Eeny Meeny Miney Mo: Tales for Tired Tykes

By The Patchwork Raven

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Eeny Meeny Miney Mo: Tales For Tired Tykes

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The Book

Eeny Meeny Miney Mo: Tales for Tired Tykes is a book of bedtime stories for children. There are 29 stories, all suitable for pretty much any small human who still enjoys having bedtime stories read to them. They have been sourced from a wide variety of writers from across the globe and pulled together by amazing illustrations by the talented Jon Stubbington. Edited by the Patchwork Raven's own Jax Goss (who has a Masters in Children's Literature), and designed by our marvellous Will Thompson, the book is an amazing collection of tales guaranteed to enthral little people and the big people who must read to them. ;) 

Tired Tykes Book Cover

Our vision creating this book was to make sure the stories were drawn from across the world and showed a wide range of lives and characters. We have realistic tales, fantasy tales, stories about humans and stories about animals. The book will be large - A4 sized - and printed in full glorious colour. A perfect addition to any child's bookshelf. 

Octavio

 

Jax, the editor, is a kiddie-lit expert and has gotten great joy out of creating a quality book, full of amazing, diverse tales, and absolutely beautiful illustrations. We're very proud of this book, and hope you will love every minute you spend with it. 

 Little Purple GIraffe

The Money

The money we raise will go towards covering our payments to the writers and the illustrator, as well as covering our printing and shipping costs. Anything extra will be ploughed straight back into the Raven to help us continue to make and fund more wonderful books. 

 The Publishers

We are The Patchwork Raven. We're a small Wellington and Hamilton based independent publishing company. We have released one book so far (Twelve Days), which we successfully crowdfunded, and which was a great success. Our aim is to keep releasing quality books as often as we can. 

 

We are: 

  •  Jax Goss (maverick publisher, editor, and tale-spinner)
  •  Will Thompson (designer and drummer)

 

The Rewards

As you may have come to expect from the Raven, we will start out with a few basic rewards, and release more as we go. There will be secret artwork rewards that become available as we hit each $150 increment. And no doubt there will be some silly ones that come up as we go along too. Because that's how we roll. Hop aboard! Let's get this going. 

 

 The Art

At every $150 increment, we will release a limited edition art print for one of the stories in the book, along with some info about the story that it illustrates. See our updates section for more information on each story as we release it. 

 

The Elusive Mountain - J. Lee Strickland

The Elusive Mountain

 

The Vegetable Patch - Christine Hillingdon

The Vegetable Patch

 

Rosa and her Rose-coloured Glasses - Lisa Reily

Rosa and her rose coloured glasses

 

Adventure in Spring - Teodora Taseva

 

Octavio: A Spider's Story - Carolyn Agee

Octavio

 

The Third Half - Gustavo Bondoni

The Third Half

 

Tanner's Kitten - Wendy Wiseman Fisher

Tanner's Kitten

 

Lida's Rainbow - Ariel Stone

 

The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree - Edward Ahern

The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree

 

The Tale of the Little Purple Giraffe

 

Lady Ogress and the Oglets

Lady Ogress and the Oglets

 

Clues on the Corner - Christine Collier

Clues on the Corner 

 

When Rivers Run Up - Salena Casha

When Rivers Run Up

 

Leif, the Story Hunter - Jennifer Shelby

Leif, the Story Hunter

 

Hector and the Moon Cat - Daisy White

 

The Princess and the Dragon - Wondra Vanian

 

The Undertaker's Underpants - Ken MacGregor

 

Pancakes - Darlene P. Campos

 

The First Music - Joel A. Nichols

 

The Post Pixie - Phillippa Rae

 

The Other Monster - Anne E. Johnson

 

The View - Jonathan Ochoco

 

Elizabeth and the Lightning Sprite

 

Minnie at the Marketplace - Maroula Blades

 

Travels with Kevin - Joel Reeves

 

Sir Blodry, Adventurous, Or, A Good Knight’s Work, Or, A Hero’s Work Is Never Done - DJ Tyrer

 

Bear Necessities - Hunter Liguore

 

Peaches - James D. Fischer

 

Tree Rings - Adam S. Getty

 

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Updates 31

Tree Rings

10/05/2018 at 1:46 PM

Well, we had a Big Damn Hero, so I'm revealing the last four pieces. This is number 29. Here's some info on the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Tree Rings" is about time travel and memory.  

