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An important children's book about self-discovery, self-love, and self-actualization—the 
application of those universal principles
An important children's book about self-discovery, self-love, and self-actualization—the application of those universal principles
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    Loyal Mohune (Isabella's BFF)

    Like Isabella’s furry, four-legged best friend, Mohune, who faithfully waited for her while she journeyed along the path of self-discovery—you pledge to stand by us until the end, watch our journey unfold & cheer us on. You will always do whatever you are able to do, within your means, and maybe that means you will share our journey with your friends and family on social media. We thank you for stopping by and taking the time to find out more about us. We are thrilled to have you, as our new and loyal friend! Please be sure to leave your name and email on our www.isabellasgate.com website to receive updates about our journey, as well as special promotional offers and secret treats! And if you share our Kickstarter campaign journey, send us the link and we will give you a shout out on social media! Because of your loyal support, your name will appear on our “Seeds of Support” website page. Thank you!

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    Digital Edition

    Responsive digital version with linked chapters; links to the glossary words; proper display on all devices.

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    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Softbound Edition

    Softbound copy of the book; over 100 pages; printed on high-quality 60lb paper; colorful illustrations & drawings.
    (Additional domestic shipping cost 5.00—international shipping costs vary) Thank you!

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    • Beautiful Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Hardcover Edition

    Special collectible first-edition, case-bound hardcover copy of "Isabela's Gate."
    This book is beautifully made with 70lb paper, vellum fly sheets, a silk ribbon bookmark, and a gold foil debossed cover with a dust jacket. (Additional domestic shipping cost 5.00—international shipping costs vary) Thank you!

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    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Isabella Trio—Hard, Soft, Digital

    Thank you for joining us in backing "Isabella's Gate," before it's too late! We truly appreciate your belief in this project and the financial support you are offering us, at this reward level, which will bring "Isabella's Gate" to life in the form of a printed book. You will receive a signed, collectible first-edition, casebound hardcover book—this book is beautifully made with 70lb paper, vellum fly sheets, gold foil embossed cover and a ribbon bookmark; a lovely, full-color softbound copy; the digital edition. (Additional domestic shipping cost 5.00—international shipping costs vary). Thank you!

    Includes:
    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Beautiful Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Isabella Trio PLUS—Hard, Soft, Digital…

    Thank you for joining us in backing "Isabella's Gate," before it's too late! We truly appreciate your belief in this project and the financial support you are offering us, at this reward level, which will bring "Isabella's Gate" to life in the form of a printed book. You will receive a signed, collectible first-edition, casebound hardcover book—this book is beautifully made with 70lb paper, vellum fly sheets, gold foil embossed cover and a ribbon bookmark; a lovely, full-color softbound copy; the digital edition; AND an exclusive QR Code that gives you access to a special video reading by me. (Additional domestic shipping cost 5.00—international shipping costs vary). Thank you!

    Includes:
    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Beautiful Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • QR Code to Access a Special Video Reading by Me
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    "Memory Garden"

    You have lost a cherished loved one…a child or someone who was near and dear to a child…a parent or someone who mentored children and was passionate about books, poetry, and literacy…a teacher, a coach, a spiritual mentor. You know who you're thinking of at this moment. We are deeply sorry for your loss. We understand the importance of keeping a loved one’s memory eternal. By choosing this rewards tier you will receive a hardcover edition, signed in memory of your loved one, and a digital edition. We will send four softbound copies of “Isabella’s Gate” to the (USA) children’s hospital of your choice. The books will be specially stamped with a short, personalized message in memory of your loved one. You will also receive an 8x10 color illustration of the cover page with a special verse (unframed); your loved one’s name will be included on our website's "in memoriam" section, "Forever in Bloom." (Additional international shipping costs vary). Thank you!

