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Oscar has two moms and is asking himself: how could he have come into this world without a dad? A book about longing, love and sharing.
Oscar has two moms and is asking himself: how could he have come into this world without a dad? A book about longing, love and sharing.
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THE YEARNLING // DAS SEHNSUCHTSKIND 

Oscar has two mothers and is asking himself: how could he have possibly come into this world without a dad? “The Yearnling“ is a whimsical, illustrated children's book about two women's longing and desire for a child. It is a book about love, sharing and new family concepts. It is a book about us.

 

INHALT

Oscar hat zwei Mamas und fragt sich, wie er ohne Papa eigentlich auf die Welt kommen konnte. ‚Das Sehnsuchtskind’ ist ein fantasievolles, illustriertes Buch über die Sehnsucht nach einem Kind, lesbischer Liebe und die Angst davor sich aufzulösen, wenn sich das sehnlichste Sehnen nicht erfüllt. Es ist ein Buch über neue Familienkonzepte und übers Teilen. Es ist ein Buch über uns.

 

 

 

Family life is much wilder and more versatile then mainstream stories depict. There are so many forms of modern families. This book is one of the first children’s stories to explore this form of family. It does so in a charming, loving way – to make lesbian procreation more visible – because life will always find a solution.

WARUM BRAUCHEN WIR EIN BUCH ÜBER REGENBOGEN FAMILIEN ?

Das Familienleben ist heute wilder und vielfältiger als Paragraphen das vorsehen. Es gibt so viele Formen wie Farben im Regenbogen. Das Anliegen dieses Buches ist von diesen aufregenden und neuen Formen auf charmante und liebevolle Art zu erzählen und sie damit sichtbar zu machen – das Leben findet immer eine Lösung.

 

 

 This book is intended for anyone who wants to support love and families of choice seeking to create loving environments for all children. All female lovers with kids, those with the wish to start a family using sperm donation and looking for a new narrative, and all kids (and parents) who are curious to explore the diversity of life, including hetero-normative parents wanting to raise more accepting and diversity-embracing children.

AN WEN RICHTET SICH DAS BUCH?

Dieses Buch ist für alle Menschen, die neue und farbenfrohe Familien Konzepte unterstützen und sichtbar machen wollen; deren Fokus es ist, ein liebevolles, zugewandtes Umfeld für Kinder zu erschaffen. Es richtet sich an lesbische Liebende mit Kindern oder Kinderwunsch; an jene, die durch Samenspende ein Kind bekommen möchten und nach Geschichten darüber suchen. Ein Buch für Kinder und Eltern, die alle Facetten des Lebens erkunden möchten, einschließlich heterosexueller Eltern, die einen Weg suchen, zugewandte, neugierige und tolerante Kinder zu erziehen.

 

 

 

 

 

GOAL

If this project receives it's goal of 5.300 € we will be able to print a first edition of 600 books in paperback. If we manage to up the game to 9.000 € we will be able to create a hardcover version.

ZIEL

Wenn dieses Projekt sein Finanzierungsziel von 5.300 € erreicht, werden wir eine Erstauflage von 600 Paperback-Büchern drucken können. Sollten wir dieses sogar auf 9.000 € erhöhen, werden wir mit dem Geld eine Hardcover-Version kreieren.

 

 

Risks and challenges

RISKS
The risks are low. The book has been written and proof-read by an editor. The illustrations are in the works. The production process has been planned and is ready to be executed. There is a team in place to proceed with the post production and pre-printing processes. We have collected price quotes and decided on a printing shop. Now, it’s essential to reach our financial goal to guarantee the printing of the first small paperback edition.

RISIKEN
Die Risiken sind relativ niedrig. Das Buch ist fertig geschrieben und lektoriert. Die Zeichnungen sind gerade am Entstehen. Der Produktionsprozess ist schon durch geplant. Es gibt ein Team für die Fertigstellung des Buches und eine Druckerei. Am aller wichtigsten, die Finanzierungsschwelle ist so eingestellt, dass bei Erreichen der Druck einer kleinen Paperback-Auflage gewährleistet ist.

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