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By Lucy Carolan
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About this project

Back in the 1980's 'The Shy Snail' was born when I would tell bedtime stories to my little sister, Hannah. For over 30 years I have lived my life, studied at art school, had children of my own and in 2016 decided the time was right to finally write and illustrate the book that began all those years ago. 

This is the story of the shy snail, a universal tale of overcoming difficulties, making friends and accepting others for who they are.  This is an interactive book where you, the reader, can follow the snail's glistening trail throughout her journey. 

The illustrations and story are all complete and the money I raise will go towards working with 'Mindvision' in Malmesbury to produce the layout and publishing of the book as well as producing the badges and postcards.  

Postage and packaging costs vary depending on your pledge and where you are. 

Remember, if I don't reach my goal then my book will not be published and no money is taken from any of my backers. 

Risks and challenges

Risks: I may not be able to reach enough people that could back my project so I may have to relaunch at a later date.

Challenges: Once I have reached my goal, ensuring that all backers receive their pledges by the end of November will be a challenge. I plan to enlist extra help in packing and posting packages.

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    Shy Snail Badge 2.5 cms diameter

    7 different designs from the shy snail book.

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    Signed first edition copy of the A5 book

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    Original sketches from The Shy Snail

    Own an original sketch from the draft versions of the Shy Snail. Please note these are sketches not included in the final version of the book.

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