Born in the American Pacific Northwest and relocated to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Adam spends his free time writing nostalgia-charged speculative short-fiction and saving the world one internet argument at a time.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

Peaches

10/05/2018 at 1:41 PM

Well, we had a Big Damn Hero, so I'm revealing the last four pieces. This is number 28. Here's some info on the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Peaches" is about banding together to overcome a bully, the power of sharing and some very impressive cookies. 

James D. Fischer (AKA Jim) is retired in the southeast corner of Kansas (in Independence, the town the young William Inge called home). He recently realized that, in his employed years, every coin he ever earned was for manipulating language (radio broadcasting, community college teaching). He has a considerable love of continuing to manipulate language, in the writing of short fictions and short plays and short poems. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Bear Necessities

10/05/2018 at 1:38 PM

Well, we had a Big Damn Hero, so I'm revealing the last four pieces. This is number 27. Here's some info on the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Bear Necessities" is the story of a teddy bear making a mistake and trying to fix it. 

Hunter Liguore is an American writer with degrees in history and writing. A three-time Pushcart-Prize nominee (including 2017), her work has appeared in over a hundred publications, internationally. Her teen, eco-fiction novel, Silent Winter, is forthcoming from Harvard Square Editions. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Sir Blodry, Adventurous Or, A Good Knight’s Work Or, A Hero’s Work Is Never Done

10/05/2018 at 1:34 PM

Well, we had a Big Damn Hero, so I'm revealing the last four pieces. This is number 26. Here's some info on the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Sir Blodry" is a tale of a gallant (well, not that gallant) knight and his adventurous dragon slaying. Um. Sort of. You'll see what I mean. ;) 

DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing, was short-listed for the 2015 Carillon ‘Let’s Be Absurd’ Fiction Competition, and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines around the world.

 

 

 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

We did it!!

10/05/2018 at 7:49 AM

We have a Big Damn Hero!!!
 
Thanks so much to Ruth Craft for pushing us over!! We have made it, and this book is going to exist!!
 
<3 <3
 
Thanks to every single person who has pledged. the campaign runs for another 36 hours or so, so you still have time to get the book or some one of a kind art!
 
I'll be posting the last four pieces of art when I get home from work today. And then it's plain sailing to the finish line. ;)
 
Thank you thank you to everyone who has supported us. I love you guys. <3

 

 

Travels with Kevin

10/05/2018 at 5:35 AM

Back to art! Here's reveal number 25! 4 to go!! 

So, here's the art for the 25rd story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Travels with Kevin" is a story of childhood friendship, and the way children see the world just a bit differently to grownups.  

Joel Reeves lives in Michigan with his family and their cat, Penguin. He is a retired English teacher who enjoys playing tabletop fantasy role playing games with family and friends. His rollicking fantasy Quillogy, Of Quills and Kings, Walpole Unbound, and Dreams, Schemes and Spiny Machines, was recently published by Double Dragon Press.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Last night's little drama

10/05/2018 at 5:19 AM

Hi all!

Just a pause in the stream of art reveals to let you know about what happened last night. Pledgeme went down during our last 24 hours, because they had a big release that broke the site. 

I started getting messages from people saying they were trying to pledge and couldn't, so I tweeted Pledgeme about it. Within a few minutes, I had an email from them apologising and saying we could extend the campaign. They handled it like pros and totally justified my decision to stick to our Kiwi crowdfunders instead of using the bigger better known international ones. That's how you customer service, kids! 

So, the outcome of all that is that instead of ending today at midday, we have an extra day and a bit! The campaign will now end tomorrow evening at 9pm NZ time. 

Let's make the most of this! Please make sure you spread the word far and wide. Tell anyone and everyone about the book. Let's hit that target and make this extra time count! 

Pledge and share! 

And thank you so very. very much to everyone who has come out to support us so far. You are all amazing human beings. We love you. 

 

 

Minnie at the Marketplace

09/05/2018 at 6:31 PM

We're up to our 24th story! 5 to go! with only 18 hours on the clock!

So, here's the art for the 23rd story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Minnie at the Marketplace" is about delicious food and the joys of living in a diverse and multicultural place. Because who doesn't love those things? 

Maroula Blades is an Afro-British poet/writer living in Berlin. The winner of The Caribbean Writer 2014 Flash Fiction Competition and Erbacce Prize 2012, her first poetry collection Blood Orange is published by Erbacce-press. Maroula’s poetry/music programme has been presented on several stages in Germany. Her debut EP-album ‘Word Pulse’ is released by Havavision Records (UK).

