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A children's book by Chris Burkard about finding joy in the journey and enjoying the great outdoors.
A children's book by Chris Burkard about finding joy in the journey and enjoying the great outdoors.
A children's book by Chris Burkard about finding joy in the journey and enjoying the great outdoors.
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The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth - a Children's Book

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The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth is a tale about a young boy who asks the Earth where he can find happiness. The Earth responds and sends the boy on a journey to some of the landscapes that make the Earth most proud. In the end, the boy learns that happiness is harder to find than he expected.

This children’s book is written by surf and adventure photographer Chris Burkard, and illustrated by Disney Interactive artist David McClellan.

Dreamling Books is a children’s publishing company with the mission to inspire readers to follow their dreams and get out there and explore.

Help us get this book in the hands of children, parents, adventurers and explorers everywhere. We can’t make this book a reality without your help.

  
  
Dreamling Books isn't just a publishing company, but also a community of writers, illustrators, readers, and dreamers sharing inspirational stories. We believe that stories are the most powerful way for all of us to share the lessons that matter most. We believe that we all have a story to tell, and we invite you to share yours. Learn more...

 

We can’t make this book a reality without your help. We decided to launch this book on Kickstarter because right now it’s the only way for us to get the book into your hands. We are huge on collaboration and couldn’t be more excited to involve you in the project. Hopefully this book will inspire you and all the young people in your life to find joy in the journey.

Thank you!

- Chris, Dave, and the Dreamling Books team.

Chris Burkard: @chrisburkard

David McClellan: @mcclellan_art

Dreamling Books: www.dreamlingbooks.com

Risks and challenges

The book is still in the oven, but about 99% completed! Our number one priority is getting this book to you as soon as we can. We are currently finalizing a few design tweaks with the book, but we’ve already started the proofing process. This way we can deliver the files to the printer as soon as the campaign finishes. So barring any sort of unfortunate printer meltdown or world-wide ink shortage, we anticipate getting the book in your hands by July.

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    The BURKARD PHOTO Package

    You'll get one copy of The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth

    PLUS your choice of one 11x14 Chris Burkard photo print

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