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A counting book about the friendship between a Dragon and a Princess. Written by Erik Peterson and illustrated by Mina Sanwald.
36 backers pledged $1,181 to help bring this project to life.

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The Dragon and the Princess

The Beginning of a Book
The Beginning of a Book

What is "The Dragon and the Princess?"

"The Dragon and the Princess" is a children's counting book that tells the story of a dragon family and a princess as readers count from 1 to 10 and back down again.

How did "The Dragon and the Princess" come about?

It all began as an idea, carefully incubated, until it was strong enough to break out of its shell.

Next came the words, written on paper, carefully read and reread, until all was perfect.

Then came the pictures, line by line, elegantly drawn and carefully crafted.

Who is this Erik you speak of?

Author of: "Cuddly Furballs of Contentment" with Interstellar Fiction, "Touch of Power" from Gruff Variations Anthology, "His Full Fifteen Minutes" in The Leading Edge Magazine, along with other sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories that have appeared in various print and online publications and anthologies.

Erik Peterson (@docmagik) lives in Rialto, CA with his wife and two daughters. Some of his favorite children's book writers include Sid Fleischman, Roald Dahl, John Sciezka, and Graeme Base.

What does Mina think?

Some words from Erik:

What does the artwork look like?

Here's a peak at some of the preliminary sketches for the book:

Father Dragon
Father Dragon
Mother Dragon
Mother Dragon
Princess
Princess

Why is this project on Kickstarter?

We need your help to help cover printing costs. In order to get an economical price on printing the books it is necessary to order a large number of books. Many of the funds set aside for the project have gone to covering production costs, paying the illustrator, copywriting the book, ordering and registering ISBNs, paying the author, and to cover a portion of the printing costs. In order to get this book done in time for Christmas we need more help to cover the costs, and that's where you come in. With your help we can get this printed and into your hands by Christmas!

How will we know what is going on?

Updates will be posted daily throughout the campaign and then at least three times a week after the campaign is completed until all rewards are fulfilled and shipped.

STRETCH GOALS:

50 BACKERS: EVERYONE GETS A FREE "THE DRAGON AND THE PRINCESS" BOOKMARK

100 BACKERS: EVERYONE GETS A SPECIAL "THE DRAGON AND THE PRINCESS" 8.5x11 inch PRINT

$10,000 EVERY REWARD FROM DRAGON'S NEST AND HIGHER GETS DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF BOOKS!!

Add-ons:

Just add the cost of the add-on to your pledge, no need for extra shipping, and we'll take care of the rest when the backer surveys are sent out

$5 - Special 8.5x11 inch "The Dragon and the Princess" print

$10 - Additional Softcover copy of the book

$30 - Additional Hardcover copy of the book

Dragon Family
Dragon Family

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day!!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk being faced by the project is shipping delays. The books are being printed in the United States and with shipping taking place during winter, there is a potential for delays.

The next risk is printing delays associated with formatting and print preparation.

Both risks are being planned for with plenty of lead time incase there are delays.

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    DRAGON'S BREATH: A pdf eBook of "The Dragon and the Princess."

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    DRAGON'S NEST:Dragon's Breath plus a softcover copy of the book.

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    DRAGON'S EGG: Dragon's Breath plus a softcover copy of "The Dragon and the Princess."

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    DRAGON'S SHELL: A Brothers Uber Special Double.

    One paperback copy of "The Dragon and the Princess" and a paperback copy of "S is for Ska." Both published by the Brothers Uber.

    You will also receive a pdf eBook of "The Dragon and the Princess."

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    DRAGON FEEDER: Dragon's Breath plus a softcover copy of "The Dragon and the Princess" signed by Erik.

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    DRAGON'S STRENGTH: Dragon's Breath plus a hardcover edition of "The Dragon and the Princess."

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    DRAGON'S WINGS: Dragon's Strength plus a Skype call with the Publisher.

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    DRAGON TAMER: Limited Edition numbered Hardcover Edition of "The Dragon and the Princess." This will include additional pages of behind the scenes extras, including: Author insights, Artist sketches, a look into the editing process and more. Only 500 total available limited number edition available. Books will be numbered 2-499.

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    DRAGON'S FRIEND: Dragon's Strength plus a Skype call to Erik.

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    DRAGON RIDER: Dragon's Breath plus one of the original sketches for the book.

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    DRAGON MASTER: Dragon's Strength plus one of the original sketches for the book

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    CASTLE BUILDER: Signed Dragon's Strength plus an original sketch used for the book, a sketch from the artist in the book, a Skype call to Erik, and a Skype call to the Publisher.

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    CASTLE GUARDIAN: Dragon Tamer, book #1, plus you get to dedicate the book to whoever you choose. An extra special gift for the princess or dragon in your life.

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