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By David Robinson
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About this project

My first book for children titled, The Mushroom Picker - Penny Bun's Great Escape, was published in 2012. The book was very well recieved and reviewed in magazines and journals such as, The Independent Magazine, Wallpaper, Another and Ernest Journal. My work with mushrooms has also featured on BBC Radio 4.

I am now creating a new adventure - a sequel to the first book. The story is titled, Penny Bun Helps Save the World, and this time the threat to Penny Bun and her friends will not come from the greedy mushroom picker but from developers who want to destroy Penny's forest home, and as a result irreparably damage the fragile ecosystem that supports fungi, plant and human life. 

I have been working very hard to perfect my process and the resulting mushroom sculptures and photographic illustrations are even more sophisticated and detailed for this book. I am excited to finally share the new installment with people who already know of Penny Bun and her exploits, and also new readers.

So, if you are an adult or child of any age, a fungi fanatic, a food lover, or even someone who despises mushrooms but delights in unusual illustration and a fun folk tale, then this is the book for you.

Please help Penny Bun Help Save the World!

Reward #3. Bag of books.
Reward #3. Bag of books.

 

Reward #6. Fill the cupboard...Porcini all year.
Reward #6. Fill the cupboard...Porcini all year.

 

Reward #7. Hot air balloon, 2013. Limited edition.
Reward #7. Hot air balloon, 2013. Limited edition.

 

Reward #9. Sporeboys at your party!
Reward #9. Sporeboys at your party!

 

Reward #10. Sporeshooter, 2014.
Reward #10. Sporeshooter, 2014.

 

Reward #11. Nautilus, 2011.
Reward #11. Nautilus, 2011.

 

Reward #12. The only one in the world! Rocket, 2011.
Reward #12. The only one in the world! Rocket, 2011.

 

 

Risks and challenges

In 2014 I received an award from The Arts Council to assist with the research and development of this project. The funds raised from this campaign will be used for the final pre-press and printing element of the book which will be produced and published by GOST books and printed in Verona, ready for the autumn harvest. Together we will produce a book that can be cherished and passed down through generations.

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    Penny Bun Helps Save the World

    A signed copy of Penny Bun Helps Save the World, with a lovely little mushroom drawn on the title page.

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    Yummy yummy in your tummy

    Enjoy 10 portions of David's delicious Risotto from his Sporeboys stalls in London.

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    The story so far....

    Signed copies of both, The Mushroom Picker - Penny Bun's Great Escape AND Penny Bun Helps Save the World, with a lovely little mushroom also drawn on the title pages.

    Also...you can transport your beautiful books safely and stylishly during your own forest (or beach, or mountain) adventure inside the 'make room for a shroom' tote bag.

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    One to read, one to keep

    Keep one copy in mint condition on your shelf..who knows, it might be a collectors item someday!

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    Christmas is coming

    Gold, Frankincense and Mushrooms!

    Pass on some mushroom joy this Christmas.

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    Porcini for a year

    Keep your store cupboard full with a years supply of Sporeboys dried Porcini!
    12 boxes of beautiful Boletus from Tuscany.

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    Penny Bun's Balloon - Limited Edition

    Hot Air Balloon, 2013.

    Special Kickstarter Limited Edition of 25.
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    Archival pigment print on somerset satin with deckle edges.
    Signed and editioned.

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    You'll turn into a mushroom!

    All the Risotto you can eat - for a year! From David's Sporeboys stalls in London.
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    Party Time!

    Are you planning a party or launch event?
    David will come along and replicate his magnificent mushroom street food experience for you and your guests.
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    (UK only)

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    The only one in the world

    Rocket, 2011.

    This is a unique opportunity to own this original, framed luminogram that is reproduced in the penultimate spread of my first book for children, The Mushroom Picker - Penny Bun's Great Escape.
    A selection of the original luminograms from the first book are held in prestigious collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

    C-Type Luminogram
    210mm x 260mm.

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    Do you feel lucky?

    Sporeshooter, 2014.

    Get your pledge in early to reserve the original framed fungi luminogram of Slippery Jack's sporeshooter that features in Penny Bun Helps Save the World.

    C-Type Luminogram
    210mm x 170mm.

    Plus a signed copy of Penny Bun Helps Save the World so you can find out if Jack has to use it!

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    Penny Bun's next adventure...?

    Nautilus, 2011.

    Inspired by the classic novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, this one of a kind framed fungi luminogram could be the perfect addition to the art collection of any fungi, photography or science fiction enthusiast.

    C-Type Luminogram
    211mm x 285mm.

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