Be part of our new adventure: Explore! Aotearoa By Kennett Brothers

Pledgeme projects
Project
 Embed

About Be part of our new adventure: Explore! Aotearoa

Project 2017-08-05 10:22:29 +1200

 

Explore! Aotearoa has surpassed our original goal! Thanks to everyone but let's keep going. The more we raise, the more books we can get out there to inspire the next generation of Kiwi explorers. Let's see if we can get to $6,000. 

 

Explore! Aotearoa is an inspirational children’s book that tells the stories of how New Zealand was explored, by pioneering adventurers.

Each intrepid explorer is revealed with vivid illustrations, historical photos and exciting narrative that explains why they discovered places no one had ever been before.

But we need your help!

We want to get the book out to as many young minds as possible!

We just need $3000 to help print the book.

 

About the project 

Explore! Aotearoa is a journey over the waters, across the land, up the mountains, below the earth and under the sea. The stories of five pioneering adventurers – Kupe, Thomas Brunner, Freda du Faur, Kieran McKay, and Kelly Tarlton – who have shaped the history of New Zealand and the way we see our landscapes.

The author Bronwen Wall is a contributor to the Ministry of Educations’ Junior Journal, School Journal and the Connected series. She has also edited and written several adventure books, including Harry Watson: the Mile Eater and the Tararua Adventure Guide. Bronwen’s dynamic narrative has made these wonderful New Zealand explorers approachable and exciting.

The award winning illustrator Kimberly Andrews has researched and painted all of the explorers, helping capture the excitement, and sometimes desperation, of their adventures. Kimberly was also the illustrator of Tuna and Hiriwa, a finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

We have also sourced many amazing historical watercolours and images from around the country to help us bring these pioneering men and women to life. 

 

Illustration rewards

 

From left to right – Sailing, mountaineering, and diving. Pick one by clicking on one of the three 'The Collector' pledge rewards to the right, or get all three with 'The Collector (I want it all)' reward.

  

About the publisher

The Kennett brothers (Jonathan, Paul, and Simon) have been actively involved in the New Zealand adventure scene since the 1980s, and started publishing outdoors guide books in 1991. We’re best known as mountain bike pioneers, but have also tramped, climbed and paddled extensively throughout Aotearoa.

Now, we are a small independent publisher, Kennett Brothers, based in the windy capital, Wellington, and we are dedicated to printing New Zealand books in New Zealand.

 

Where the funds go

Your generous donations will make it possible to help print the book, right here in New Zealand!

 

How it works

We want to see kiwi kids engaging with the exciting history of exploration in New Zealand, to get out there, follow in the footsteps of Aotearoa’s explorers and to forge their own paths!

 

Other ways you can help

Please share our story, help us spread the word and get this book out to as many young minds as possible. 

 

Everyone who donates to this campaign will be invited to attend our book launch at the end of the year. 

Please note everything is NZ shipping only.

Comments

The People Behind Be part of our new adventure: Explore! Aotearoa

Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50 Laura Peckyno Approved
Logo Kennett Brothers Project admin

Updates

    Get a closer look at our limited edition prints

    02:18PM Thu 24/08/17 on Be part of our new adventure: Explore! Aotearoa

    Check out these beautiful prints from Explore! Aotearoa

    Prints are available exclusively from our PledgeMe campaign. Just select one of the "Collector" rewards! 

    Comment on this update:

    UPDATE – Week One

    05:35PM Thu 17/08/17 on Be part of our new adventure: Explore! Aotearoa

    We want to send out a massive thank you to all the pledgers and sharers who have gotten us over our goal!

    But let's keep it going! The more we raise, the more books we can get out into young hands.

     

    This week we thought we'd update you on our amazing illustrated cover.

    Check out our unconventional blurb made up of quotes from each of our five amazing chapters. We want it to inspire our future readers to explore the book further.

    We'd like to send a big thank you to our illustrator, Kimberly Andrews, and our designer Luke Kelly, for helping us create this wonderful cover.

    We hope you find it just as engaging and fun as we do!

     

    Thanks for getting us this far. Our new goal is to get to $6000. You can help us get there.

    SHARE our page with everyone you know. Let's get everyone exploring.

    Comment on this update:

    NEW REWARDS

    01:43PM Fri 11/08/17 on Be part of our new adventure: Explore! Aotearoa

    You've asked, we've responded

     

    Due to requests from our supporters we've added four new rewards to our campaign.

    We've combined our Adventure Advocate and Collector rewards!

    NOW you can get a signed copy of the book with your name (or the name of someone special) on our thank you page AND one of our limited edition prints or ALL three of them!

     Illustrations

    Thanks for getting us this far. We're 2/3rds of the way there BUT let's keep it going.

