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The Clown That Lost His Funny is a children's book written by Lauren (age 11). It's a really fun and heartfelt story.
The Clown That Lost His Funny is a children's book written by Lauren (age 11). It's a really fun and heartfelt story.
117 backers pledged $5,851 to help bring this project to life.

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The Clown that Lost His Funny is a children's book written by my daughter Lauren.  She's 11 years old and in the 5th grade.  For the last several months, we've been working on this story and now she's finished writing.  She's ready to produce and publish her first book.

Hairy the Clown loves his job at the circus.  But one day, something tragic happens and he ends up losing his ability to be funny.  He's forced to get a job he doesn't like.  What happens next is really cool.  

The Clown That Lost His Funny is a heartwarming story everyone will enjoy.  There are even some great life lessons. 

Here are two things you need to know:

1.  The book is WRITTEN and it's really good.  Not just for an 11 year old.  For anyone!  The ideas and words belong to Lauren.

2.  We've also hired an illustrator and the first test images are complete.  The style is really good, and it matches her writing perfectly.

What remains is completing the rest of the illustrations, formatting the book, and sending it to the printer!

Lauren working hard on outlining the book.
Lauren working hard on outlining the book.

Here's where we need your help.  

We need to raise $5,500 to complete the rest of the illustrations, typeset and layout the book, and print the first 300 copies.  We've got everything lined up and a solid production timeline - we just need your help to make it happen.

Please help Lauren share his story with the world.

Risks and challenges

The manuscript is complete and the first illustration is complete. It will take some time to finish all of the drawings, but we're ready to go. We're going to work hard to get this done by the end of the school year.

Kickstarter is all or nothing, meaning if we don't at least $5,500 of pledges, we won't get anything. Hairy would really be sad.

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  • We will use the extra money to order more books, and get Hairy's store to more people.

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    You'll get a thank you email from Hairy the Clown. Harry sends great thank you emails, too.

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    You'll get a thank you email from Harry the Clown as well as a bookmark with Harry's picture. You can put this bookmark in the book when you order it from amazon.com or you can put it in another book.

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    You'll get all of the above, PLUS a digital copy of the book as soon as it's published. You'll be the very first to read the whole story and see all the pictures. Super cool!

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    You will get all of the above PLUS a autographed copy of The Clown That Lost His Funny. You will be the first to hold the real book in your hands.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    You'll get a bookmark, digital copy, signed copy of the book AND your name will be printed inside the book as a supporter. Hairy will be so grateful and will be so excited to print your name in his story!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You'll get all of the above, PLUS a private reading for your group. This would be really cool for your classroom, birthday parties or neighborhood group. I'm just a kid and my parents will have to drive me, so this will be for groups in the Atlanta-area only, okay?

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    You'll get a bookmark, digital copy, and autographed copy of the book, PLUS you (or your child, friend or anyone you choose) will be illustrated right into the book. You'll be a part of the audience at the circus and your drawing will be in the book. How cool is that! Since this award is so cool, it's limited to five people.

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