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A Series of Children's Books About Angels That We Meet in Life

CHRIS PADOVANO
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ANGELS I HAVE KNOWN has been a life long dream of mine to share angels with children all over the world. I will start with two  children's books written and illustrated by me, Chris Padovano. I have illustrated over 55 children's books for authors all over the world (most still in print), but now it is time for me to tell MY stories!

The first one, ANGEL IN THE BACK SEAT is about a little girl who complains every Sunday about going to church, until an Angel appears in the back seat of the car and sets her straight.

An Angel appears in the back seat next to Allie
An Angel appears in the back seat next to Allie

ANGELS ON CLOUD NINE is a book for all families that have lost a child at too early an age. It tells a joyous story  of where little kids go and how  glorious it is to be an angel. It takes a serious subject and tells the story in a light hearted and happy way.

Angels On Cloud Nine
Angels On Cloud Nine

All the angels that appear in my books are from all ethnic backgrounds, and all types of kids, from heavyset kids  to kids who wear glasses, to shy kids, to handicapped kids,

These are the Limited Edition Prints mentioned in the Donations
These are the Limited Edition Prints mentioned in the Donations

I plan on publishing coloring books, games, websites and everything else celebrating Angels in a child's world

God Bless You....
God Bless You....

All books will be published in November, in time for Christmas gift giving!

Risks and challenges

I have been illustrating Children's books for authors all over the world for years. I currently have over 55 children's books in print (you can google me ). My work ethic and energy will reduce all risks that come with publishing Children's Books. I have the knowledge and know-How to market these books and this concept to the world.

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    You'll be the first to receive a copy of the first children's book ANGEL IN THE BACK SEAT, a story of a little girl who complains every Sunday about going to church. Your book will be autographed by the author and illustrator, Chris Padovano

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    You will get the first two books in the ANGELS I HAVE KNOW series.; ANGEL IN THE BACK SEAT and THE ANGELS ON CLOUD NINE, both autographed by the author and illustrator, Chris Padovano

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    The first two books, autographed by Chris Padovano, plus a 11X14 limited edition print of the JOY OF BEIING AN ANGEL (the one where the angel is bursting through the clouds in the video), limited to a print run of 50, hand signed and numbered by Chris Padovano. The print is a high quality print, perfect for framing. There are only 50 prints made.

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    The first two books in the series, autographed by Chris Padovano, plus THREE different limited edition 11X14 prints,(The three are pictured in the description), hand signed and numbered by Chris Padovano, limited to 50 prints

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    For this donation I will draw a cartoon version of your child or a child you know and he/she will appear in a double page spread ini the book THE ANGELS ON CLOUD NINE., in a scene , there are a lot of young angels in heaven hanging around their specific clouds. You will provide photos for me to work from and you will get full approval of the likeness. The likeness of the child will be in my "Disneyeque" style. You will get ONE COPY OF ANGEL IN THE BACK SEAT AND TWO COPIES OF ANGELS ON CLOUD NINE. all autographed by Chris Padovano. I will do my best to even show the angel doing something that the child did, like drawing, or basketball,or whatever.

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    You will receive two copies of each book, autographed by Chris Padovano,all three prints, signed and numbered, plus an original 14X17 Black and White inked drawing of an Angel I Have Known in a playful pose of your choosing (maybe doing something that your own child likes to do, so you can hang the original in their room) I do not sell any of my artwork so this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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    I will illustrate a children's book that you wrote! Yep, I usually charge $65 per page to illustrate a children's story, but if you commit a $600 donation toward my goal, I will illustrarte up to a 24 page children's book for you. I will do everything I usually do for an author, from typesetting to getting it ready to go to whatever printer you choose. The big difference is that you will pay your donation up front instead of half at the beginning and half at the end, like I usually do. Here is some examples of my other books that I have illustrated
    http://www.chrispadovano.com/drawings.html

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    For this donation I will draw a cartoon version of your child (or someone you know) and he/she will appear in a double page spread ini the book THE ANGELS ON CLOUD NINE., read the full description in the $300 donation...! . You will get TWO COPIES OF ANGEL IN THE BACK SEAT AND TWO COPIES OF ANGELS ON CLOUD NINE. all autographed by Chris Padovano...all three signed and numbered Angel prints

    AND YOU WILL GET AN ORIGINAL INKED DRAWING OF THE CHILD AS AN ANGEL, DOING WHATEVER YOU LIKE! The drawing will be in my style, 14X17, inked with color pencil highlights. ONLY ONE OF THESE IS OFFERED!

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