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Elizabeth and the Lightning Sprite

09/05/2018 at 5:39 AM

We passed 3450! So, here's the art for the 23rd story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Elizabeth and the Lightning Sprite" is about storms and magic and how they meet.  

 

Trish Rissen has been writing stories for children for a number of years. She has a son and a daughter and two granddaughters besides three step grandchildren. She lives in Lakenheath which is a village in England.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

 

The View

08/05/2018 at 6:15 AM

And there's 22! Here's some info about the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"The View" is about the magic of parental love and the joy of travel. And, you know, magical treehouses. ;) 

Jonathan Ochoco grew up in Houston, Texas but has called San Francisco home for nearly 20 years. He is a lawyer by training and works as a compliance officer for a global investment management firm. He only recently started writing again and is hoping to eventually finish a novel. His stories have been published in Fiction War magazine and Gathering Storm magazine and will be included in the upcoming Darkhouse Books Descansos anthology. He is an avid curler (the ice sport) and plays in a league in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

The Other Monster

08/05/2018 at 5:22 AM

We have hit the twenty-first art reveal! This is my personal favourite illustration in the whole book. It's frikkin' adorable. Here it is, and some info about the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"The Other Monster" is all about what is actually monstrous and the power of friendship.  

Anne E. Johnson is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her published SF and fantasy novels include Space Surfers (YA science fiction) and the Webrid Chronicles. Her middle-grade historical novels are Trouble at the Scriptorium and Franni and the Duke. Nearly 100 of her short stories have been published in magazines, webzines, and anthologies. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

The Post Pixie

07/05/2018 at 3:46 PM

We have hit the twentieth art reveal! After this, there are only nine to go. Will you get to see them all? That remains to be seen! Here it is, and some info about the nineteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"The Post Pixie" is a tale of what happens when the pixie who brings the post is a bit distracted. ;) 

Philippa Rae has always worked with children. She used to write during her lunch times at primary school. But then didn’t take it up again till much later on. In the last couple of years she has been developing some new work and experimenting in different genres, including writing a full length play for children.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

The First Music

07/05/2018 at 5:22 AM

We've hit $2850!!! So, here's another art reveal and some info about the nineteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"The FIrst Music" is an original folktale about where music came from. 

Joel A. Nichols is a librarian and writer in Philadelphia. He is the author of Out of this World Library Programs: Using Speculative Fiction to Promote Reading and Launch Learning (Libraries Unlimited, 2017), and many short stories in small markets. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

Pancakes

06/05/2018 at 12:32 PM

We've hit $2700!!! So, here's another art reveal and some info about the eighteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Pancakes" is about being competitive and delicious pancakes. ;) 

Darlene P. Campos is an MFA graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso. Her first novel, Behind Mount Rushmore, debuted with Vital Narrative Press in May 2017. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in several journals. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Pancakes

The Undertaker's Underpants

05/05/2018 at 10:11 AM

We've hit $2550!!! So, here's another art reveal and some info about the seventeenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"The Undertaker's Underpants" is a tale about being silly and why it is important. You gotta have a sense of humour, man! Also, you know, underpants. Always a winner. ;)  

Ken has been writing professionally for about six years. When not writing, Ken drives the bookmobile for his local library. He lives with his family and three cats, one of whom is dead but we don’t hold that against her.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

The Princess and the Dragon

04/05/2018 at 1:33 PM

I went to work, and when I came back, we had enough new pledges for TWO MORE reveals! Here's the second, for the sixteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"The Princess and the Dragon" is a tale about an unlikely friendship and the power of being true to yourself. 

Wondra Vanian is an American national who moved to Wales, in the United Kingdom, to marry the love of her life and raise an army of four-legged furbabies. She left her job working for The Man in 2014, after earning a BA in English Language and Literature, and is currently focusing on chasing dreams.

 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

The Princess and the Dragon

Hector and the Moon Cat

04/05/2018 at 1:30 PM

I went to work, and when I came back, we had enough new pledges for TWO MORE reveals! Here's the first, for the fifteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Hector and the Moon Cat" is a magical tale about a boy and a mysterious cat.  

