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Martin Stelfox, Danielle Gravon, and Kelsey Dutton bring the adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle to life!
Martin Stelfox, Danielle Gravon, and Kelsey Dutton bring the adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle to life!
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The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle!

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The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle: From the Nest to the Sea is the first in a new trilogy of children's books written by Martin Stelfox, Founder & CEO of the Olive Ridley Project, and Danielle Gravon, global artist and activist. The book is lavishly illustrated -- with over 130 pages of vivid color! -- by Minneapolis-based animator and illustrator, Kelsey Dutton.     

The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle will follow Olive through her trials, her challenges, and her triumphs -- her entire life cycle. Grounded in the harsh and beautiful realities of sea turtle biology, this book both explores the scientific facts of sea turtle life and offers an action-packed story with an inspiring and incredibly determined hero. In this first book, Olive frees herself from her nest, only to discover a world filled with excitement, wonder, and danger . . . . So begins her amazing journey!       

 As the Founder & CEO of the U.K. non-profit Olive Ridley Project, Martin Stelfox is in the perfect position to share and educate young people about the various threats and opportunities faced by sea turtles all over the world. By the same token, Danielle Gravon's experience in the Indian Ocean and her skills as a storyteller make her an ideal partner to help energize the science with a dynamic narrative. When you add the incredibly talented Kelsey Dutton as illustrator, you have a creative team perfectly suited for this important and timely project. 

The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle: From the Nest to the Sea is a story about one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, a creature that every day faces ever-increasing risk. It's also a story about courage, determination, and perseverance. Filled with both accurate science and important life-lessons, The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle: From the Nest to the Sea is a perfect story for all ages, especially for those beginning readers who love nature, who love its creatures, and who love the planet Earth.

Upon publication, 100% of all profits will be donated to ecological initiatives: 75% will go to the Olive Ridley Project and other sea turtle non-profits; 25% will go to other small environmental NGOs.

Thank you for your support!  

Risks and challenges

The Adventures of Olive the Sea Turtle: From the Nest to the Sea is entirely finished; it's currently being illustrated, with this work being about 80% done. There are no risks. We will deliver our rewards on-time.

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    Cuddly Crab!

    Thank you! We're so grateful for your support! We can't offer rewards at this tier, but on behalf of sea turtles everywhere we can offer our heartfelt thanks!

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    Grateful Gull!

    Thank you! We're honored by your support! In addition to our thanks, you'll receive a first edition e-book (PDF) of THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVE THE SEA TURTLE: FROM THE NEST TO THE SEA!

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    Jubilant Jellyfish!

    Thank you! We're so grateful for your support and generosity! In addition to the rewards listed in Tiers #1 and #2, you'll receive a special, first-edition paperback copy of THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVE THE SEA TURTLE: FROM THE NEST TO THE SEA!

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    Tickled Turtle!!

    Thank you!! Your faith in this project means the world! In addition to ALL rewards listed in Tiers #1-3, you'll receive a limited edition poster of "Olive Arrives!" the cover art for THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVE THE SEA TURTLE: FROM THE NEST TO THE SEA by Kelsey Dutton. The poster is ca. 28x18". It will be printed on acid-free paper, signed by the creative team, then shipped to your door.

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    BIG TUNA!!!

    Thank you!!! We're unbelievably flattered by your support and generosity! In addition to ALL rewards listed in Tiers #1-3, you'll receive an additional five (5) first edition copies of the book and a limited edition, framed print of "Olive Arrives!" the cover art for THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVE THE SEA TURTLE: FROM THE NEST TO THE SEA by Kelsey Dutton. The poster is ca. 28x18"; framed it's ca. 35x25". The print will be mounted on photographic-grade, acid-free paper, signed and dated by by the creative team, framed in sea-blue aluminum, then shipped to your door.

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    CHAMPION OF THE EARTH!!!

    This reward tier is reserved for our corporate friends, our institutional partners, and true sea turtle fanatics! As a Champion, you will receive twenty five (25) special, first-edition copies of THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVE THE SEA TURTLE and five (5) 28x18" promotional posters of "Olive Arrives!" -- the cover art of the book, marked with your institutional logo. You will also receive a limited edition print of the book's cover art, framed in sea-blue aluminum. Additionally, ALL published books will be emblazoned with your institutional logo in the book's "front matter" and on the book's back cover, proudly signifying your position as a sponsor of this important ecological publication. Your brand and logo will also be displayed in ALL the book's publicity, in ALL social media posts, as well ALL global marketing campaigns, upon launch.

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