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    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate" to Share or Donate
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • 8x10 Color Print of Cover Illustration & Special Verse
    • Loved One's Name on "Forever in Bloom" Page 1st Edition Hardcover
    • Loved One's Name in Memoriam on our "Forever in Bloom" Webpage
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Patron Level "Friends of Isabella"

    You're a friend along our path. Like the forest fairies helped prepare Isabella’s path by making it more accessible—your goal is to make this book more accessible to all of Isabella’s friends who are waiting to read it! You believe in Isabella’s journey and your dream is for all children to gain access to enchanting and inspiring books like “Isabella’s Gate.” You understand that this book will not only delight children's eyes and ears with its lovely rhyming verses, but its message will speak to their hearts and teach them to see themselves and others with the eyes of their hearts. This book will also open a gate to a world of words—words that used to sparkle and delight but are now sadly fading away like dying stars. For these reasons, you want to support the future of literature and poetry in the minds and hearts of our children. We thank you with the rewards listed. *Books sent to low-income schools are limited to three locations.

    Includes:
    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Ten Softbound Books Donated to Low Income School Libraries USA*
    • Limited Edition 8x10 Color Print of an Illustration & Verse
    • Your Name on the Backer Page of the First Edition Hardcover Book
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    "Fairy Garden Tea with Isabella & Me"

    I begin by giving you a warm welcome and a BIG thank you for selecting this very exclusive and extremely supportive rewards tier. Your enormous belief in our book—as well as your monetary generosity with helping us to reach our goal—is greatly and gratefully appreciated. Your leap of faith has propelled us that much closer to achieving our goal and attaining our dream of being a published book to be read by children and adults for many years to come. “Isabella’s Gate” will not let you down! We have put a lot of love, sweat and years into this book and we are READY to roll out our pages and inspire our readers. We have many, lovely gifts for you—to show our appreciation. Tea with me in my fairy garden, in Aug., will delight the child in your heart. You will leave with a hand-painted teacup, select organic herbal teas, and seeds from my garden to yours. But long before the longest day of summer—you will receive the other wonderful and exclusive rewards listed below.

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    • Garden Tea with "Isabella's Gate" and Me
    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Beautiful Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Charming Hand Painted Tea Cup and Saucer with Select Herbal Teas
    • Set of Ten Handmade Notecards w/ Drawings & Quotes from the Book
    • Custom Wax Seal Stamp
    • Assortment of Seeds from Our Garden to Yours
    • Your Name on the Backer Page of the First Edition Hardcover Book
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Pledge US$ 1,999 or more About US$ 1,999

    Original "Art From The Heart"

    This reward is exclusive and especially CLOSE to my heART. Backing at this level starts at 1,999—because 1999 was the year I began on the path of writing “Isabella’s Gate.” This reward tier is all about the very special “living” illustrations that mean the world to me! Select one of eight of the original illustrations to be signed and custom framed for you. The illustrations are drawn in marker and are approx. 9”x 6" (*scroll down for details). In addition to a framed ORIGINAL illustration, you'll receive two personalized, signed hardcover and softbound copies, the digital edition, a limited-edition 3 poster set: Margaret’s Alchemy, Isabella’s Gate, The Four Paths; a personalized bookplate; a handwritten thank you from me; your name on the first-edition "backer page" and our website page. Your support means so much to me. I know that you will love these reward gifts as much as I do. Thank YOU!

    Includes:
    • One ORIGINAL Illustration from "Isabella's Gate”— FRAMED
    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Beautiful Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • "EX LIBRIS" (From the Library of…) Garden Themed Bookplate
    • Limited Edition 3 (11x17) Poster Set of Selected Illustrations
    • Personalized Handwritten Thank You Letter from me
    • Your Name on the Backer Page of the First Edition Hardcover Book
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    "Always Dream Big!"

    I'll never stop dreaming BIG or reaching HIGH. I'll never stop honing my craft and sharing the talents God entrusted me with—until it's time to leave this world for the next. UNTIL THEN…

    Your most special and exclusive reward is a Children's Book written by me especially for you, about you or a loved one. I will work with you to develop a storyline and then I will write a personalized children's book for you. You will receive a bound and signed original manuscript (as well as the digital version).

    Your rewards are listed below.

    Thank you, THANK you, thank YOU,
    THANK YOU!