Daisy White is an award-winning author, entrepreneur and mum. She writes YA Thrillers and Adult Crime. ‘Hector and the Moon Cat’ is her first published story for younger children. She lives on the South Coast UK with her family and an ever-increasing animal zoo! 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) (And one of my personal favourites, though still not my top pick. ;) )

Hector and the moon cat

Leif the Story Hunter

04/05/2018 at 5:27 AM

And here's the second of my two first thing morning reveals, for the fourteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Leif the Story Hunter" is pretty much what it says on the box. A story about a story hunter. WHat's a story hunter? Read it and find out. ;)  

Jennifer Shelby spends her days hunting for stories along woodland paths, though she has also been known to fish for them in shadowy forest pools. Her story hunting headquarters are based out of http://jennifershelby.ca and she may or may not have a pet sentence tucked into her pocket at any time. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

Leif the story hunter

When Rivers Run Up

04/05/2018 at 5:23 AM

I woke up this morning to the exciting discovery that I needed to post not one but TWO more art reveals. Here is the first, for the thirteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"When Rivers Run Up" is an original folktale. Of gods and kindness and the beginning times.  

Salena Casha’s work has appeared in over fifty publications. Her fiction has been included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions and has been nominated for a pushcart prize. Her first three picture books are housed under the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing umbrella. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

When Rivers Run Up

Clues on the Corner - Christine Collier

03/05/2018 at 1:50 PM

And now we've hit $1800!!! So, here's another art reveal and some info about the twelfth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Clues On the Corner" is a tale about a puppy! Also community. And detective work. 

Christine Collier is a writer from upstate New York, the mother of three and grandmother to nine. She is the author of many cozy mysteries and children’s books. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Clues on the Corner

Lady Ogress and the Oglets

03/05/2018 at 1:47 PM

We hit the $1650 mark!!! So, yet another art reveal and some info about the eleventh story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"Lady Ogress and the Oglets" is a story about an ogress who does what she must to protect her baby. It's a tale about acceptance and love. <3 

 

Lyn Godfrey is a freelance writer of speculative fiction. She is also a small-town, American southwestern, book-hoarding, animal-loving kind of girl. She writes in most genres (including science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, YA) and is a self-described Geek of All Trades. If it’s nerdy, she loves it. Lyn is often distracted by reading or looking for shiny things, like spaceships and robots.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Lady Ogress and the Oglets

The Tale of the Little Purple Giraffe

30/04/2018 at 5:24 AM

We hit the $1500 mark!!! So, yet another art reveal (although some of you may have seen this one already) and some info about the tenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

"The Tale of the Little Purple GIraffe." What happens when you are a little giraffe and you wake up one day and you're totally purple?! Find out in this tale.  

Christopher Walker is a writer and English teacher living in the south of Poland. His work has appeared in several literary journals and anthologies, and his book for children, "The Man in the Mango Tree", has been well-received by readers around the world.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Little Purple Giraffe

The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree

26/04/2018 at 5:20 AM

We crossed $1350!!! So, yet another art reveal and some info about the ninth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly! (This is one of my favourites, personally.) 

"The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree" is a story about a terrible troll and a very brave boy. 

Edward Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after almost fifty years they are both out of warranty. Ed’s had a hundred and sixty stories and poems published so far, and three books. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree

Lida's Rainbow

24/04/2018 at 7:07 PM

We crossed $1200!!! So, yet another art reveal and some info about the eighth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!

Lida's Rainbow is a tale about the power of goodness and belief. And colours, of course. ;)

B. L. Draper and E. M. Eastick write together as Ariel Stone. Regardless of geography – one author writing from Australia and the other from the United States – the life-long friends have so far written a YA fantasy novel together and published a number of jointly-written short stories. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

Lida's Rainbow

Tanner's Kitten - Wendy Wiseman Fisher

18/04/2018 at 5:59 PM

WE GOT TO $1050!!! So, yet another art reveal and some info about the seventh story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!

Tanner's Kitten. A boy finds a kitten. He knows his parents may not believe he can take care of it. So he does what he must. CHORES! 

Wendy Fisher spent her childhood in the rural hills of California among the rattlesnakes and bullfrogs. Now grown, she is awed at the convenience of living in suburbia. She works as a church musician and enjoys gardening.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Tanner's Kitten

The Third Half - Gustavo Bondoni

18/04/2018 at 1:53 PM

We're just shy of $1000, so time for another art reveal and some info about the sixth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!

The Third Half: Rugby, Argentina, sportsmanship. What's not to love?

