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John CovenantBy John Covenant
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John CovenantBy John Covenant
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About

This story chronicles a tree's transformational experiences  brought on by absorbing the dreams of those who took comfort while sleeping on her roots. It takes you on a wonderful journey that is both rooted and light.

I am John Covenant, the producer and coordinator of this project as well as the author of The Tree That Dreamed. This project started as a children's picture book and this is still being produced with wonderfully lavish illustrations. Children's stories have been a passion of mine for many years. I have authored a number of them including The Racoon Who Fell In Love With The Moon, The Peanut Butter Pop Corn Dragon and a personal favorite, The Bear the Bunny and the Rainbow Honey.

This particular story combines my love of nature with my love of children. I was the eldest of ten and I raised one myself. And my experience with all of them has been magical in its own way. And as a way of keeping the magic alive in my heart, I tell stories to children as well as to any one who might desire to listen..

And this story I am presenting, The Tree That Dreamed,  is especially close to my heart. It's creation literally took me on an incredible trip, a trip I would like to share with all of you..

. Having others dreams being embraced by a tree really took hold of my imagination as this story will likly take hold of yours.

As I said, this project started out as a simple picture book. And I was fortunate enough to encounter an incredibly gifted illustrator.

Then another artist,an incredibly talented sound/design /composer became fascinated with the story. And his wife happened to be a voice over  professional. . And an enchanting sound  track was created. for the story. Then I wanted to have the ability to combine the incredible illustrations with the wonderful sound track. From that desire came the 3 minute trailer that I was able to produce for the goal of the audio e book..

Therefore there will be a printed book version which was the original plan  that will be available through Amazon.. An audio  book version and an audio e book version which again is the three minute trailer I am able to present to you today... 

Again the3 minutes presented is the audio e book portion of what is being produced. Each creative step organically led to the next step. Which finally leads to funding. 

                                            EXPENSES

[1] I work  closely with a very dedicated illustrator who has story boarded the project but who has a  number of illustrations to complete. These outstanding illustrations not only require a lot of talent, but  also a lot of time and therefor a  necessary expense. She is involved with the editing of the e book as well as the printed book. She also generates the high resolution downloadable files suitable for making posters.

[2]There  is a media company that is producing audio e book and doing the final edit for the e book and the print book. This is another expense.. 

[2[ Also a portion has been allotted to  the  Composer/Sound/Design/ Engineer and his talented assistant who is an accomplished voice over professional in her own right .The sound composer has already generated almost all of the  audio book.

All monies will be used for production. My focus is to accomplish as much production as possible with the monies received. We may be lean and mean but right now we would benefit for more means to complete the project..

In terms of distribution of rewards to backers, The e audio book, the e book, the high resolution files suitable for posters and such will be sent via Payloadz.com 

The audio e book will be mailed individually by myself.

The printed book of The Tree That Dreamed will be generated by a print on demand company affiliated with Amazon.  

People who love nature will love this story. Any one who has ever had a special fondness for trees will love this story. People with an open heart and an open mind will  cherish this story. People who honor their roots yet value their freedom will be inspired by this story.

Parents who want to provide something special for their children will find a special gift in this story.

Risks and challenges

I have assembled a number of dedicated reliable collaborators who will, with sufficient funding, have no problem completing this project by the end of April 2014 if not before.. Each and every person on the project is ready, willing and able to complete it. We simply need a little help. The more help, the more we
can accomplish production wise in a timely fashion. But no matter how creative,talented and dedicated people might be a shortage of funding can always be an obstacle. With your support that obstacle can be removed.

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    Audio e book of The Tree That Dreamed plus 5 downloadable high resolution files of illustrations suitable for posters and a host of other decorative uses.

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