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A multimedia Mandarin teaching series for teens about a Chinese-American girl on an epic journey to uncover her true identity.
A multimedia Mandarin teaching series for teens about a Chinese-American girl on an epic journey to uncover her true identity.
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The Epic Adventures of Princess Moonface is a high quality, hip and modern language-teaching multimedia series for tweens, teens and young adults. 

The Epic Adventures of Princess Moonface (PMF) is a boxed kit containing a bilingual graphic novel, five accompanying CDs, five workbooks, and a character writing practice book.  PMF will couple a traditional-style audio book with a dynamic, fully interactive web site on which young users have a safe and fun platform to further practice their Chinese through games and chat. 

PMF focuses on a group that is left out of language learning – teens and young adults.  There are plenty of engaging books and DVDs for infants and toddlers; adults are expected to devote time to dry and boring programs.  We recognize the need for a program that not only teaches Chinese in a clear, systematic way, but is imaginative and entertaining too.

The story is centered around Mei, a headstrong Chinese-American delivery girl living in NYC’s Chinatown, Queens.  As things around her get suspiciously weird, Mei finds out that she's not who she thinks she is.  Her best friend Sam, the mysterious new guy in school, has a major secret of his own.  

The series uses our patent-pending Synchronous Translation Method™, which allows for concurrent absorption of English, Chinese characters, and pinyin.   Princess Moonface  not only teaches the Chinese language, but also immerses readers in Chinese culture.  The story seamlessly weaves together elements of Chinese traditions (such as the celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival) and mythology (like the animals of the Chinese zodiac).

We have self-funded the creation of the first chapter of Princess Moonface. The next four chapters are written and ready to go, but we are in search of people like you to help us fund their translation, illustration, professional voice recording, and printing. We’re short of our goals for startup capital and would like to ask you to become a part of this exciting process!

Remember - kickstarter.com is an all or nothing crowd-sourcing site.  That means that if we don't raise ALL $12,000 we need, we get NOTHING!  Please help us spread the word and thank you in advance for your time and generosity!

Questions?  email us at info@princessmoonface.com or check out our website www.princessmoonface.com

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