Gustavo Bondoni is an Argentine novelist and short story writer who writes primarily in English. He has nearly two hundred short stories published in fourteen countries, translated into seven languages. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

The Third Half

Octavio: A Spider's Story

17/04/2018 at 7:35 AM

We sailed past $750 straight to $800, so here's some art and info about the fifth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!

Octavio: A Spider's Story is a marvellous tale about a scared spider and learning to be brave. 

Carolyn Agee is an actress and author whose work is inspired by teaching English overseas and a passion for performing Shakespeare. When she isn’t suffering from existential depression, she enjoys petrichor, walking down unknown forest trails and intimate gatherings of kindred spirits.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

Octavio

Adventure in Spring - Teodora Taseva

16/04/2018 at 2:22 PM

We've reached $601 (because our friends are trolls. ;) ), so I can tell you about the fourth story in our book, and the person behind it. And show you the fourth of 29 beautiful pictures of which you can own LIMITED EDITIONS!

Adventure in Spring is a delightful tale about a bear, a bean and a bee and the rewards of kindness. 

Teodora Taseva was born in Bulgaria, a small East-European country with beautiful mountains, historical villages and a large sea coast. She has a travel website with stories in Bulgarian about her excursions, soon to be translated into English. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

Adventure in Spring

Rosa and her Rose-Coloured Glasses

10/04/2018 at 6:32 PM

We've passed $450, so I can tell you about the third story in our book, and the person behind it. And show you the third of 29 beautiful pictures of which you can own LIMITED EDITIONS!

Rosa and her Rose-Coloured Glasses is a tale about what happens when bitter people try to remove the optimism from happy people.

Lisa Reily is a former literacy consultant, dance director and teacher from Australia. 

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

Rosa and her Rose-Tinted Glasses

The Vegetable Patch

10/04/2018 at 5:20 AM

We've passed $300, so I can tell you about the second story in our book, and the person behind it. And show you the second of 29 beautiful pictures of which you can own LIMITED EDITIONS!

The Vegetable Patch is a story about a suburb where everyone must provide their allotment of vegetables. It's a tale of compassion, community and fairness.

Christine Hillingdon is an English-born psychiatric nurse and writer now living in South Australia.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

The Vegetable Patch

The Elusive Mountain by J. Lee Strickland

09/04/2018 at 3:57 PM

We have reached our first $150 increment, which means I can tell you a bit about the first story in our book, and the person behind it. Oh, and show you the first of 29 beautiful pictures of which you can own LIMITED EDITIONS!

The Elusive Mountain is a tale about a student who goes to a master in search of truth and is given a quest to help him find it. 

J. Lee Strickland is a freelance writer living in upstate New York. He is a member of the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and served as a judge for the 2015 and 2016 South Million Writers Awards.

This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

 

The Elusive Mountain

 

 

 

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    The Book

    Eeny Meeny Miney Mo: Tales for Tired Tykes is a book of bedtime stories for children. There are 29 stories, all suitable for pretty much any small human who still enjoys having bedtime stories read to them. They have been sourced from a wide variety of writers from across the globe and pulled together by amazing illustrations by the talented Jon Stubbington. Edited by the Patchwork Raven's own Jax Goss (who has a Masters in Children's Literature), and designed by our marvellous Will Thompson, the book is an amazing collection of tales guaranteed to enthral little people and the big people who must read to them. ;) 

    Tired Tykes Book Cover

    Our vision creating this book was to make sure the stories were drawn from across the world and showed a wide range of lives and characters. We have realistic tales, fantasy tales, stories about humans and stories about animals. The book will be large - A4 sized - and printed in full glorious colour. A perfect addition to any child's bookshelf. 

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    Jax, the editor, is a kiddie-lit expert and has gotten great joy out of creating a quality book, full of amazing, diverse tales, and absolutely beautiful illustrations. We're very proud of this book, and hope you will love every minute you spend with it. 

     Little Purple GIraffe

    The Money

    The money we raise will go towards covering our payments to the writers and the illustrator, as well as covering our printing and shipping costs. Anything extra will be ploughed straight back into the Raven to help us continue to make and fund more wonderful books. 

     The Publishers

    We are The Patchwork Raven. We're a small Wellington and Hamilton based independent publishing company. We have released one book so far (Twelve Days), which we successfully crowdfunded, and which was a great success. Our aim is to keep releasing quality books as often as we can. 

