as one collection!
All 3 Plow Family Stories are available as inividual books or as one collection!

Introducing the Plow Family

We self-funded the publishing of our first book with a very limited run to put the story and characters out there. As a former preschool teacher, and now a mother of two, I wanted my children to have a fun story, with characters they loved, that taught them good values and important life lessons. The response to our first story has been sensational. 15 reviews on Amazon from parents and teachers include amazingly supportive comments like:

  • "I read Plow Town to my preschool class and the children loved it!"
  • "Welcome to Plow Town is a really fun, entertaining, and educational book. I would recommend it to parents as well as preschool and kindergarten teachers."
  • "One of the first books that my now 6 year old read all by herself was Welcome to Plow Town."
  • "We are looking forward to the next one!"

Encouraged by these 5 star reviews, the positive feedback from friends and family, fans on facebook, and enthusiastic demand from local bookshop owners has truly inspired us to keep our dream alive.

The next 2 new Plow Family stories

We are teaming up again with the amazing and talented illustrator of our first story. Kory has provided a pair sample sketches to help us promote the 2 new stories.

Preview scene from the first of two new stories!
Preview scene from the first of two new stories!

In the first of these 2 new stories, "Doing a Great Job", the Plow Family helps a couple in need as they welcome a new addition to their family. Through this adventure, children will learn unselfishness, kindness to those in need and the importance of taking your time to do a good job for others. It's a story all families will value, especially those who have introduced (or are about to introduce) a new baby.

Preview scene from the second of two new stories!
Preview scene from the second of two new stories!

The second new story is quite epic and sure to become a favorite for all ages. In "Have a Safe Winter", during a class field trip to a fire station, children will learn little known but important facts about firefighters and hear the story of how the Plow Family once helped save the day. For this story we have worked with our local fire department to find some amazing facts and important safety tips to share with parents and children.

Why Kickstarter: Our goals and why we need your help

With each Plow Family story, our readers will learn lessons through the actions of the individual plows and the people and other trucks they work together with to help people around them.

We building on the recipe of the first story, where the Plows effectively taught the seasons and patience, ultimately helping a young girl get to school. Based on the feedback we've received from parents and teachers, this works to entertain kids while teaching them a few lessons. We want to continue this mission.

However, the first story by itself could not be printed in a way to get it distributed to enough stores and channels. This project will fund the illustration and initial printing of our next two stories. While those will be made available individually, the real goal for us is to print a large enough book to have carried on major bookstore shelves. The 3 books, printed together, will give a us a substantial enough publication to get the distribution these stories need.

The Rewards: Everyone gets a book, and more!

For backing our project, you are helping to fund the next 2 stories and enabling us to publish a larger book featuring all 3 stories. We've thought carefully about reward options to give everyone a chance to enjoy our stories. Even if you don't have little ones at home, we've created some options to make it easy to give The Plow Family Adventures to your grandkids, nieces/nephews and others as gifts for THIS holiday season!

We sincerely appreciate your support at whatever level you can back our project. We know you will enjoy our stories. Plus, the more you can back us with, the more goodies (bookmarks, posters, postcards and other experiences) you get. Best of all, you will receive your rewards in time for the 2012 holiday season to enjoy or give as gifts!

Thank you so much for your support and spreading the word of The Plow Family!

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    SNOWFLAKE - For contributing a little something to our project, we'll reward you with an autographed, new limited edition book of "Welcome to Plow Town", the first Plow Family Adventure story. (U.S. shipping included. Add $8 for International.)

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    SNOWBALL - Contribute a little more and be one of the first to get an individual autographed copy of your choice of either the 2nd ("baby") OR 3rd ("firefighter") new Plow Family Adventure. (U.S. shipping included. Add $8 for International.)

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    SNOWMAN - Pick any 2 of the 3 Plow Family Adventure stories. We'll autograph each copy. If you already have the first story, this is a good option to complete the collection. You can keep both to read to your kids, or give one or both away as gifts. (U.S. shipping included. Add $10 for International.)

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    SNOW CASTLE - Get the complete Plow Family Adventures in one book, personally autographed to the person or people of your choice. This softcover edition will feature all 3 stories together, for the first time. We'll send you a special Plow Family bookmark, too! (U.S. shipping included. Add $10 for International.)

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    SNOW ANGEL - Get the complete Plow Family Adventures in a special hardcover edition. We will personally autograph it, send you a special bookmark, and you'll get a beautiful 11x17 poster of a memorable scene from The Plow Family Adventures. (U.S. shipping included. Add $30 for International.)

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    HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE - You'll receive 3 softcover Plow Town Adventure Trilogy books, gift-wrapped in festive snowflake wrapping paper and ready to give away as gifts for the holidays for all the awesome kids in your life. This is perfect for grandparents, aunts/uncles and others looking to give great gifts and help us out in a huge way. (U.S. shipping included. Add $20 for International.)

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    FRIEND of the PLOW FAMILY - This special level is rewarded with everything in the SNOW ANGEL package, PLUS, choose someone special to receive 4 postcards during 2013. Mailed directly to your child, from characters in the Plow Family, these will establish a bridge between them and the characters in our stories. You will also be mentioned on a special thank you page in the book! [Summary: Hardcover book with all 3 stories + bookmark + 11x17 poster + 4 postcards sent by mail during 2013 + thank you message in book] U.S. shipping included. Add $35 for Intl shipping of the book & extras.)

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    FAN of the PLOW FAMILY - This special contribution level is rewarded with everything in the SNOW ANGEL package, PLUS, you'll receive 1 framed poster specilly autographed by the talented illustrator of The Plow Family Adventures, Kory Fluckiger. The artwork will look great in your child's bedroom, playroom or hanging in their classroom. [Summary: Hardcover book + bookmark + 1 framed, autographed 11x17 poster + thank you message in book] (U.S. shipping included. Add $40 for Intl shipping of the book and extras.)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    DEAR FRIEND of the PLOW FAMILY - In addition to the SNOW ANGEL package, we, the authors of THE PLOW FAMILY ADVENTURES, will do a personal reading of all 3 stories. If you live in the Boston area, we will come to your child's class or local town library to read the story. If you live outside New England, we can read you the stories over Skype or by phone. You will also be mentioned on a special thank you page in the book! [Summary: Hardcover book with all 3 stories + bookmark + autographed 11x17 poster + personal reading of stories in New England or over phone/Skype + thank you message in book] (U.S. shipping included. Add $30 for International shipping of the book and extras.)

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    COMMUNITY - We will send you 9 individual books to provide your local libraries, elementary schools and preschools, along with 3 posters for decoration and promoting the availability of the book. For being so generous to your community and our project, we'll add a special autographed Plow Family Adventures Trilogy book for you.

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    MEMBER of the PLOW FAMILY - In addition to the FRIEND of PLOW FAMILY package, we will name a character in one of new stories after a child, adult or grandparent of your choice. This special person will be part of the Plow Family Adventures forever! [Summary: Hardcover book with all 3 stories + bookmark + autographed 11x17 poster + naming rights of a character+ thank you message in book] (U.S. shipping included. Add $30 for International shipping of the book.)

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    EVERYTHING - The books, the posters, the bookmarks, the postcards, the story readings and the character naming. You will get everything we are offering as the ultimate thank you for supporting us in the biggest way possible! THANK YOU!

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