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Let's ignite curiosity for great books and beautiful language with this wondrous (and funny) children's series!
Let's ignite curiosity for great books and beautiful language with this wondrous (and funny) children's series!
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    Friends of Bax

    Many thanks for your vote! Please take an illustrated "Friend of Bax" button for your favorite early reader, blessed with thoughts of happy reading!

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    A Christening

    Deck your favorite tablet with a PDF of Book I, featuring MOBY DICK! If you like, add $1 and we'll also drop a newly-minted Bax button into an envelope for you! (And mail it!)

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    Let's Set Sail!

    Get a beautiful 32-page HARD COVER edition of Book I where we meet Bax, his class, and shove off with Melville's epic, MOBY DICK! We'll also include a PDF copy, the Bax button, and printable CURRICULUM with three ubercool modules!

    IS THIS A GIFT? Get a super cute "I SAILED with AHAB" tee by adding $15 each. (Child and adult sizes.)

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    The Virtual Bax Library

    Get all three Bax Classics -- MOBY DICK, GREAT EXPECTATIONS and JANE EYRE -- in digital PDF format. Each title includes our printable CURRICULUM with three modules each!

    Like to upgrade to an "eBook" tailored for your iPad, Android or Kindle device? Add $5 and we gotcha covered on all three titles!

    **Virtual titles to be released in step with hardcovers. See Deliverables section for release dates.

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    Reader's Choice (limit 250)

    Get the VIRTUAL BAX LIBRARY above, PLUS take your choice of MOBY DICK, GREAT EXPECTATIONS or JANE EYRE in a beautiful 32-page HARD COVER edition. Includes the Bax button and the entire printable CURRICULUM!

    BONUS: If all 250 are claimed, we'll also deliver your Virtual Library titles in an "eBook" format, tuned for the device of your choice!

    GIFTING? Choose from THREE super cute T-shirt designs for $15! (Choices and sizes confirmed prior to shipment.)

    **Extras are bundled with your book in one shipment. See Deliverables section for release dates.

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    Dickens & Melville Gift Set

    Take Melville's MOBY DICK and Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS in beautiful 32-page HARD COVER editions. We'll also include PDF copies, the Bax button, and the printable curriculum with THREE modules per title!

    GIFTING? Get a pair of super cute Bax tees-- "I Sailed with Ahab!" and "Love the Dickens out of Story Time!" by adding $25! (Colors and sizes confirmed prior to shipment.)

    **Melville and extras bundled and shipped for Holidays; Dickens ships early 2017.

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    Bax's Big Bookshelf

    Receive each Hard Cover Edition as they are released -- MOBY DICK, GREAT EXPECTATIONS and JANE EYRE -- complete with printable CURRICULUM, the Bax button, AND the 3-book Virtual Bax Library for your tablet!

    GIFTING? Choose from THREE Bax Classics T-shirt designs by adding $15. (Size and color confirmed prior to shipping.) Additional books just $20!

    **See Deliverables section for release dates. Curriculum and extras are bundled with first book and shipped for Holidays.

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    Educator Bundle!

    Teachers, get ALL THREE TITLES in both HARD COVER and digital editions, PLUS a media-enhanced curriculum that's tuned for classroom instruction!

    Curriculum integrates fully produced MP3's of "Melville," "Bronte" and "Dickens" reading their own descriptions alongside Bax as demo'd in our project video!

    As a BONUS, your first book will arrive in a whimsically illustrated Bax Classics BOOK BAG in your choice of THREE designs selectable prior to shipment!

    **See Deliverables section for release dates. Curriculum and extras are bundled with first book and shipped for Holidays.

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    Educator Bundle: Happy Class Edition!

    Love this one! Take the "Educator Bundle" with the media-enhanced curriculum above, then, allow us to dress you in a Baxilicious "Casual Friday" T-shirt in one of several FUN designs, including... I (heart) Big Girl Books... I (heart) Big Boy Books... We Love the Dickens out of Story Time... or My Classic Ate Your Comic Book!

    But WAIT! We'll also include a colorful assortment of Bax Classics BOOKMARKS and STICKER SHEETS, enough for a classroom of 30 wiggly readers!

    That's three books, enhanced curriculum, a book bag, swag for the students, and T-shirt for teacher -- all for the price of a cup of coffee and 66 pieces of toast!

    **See Deliverables section for release dates. Curriculum and extras are bundled with first book and shipped for Holidays.

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    Bax Classics Reading Club!

    Send kids on a unique literary adventure that begins in Nantucket and goes up to THREE CLASSICS deep!

    STARTER KIT includes:
    • Six hard covers of Book I (MOBY DICK)
    • Special Teacher's Guide
    • Enhanced Curricula with MP3's
    • Searchable PDF of Melville's original novel
    • Six Bax BOOK BAGS
    • Six ubercool "I sailed with Ahab" TEES
    • A 12x18 POSTER of Bax and his pals on the big adventure, with a place for your own CLUB NAME or SCHOOL NAME right in the design!

    To keep the group rolling, every child/parent gets a "$5 off" code for JANE EYRE and GREAT EXPECTATIONS redeemable from our website now in development.

    Kits are personalized and delivered to the SCHOOL, LIBRARY, or INSTITUTION of your choice!

    For a 10-child kit, add $150.

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    Paint Me Like the DICKENS! (Limit 4)

    The ULTIMATE GIFT! In addition to the Educator Bundle, our esteemed artist, Marco Bucci, will paint your child into Book II (Great Expectations) or Book III (Jane Eyre) before it goes to print! Your choice!

    Your child will be part of the Bax Classics series as long as it lives. Additionally, you'll receive a 12x18 ART PRINT of your child's scene for his or her wall!

    Unsure about the quality? Google Marco Bucci. THIS IS A TREASURE!

    *The PRINT will ship for the holidays, along with a fancy certificate for your book, "Coming soon to your mailbox!" See Deliverables Section for book release dates.

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    Classics for a CHANGE

    Backers, this Reward is very close to our hearts and gets us going with our longer-term vision...

    With your pledge -- and some help from our friends at BOOK 'EM NASHVILLE and READER TO READER-- we'll deliver 50 Bax Classics to temporary children's shelters, prisons, and rural schools in need of support.

    If you chair a small group or own a business, please consider helping us bring under-served kids and adults into the world of great literature (and deeper humanity) with this accessible and elevating book series.

    Benefactors may remain anonymous or be credited inside the book covers. We'll get your preferences on all matters including tax deduction when we confirm your order... and THANK YOU deeply!

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