     

    We are: 

    •  Jax Goss (maverick publisher, editor, and tale-spinner)
    •  Will Thompson (designer and drummer)

     

    The Rewards

    As you may have come to expect from the Raven, we will start out with a few basic rewards, and release more as we go. There will be secret artwork rewards that become available as we hit each $150 increment. And no doubt there will be some silly ones that come up as we go along too. Because that's how we roll. Hop aboard! Let's get this going. 

     

     The Art

    At every $150 increment, we will release a limited edition art print for one of the stories in the book, along with some info about the story that it illustrates. See our updates section for more information on each story as we release it. 

     

    The Elusive Mountain - J. Lee Strickland

    The Elusive Mountain

     

    The Vegetable Patch - Christine Hillingdon

    The Vegetable Patch

     

    Rosa and her Rose-coloured Glasses - Lisa Reily

    Rosa and her rose coloured glasses

     

    Adventure in Spring - Teodora Taseva

     

    Octavio: A Spider's Story - Carolyn Agee

    Octavio

     

    The Third Half - Gustavo Bondoni

    The Third Half

     

    Tanner's Kitten - Wendy Wiseman Fisher

    Tanner's Kitten

     

    Lida's Rainbow - Ariel Stone

     

    The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree - Edward Ahern

    The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree

     

    The Tale of the Little Purple Giraffe

     

    Lady Ogress and the Oglets

    Lady Ogress and the Oglets

     

    Clues on the Corner - Christine Collier

    Clues on the Corner 

     

    When Rivers Run Up - Salena Casha

    When Rivers Run Up

     

    Leif, the Story Hunter - Jennifer Shelby

    Leif, the Story Hunter

     

    Hector and the Moon Cat - Daisy White

     

    The Princess and the Dragon - Wondra Vanian

     

    The Undertaker's Underpants - Ken MacGregor

     

    Pancakes - Darlene P. Campos

     

    The First Music - Joel A. Nichols

     

    The Post Pixie - Phillippa Rae

     

    The Other Monster - Anne E. Johnson

     

    The View - Jonathan Ochoco

     

    Elizabeth and the Lightning Sprite

     

    Minnie at the Marketplace - Maroula Blades

     

    Travels with Kevin - Joel Reeves

     

    Sir Blodry, Adventurous, Or, A Good Knight’s Work, Or, A Hero’s Work Is Never Done - DJ Tyrer

     

    Bear Necessities - Hunter Liguore

     

    Peaches - James D. Fischer

     

    Tree Rings - Adam S. Getty

     

    Comments

    Tree Rings

    10/05/2018 at 1:46 PM

    Well, we had a Big Damn Hero, so I'm revealing the last four pieces. This is number 29. Here's some info on the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Tree Rings" is about time travel and memory.  

    Born in the American Pacific Northwest and relocated to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Adam spends his free time writing nostalgia-charged speculative short-fiction and saving the world one internet argument at a time.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    Peaches

    10/05/2018 at 1:41 PM

    Well, we had a Big Damn Hero, so I'm revealing the last four pieces. This is number 28. Here's some info on the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Peaches" is about banding together to overcome a bully, the power of sharing and some very impressive cookies. 

    James D. Fischer (AKA Jim) is retired in the southeast corner of Kansas (in Independence, the town the young William Inge called home). He recently realized that, in his employed years, every coin he ever earned was for manipulating language (radio broadcasting, community college teaching). He has a considerable love of continuing to manipulate language, in the writing of short fictions and short plays and short poems. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Bear Necessities

    10/05/2018 at 1:38 PM

    Well, we had a Big Damn Hero, so I'm revealing the last four pieces. This is number 27. Here's some info on the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Bear Necessities" is the story of a teddy bear making a mistake and trying to fix it. 

    Hunter Liguore is an American writer with degrees in history and writing. A three-time Pushcart-Prize nominee (including 2017), her work has appeared in over a hundred publications, internationally. Her teen, eco-fiction novel, Silent Winter, is forthcoming from Harvard Square Editions. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Sir Blodry, Adventurous Or, A Good Knight’s Work Or, A Hero’s Work Is Never Done

    10/05/2018 at 1:34 PM

    Well, we had a Big Damn Hero, so I'm revealing the last four pieces. This is number 26. Here's some info on the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Sir Blodry" is a tale of a gallant (well, not that gallant) knight and his adventurous dragon slaying. Um. Sort of. You'll see what I mean. ;) 

    DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing, was short-listed for the 2015 Carillon ‘Let’s Be Absurd’ Fiction Competition, and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines around the world.