    SHARE our page with everyone you know. Let's get everyone exploring.

    Comment on this update:

    Pledges

      Avatar square
      Lisa Bengtsson
      2017-09-07 19:59:07 +1200

      Lisa Bengtsson has pledged on 2 campaigns

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      Leisa McNaughton
      2017-09-07 07:58:38 +1200

      Leisa McNaughton has pledged on 1 campaign

      Avatar square
      Simon Bannister
      2017-09-07 07:56:25 +1200

      Simon Bannister has pledged on 1 campaign

      “Great idea!!! ”

      Avatar square
      Susan
      2017-09-07 05:16:20 +1200

      Susan has pledged on 4 campaigns

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      Rebecca Jamieson
      2017-09-06 20:37:06 +1200

      Rebecca Jamieson has pledged on 3 campaigns

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      John Willmer
      2017-09-06 19:41:06 +1200

      John Willmer has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “what a great initiative - i can't wait to read it with my girls”

      Avatar square
      Katrina Henderson
      2017-09-06 19:27:32 +1200

      Katrina Henderson has pledged on 3 campaigns

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      Oli Brooke-White
      2017-09-05 23:15:47 +1200

      Oli Brooke-White has pledged on 4 campaigns

      “Best of luck with this awesome project! Cheers, Oli”

      Logo
      Sheila Hart
      2017-09-05 23:05:30 +1200

      Sheila Hart has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “Can you sign the book to Bella please? Looking forward to seeing it in print!”

      Logo
      Sheila Hart
      2017-09-05 23:02:32 +1200

      Sheila Hart has pledged on 2 campaigns

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      Laurence Mote
      2017-09-04 09:34:03 +1200

      Laurence Mote has pledged on 2 campaigns

      Avatar square
      Luisa Acheson
      2017-09-02 12:27:24 +1200

      Luisa Acheson has pledged on 1 campaign

      Logo
      Christian Williams
      2017-09-01 21:45:52 +1200

      Christian Williams has pledged on 25 campaigns

      “A nice present for my god-son, tho may have to carefully read it first :)”

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      James Gardner
      2017-09-01 20:54:19 +1200

      James Gardner has pledged on 1 campaign

      Avatar square
      Raewyn
      2017-09-01 18:58:42 +1200

      Raewyn has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “ Sounds like a great adventure. ”

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      Carrie Buckmaster
      2017-09-01 17:42:14 +1200

      Carrie Buckmaster has pledged on 4 campaigns

      Avatar square
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-01 17:36:29 +1200

      This pledger has chosen to pledge anonymously

      Logo
      Claire Pascoe
      2017-09-01 17:28:03 +1200

      Claire Pascoe has pledged on 6 campaigns

      “Look forward to buying a few copies too!”

      Logo
      Carl Steward
      2017-08-30 13:56:56 +1200

      Carl Steward has pledged on 2 campaigns

      Avatar square
      Bron Thomson
      2017-08-30 11:31:51 +1200

      Bron Thomson has pledged on 4 campaigns

      Avatar square
      Amanda Wells
      2017-08-27 08:42:41 +1200

      Amanda Wells has pledged on 1 campaign

      “Awesome idea :) Thanks for all your work on Tour Aotearoa!”

      Avatar square
      Cameron Hoyle
      2017-08-24 15:13:13 +1200

      Cameron Hoyle has pledged on 1 campaign

      Avatar square
      nathan meikle
      2017-08-22 10:40:47 +1200

      nathan meikle has pledged on 2 campaigns

      Avatar square
      Robbie Fyfe
      2017-08-21 06:53:37 +1200

      Robbie Fyfe has pledged on 2 campaigns

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      Dan Kerr
      2017-08-17 22:52:19 +1200

      Dan Kerr has pledged on 1 campaign

      Avatar square
      alison gray
      2017-08-15 19:30:18 +1200

      alison gray has pledged on 3 campaigns

      “Well done Bronnie”

      Avatar square
      alison gray
      2017-08-15 19:27:43 +1200

      alison gray has pledged on 3 campaigns

      Avatar square
      Bryan Prestidge
      2017-08-15 18:29:56 +1200

      Bryan Prestidge has pledged on 2 campaigns

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      Jo McKenzie
      2017-08-15 13:48:43 +1200

      Jo McKenzie has pledged on 2 campaigns

      “Awesome. Can you come read it at our bedtime please??”

      Picture?type=square&width=50&height=50
      Fern Campbell
      2017-08-15 12:41:29 +1200

      Fern Campbell has pledged on 5 campaigns

      Followers of Be part of our new adventure: Explore! Aotearoa

      This project was successful and got its funding on 07/09/2017 at 10:00 PM.

      Rewards