    Includes:
    • Children's Book Written for YOU, About You or a Loved One
    • One ORIGINAL Illustration from "Isabella's Gate”— FRAMED
    • Garden Tea with "Isabella's Gate" and Me
    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Beautiful Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Personalized Handwritten Thank You Letter from me
    • QR Code to Access a Special Video Reading by Me
    • Set of Ten Handmade Notecards w/ Drawings & Quotes from the Book
    • Limited Edition 3 (11x17) Poster Set of Selected Illustrations
    • Limited Edition 8x10 Color Print of an Illustration & Verse
    • Limited Edition Signed "Isabella's Gate" Bookmark
    • Charming Hand Painted Tea Cup and Saucer with Select Herbal Teas
    • Set of 8 Magical Postcards of Selected Illustrations & Drawings
    • "EX LIBRIS" (From the Library of…) Garden Themed Bookplate
    • Assortment of Seeds from Our Garden to Yours
    • Custom Wax Seal Stamp
    • Your Name on the Backer Page of the First Edition Hardcover Book
    • Loved One's Name on "Forever in Bloom" Page 1st Edition Hardcover
    • Loved One's Name in Memoriam on our "Forever in Bloom" Webpage
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Softbound PLUS "The Sunflower Mate"

    LIMITED! You believe in us enough to back us, even though you may not know us very well—yet! You are a dreamer and you also have dreams of your own—like Margaret's "sunflower mate" who dreamed of growing eighteen-feet tall—and you are inspired to help us reach our dreamed-of heights. By helping another, like us, you are also helping yourself—because what you sow, you reap! And because you are generously sowing seeds of good faith, you will soon find your harvest of dreams has become abundantly rich by ten-fold! BUT, just like sunflowers grow in a limited season (here in Michigan, anyway!) this is a limited reward. Only 300 "Sunflower Mates" available! You will receive a beautiful, softbound edition of the book; the digital edition; a set of 8 postcards of selected magical drawings and illustrations; and your name will be listed as a backer on our "Seeds of Support" website page. (Additional domestic shipping cost 5.00) Thank you!

    Includes:
    • Beautiful Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Set of 8 Magical Postcards of Selected Illustrations & Drawings
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Hardcover PLUS "The Watering Can"

    HURRY! Only 300 waterings are available! You SEE what we are doing in the garden and you want to help us water the seeds of inspiration into the flowers of fruition. You have a beautiful vision beyond the physical and you have the special ability to see the seedlings of self-love and self-actualization sprouting from beneath the garden rocks. You are here to pick that watering can up and nurture the garden with love and support. Because you are showing us so much love, we wish to show it right back at you! You will receive a signed, collectible first-edition, casebound hardcover book—this book is beautifully made with 70lb paper, vellum fly sheets, gold foil embossed cover and a ribbon bookmark; the digital version; a set of 8 postcards of selected magical drawings and illustrations; and your name will be listed as a backer on our "Seeds of Support" web page. (Additional domestic shipping cost 5.00) Thank you!

    Includes:
    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Set of 8 Magical Postcards of Selected Illustrations & Drawings
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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    Reward no longer available 19 backers
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    ALL BOOKS "Early Bird Gets the Bookworm"

    You are all about BOOKS! You LOVE the written word. You LOVE to read and share a good book with your family and friends. Maybe you read in the early hours of the morning or the wee hours of the night. Whichever it is—YOU’RE AN EARLY BIRD and BOOK LOVER! “Isabella’s Gate” created this reward just for YOU! Thank you for your love and support! For you, we have books and everything about books! You will receive a PERSONALIZED signed, collectible first-edition, casebound hardcover book—this book is beautifully made with 70lb paper, vellum fly sheets, gold foil embossed cover and a ribbon bookmark; a softbound copy; the digital edition; an "EX LIBRIS" garden-themed bookplate; a limited edition signed "Isabella's Gate" bookmark; AND an exclusive QR Code that gives you access to a special video reading by me. This offer is very limited, but you are quick! I know you will get this bookworm fast! (Additional domestic shipping cost 5.00—international shipping costs vary). Thank you!

    Includes:
    • Signed, First Edition, Casebound, Hardcover Copy of Book
    • Beautiful Softbound Color Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • Digital Edition of "Isabella's Gate"
    • QR Code to Access a Special Video Reading by Me
    • "EX LIBRIS" (From the Library of…) Garden Themed Bookplate
    • Limited Edition Signed "Isabella's Gate" Bookmark
    • Your Name Will Appear on our “Seeds of Support” Website Page
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