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A spectacular story of adventure and important values for young children, featuring fantasy digital artwork.  Visit us on Facebook!
A spectacular visual introduction to the world of fantasy and inner imagination for young children.
A spectacular visual introduction to the world of fantasy and inner imagination for young children.
30 backers pledged CA$ 2,365 to help bring this project to life.

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Gates of Kintara - A Mystical Children's Book

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, KICKSTATER!  WE ARE FULLY FUNDED AND THE GATES OF KINTARA 1ST EDITION BOOK SHALL PROCEED TO PRODUCTION STAGE.

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This mystical book and short story for young children features spectacular otherworldly landscapes.  The Gates of Kintara is a beautiful introduction to the fantasy genre.

The Story:

Original Sketch of the Gate
Original Sketch of the Gate

A little girl enters the the ancient Gates of Kintara and finds five spectacular worlds behind a set of standing stones.  

In each world, she meets a mystical queen who has magic to share with her. 

Exploring the lagoon & meeting the mermaid queen
Exploring the lagoon & meeting the mermaid queen

Enthralling images created by a talented international team of millennials, whose pens speak the language of magic - both in written word and digital artwork. This beautiful story exposes young children to the spirit of adventure and magic.

The Origins of This Book: 

The Gates of Kintara are based upon five recurring dreams I have had since the age of 6, that I still have to this day.  This story is a gift that I wanted to pass on to my own young daughter.  It is my legacy.  As I neared completion on the book, I decided to make it available to others through this Kickstarter Campaign and a 1st edition publishing run.

My dream is to pass down to my child a vivid imagination, and the knowledge she can access magical worlds by only closing her eyes.  Instilled in the magic of each world are some of the values that have carried me through my life:  Courage, wisdom, stewardship, innovation and a sense of adventure.  

Progress:

The story and artwork for the Gates of Kintara is now 80% complete.

The Forest Queen
The Forest Queen

 We are an international team working in both Canada and Eastern Europe.  Your support will make possible the final touches on the artwork and the first printing run of this children's book. With your pledge, you will receive a copy! 

Anything above our funding goal & orders for the 1st edition will also set the groundwork for the early stages of app development (working with our artist to create animation layers in each image. 

Stay tuned for a  second Kickstarter campaign once our first goal of publishing has been achieved (and our backers have been faithfully rewarded.) 

The Gates of Kintara is written by, and for, parents like myself - those of the millennial generation, who grew up with the Legends of Zelda, Dune and Myst and who want the same fantastic worlds for their children to explore in their minds. 

I wanted a book like this on my bookshelf, that I can look forward to reading with my children each night.  And I thought you may, too. 

- Carina Huggins, creator and author of The Gates of Kintara

Drawing in Process of the 5th World
Drawing in Process of the 5th World

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Risks and challenges

Working with an international team has required outstanding communication skills and regular skype meetings. We have an incredible creative partnership which is likely going to continue with more books!

Now that the artwork is mostly complete, the next stage for the Gates of Kintara will be publishing: The decision has to be made on the size of the hardcover & paper, with the right balance of quality and pricing. I am excited to share this next part of the journey on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thegatesofkintara/

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    A Personal Email Thank You!

    A personal email from me to you, with my undying love & appreciation for your support!

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    Printed Image of the Gate of Kintara

    A lovely 8 1/2 by 11" print of The Gate of Kintara, as featured on the book cover.

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    Print & Story of One World

    Each world is based on a recurring dream I had as a child. There is a deeper story within each world. For this pledge, you shall receive in 8 1/2 x 11 form, a more detailed story of one of the five worlds that you can read to your child as they grow older and understand more sophisticated language. On the other side will be the 8 1/2 x 11 print of that world. Imagine a framed digital landscape sitting on the wall, with a story behind it. Now that is art.

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    THE BOOK!

    An exciting pledge! You will receive a copy of The Gates of Kintara hot off of the press, in time for Christmas, freshly bound and printed (can you smell the fresh ink and shiny pages now?)

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    Letter for Your Child and THE BOOK

    With a fresh off the press copy of The Gates of Kintara, you will receive a special letter written to your child, in a beautiful envelope tucked inside the book. This letter will talk about magical worlds and introduce them to Kintara.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $189

    1 Hr Creativity Coaching + THE BOOK

    This is a limited edition pledge: The Gates of Kintara was borne of 5 recurring dreams I had as a child.

    As a professionally certified, practicing ontological life coach, I am offering you a 1 hour session over skype on how to access your own creativity and weave it into your own life; whether through an entrepreneurial project, art / craft project, or simply the a desire to weave some magic into your life.

    You will also receive the book!

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