     

     

     

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    We did it!!

    10/05/2018 at 7:49 AM

    We have a Big Damn Hero!!!
     
    Thanks so much to Ruth Craft for pushing us over!! We have made it, and this book is going to exist!!
     
    <3 <3
     
    Thanks to every single person who has pledged. the campaign runs for another 36 hours or so, so you still have time to get the book or some one of a kind art!
     
    I'll be posting the last four pieces of art when I get home from work today. And then it's plain sailing to the finish line. ;)
     
    Thank you thank you to everyone who has supported us. I love you guys. <3

     

     

    Travels with Kevin

    10/05/2018 at 5:35 AM

    Back to art! Here's reveal number 25! 4 to go!! 

    So, here's the art for the 25rd story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Travels with Kevin" is a story of childhood friendship, and the way children see the world just a bit differently to grownups.  

    Joel Reeves lives in Michigan with his family and their cat, Penguin. He is a retired English teacher who enjoys playing tabletop fantasy role playing games with family and friends. His rollicking fantasy Quillogy, Of Quills and Kings, Walpole Unbound, and Dreams, Schemes and Spiny Machines, was recently published by Double Dragon Press.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Last night's little drama

    10/05/2018 at 5:19 AM

    Hi all!

    Just a pause in the stream of art reveals to let you know about what happened last night. Pledgeme went down during our last 24 hours, because they had a big release that broke the site. 

    I started getting messages from people saying they were trying to pledge and couldn't, so I tweeted Pledgeme about it. Within a few minutes, I had an email from them apologising and saying we could extend the campaign. They handled it like pros and totally justified my decision to stick to our Kiwi crowdfunders instead of using the bigger better known international ones. That's how you customer service, kids! 

    So, the outcome of all that is that instead of ending today at midday, we have an extra day and a bit! The campaign will now end tomorrow evening at 9pm NZ time. 

    Let's make the most of this! Please make sure you spread the word far and wide. Tell anyone and everyone about the book. Let's hit that target and make this extra time count! 

    Pledge and share! 

    And thank you so very. very much to everyone who has come out to support us so far. You are all amazing human beings. We love you. 

     

     

    Minnie at the Marketplace

    09/05/2018 at 6:31 PM

    We're up to our 24th story! 5 to go! with only 18 hours on the clock!

    So, here's the art for the 23rd story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Minnie at the Marketplace" is about delicious food and the joys of living in a diverse and multicultural place. Because who doesn't love those things? 

    Maroula Blades is an Afro-British poet/writer living in Berlin. The winner of The Caribbean Writer 2014 Flash Fiction Competition and Erbacce Prize 2012, her first poetry collection Blood Orange is published by Erbacce-press. Maroula’s poetry/music programme has been presented on several stages in Germany. Her debut EP-album ‘Word Pulse’ is released by Havavision Records (UK).

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Elizabeth and the Lightning Sprite

    09/05/2018 at 5:39 AM

    We passed 3450! So, here's the art for the 23rd story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Elizabeth and the Lightning Sprite" is about storms and magic and how they meet.  

     

    Trish Rissen has been writing stories for children for a number of years. She has a son and a daughter and two granddaughters besides three step grandchildren. She lives in Lakenheath which is a village in England.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

     

    The View

    08/05/2018 at 6:15 AM

    And there's 22! Here's some info about the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "The View" is about the magic of parental love and the joy of travel. And, you know, magical treehouses. ;) 

    Jonathan Ochoco grew up in Houston, Texas but has called San Francisco home for nearly 20 years. He is a lawyer by training and works as a compliance officer for a global investment management firm. He only recently started writing again and is hoping to eventually finish a novel. His stories have been published in Fiction War magazine and Gathering Storm magazine and will be included in the upcoming Darkhouse Books Descansos anthology. He is an avid curler (the ice sport) and plays in a league in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    The Other Monster

    08/05/2018 at 5:22 AM

    We have hit the twenty-first art reveal! This is my personal favourite illustration in the whole book. It's frikkin' adorable. Here it is, and some info about the story and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "The Other Monster" is all about what is actually monstrous and the power of friendship.  

    Anne E. Johnson is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her published SF and fantasy novels include Space Surfers (YA science fiction) and the Webrid Chronicles. Her middle-grade historical novels are Trouble at the Scriptorium and Franni and the Duke. Nearly 100 of her short stories have been published in magazines, webzines, and anthologies. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    The Post Pixie

    07/05/2018 at 3:46 PM

    We have hit the twentieth art reveal! After this, there are only nine to go. Will you get to see them all? That remains to be seen! Here it is, and some info about the nineteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "The Post Pixie" is a tale of what happens when the pixie who brings the post is a bit distracted. ;) 

    Philippa Rae has always worked with children. She used to write during her lunch times at primary school. But then didn’t take it up again till much later on. In the last couple of years she has been developing some new work and experimenting in different genres, including writing a full length play for children.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    The First Music

    07/05/2018 at 5:22 AM

    We've hit $2850!!! So, here's another art reveal and some info about the nineteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "The FIrst Music" is an original folktale about where music came from. 

    Joel A. Nichols is a librarian and writer in Philadelphia. He is the author of Out of this World Library Programs: Using Speculative Fiction to Promote Reading and Launch Learning (Libraries Unlimited, 2017), and many short stories in small markets. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    Pancakes

    06/05/2018 at 12:32 PM

    We've hit $2700!!! So, here's another art reveal and some info about the eighteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Pancakes" is about being competitive and delicious pancakes. ;) 

    Darlene P. Campos is an MFA graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso. Her first novel, Behind Mount Rushmore, debuted with Vital Narrative Press in May 2017. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in several journals. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Pancakes

    The Undertaker's Underpants

    05/05/2018 at 10:11 AM

    We've hit $2550!!! So, here's another art reveal and some info about the seventeenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "The Undertaker's Underpants" is a tale about being silly and why it is important. You gotta have a sense of humour, man! Also, you know, underpants. Always a winner. ;)  

    Ken has been writing professionally for about six years. When not writing, Ken drives the bookmobile for his local library. He lives with his family and three cats, one of whom is dead but we don’t hold that against her.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    The Princess and the Dragon

    04/05/2018 at 1:33 PM

    I went to work, and when I came back, we had enough new pledges for TWO MORE reveals! Here's the second, for the sixteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "The Princess and the Dragon" is a tale about an unlikely friendship and the power of being true to yourself. 

    Wondra Vanian is an American national who moved to Wales, in the United Kingdom, to marry the love of her life and raise an army of four-legged furbabies. She left her job working for The Man in 2014, after earning a BA in English Language and Literature, and is currently focusing on chasing dreams.

     

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    The Princess and the Dragon

    Hector and the Moon Cat

    04/05/2018 at 1:30 PM

    I went to work, and when I came back, we had enough new pledges for TWO MORE reveals! Here's the first, for the fifteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Hector and the Moon Cat" is a magical tale about a boy and a mysterious cat.  

    Daisy White is an award-winning author, entrepreneur and mum. She writes YA Thrillers and Adult Crime. ‘Hector and the Moon Cat’ is her first published story for younger children. She lives on the South Coast UK with her family and an ever-increasing animal zoo! 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) (And one of my personal favourites, though still not my top pick. ;) )

    Hector and the moon cat

    Leif the Story Hunter

    04/05/2018 at 5:27 AM

    And here's the second of my two first thing morning reveals, for the fourteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Leif the Story Hunter" is pretty much what it says on the box. A story about a story hunter. WHat's a story hunter? Read it and find out. ;)  

    Jennifer Shelby spends her days hunting for stories along woodland paths, though she has also been known to fish for them in shadowy forest pools. Her story hunting headquarters are based out of http://jennifershelby.ca and she may or may not have a pet sentence tucked into her pocket at any time. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    Leif the story hunter

    When Rivers Run Up

    04/05/2018 at 5:23 AM

    I woke up this morning to the exciting discovery that I needed to post not one but TWO more art reveals. Here is the first, for the thirteenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "When Rivers Run Up" is an original folktale. Of gods and kindness and the beginning times.  

    Salena Casha’s work has appeared in over fifty publications. Her fiction has been included in Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions and has been nominated for a pushcart prize. Her first three picture books are housed under the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishing umbrella. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    When Rivers Run Up

    Clues on the Corner - Christine Collier

    03/05/2018 at 1:50 PM

    And now we've hit $1800!!! So, here's another art reveal and some info about the twelfth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Clues On the Corner" is a tale about a puppy! Also community. And detective work. 

    Christine Collier is a writer from upstate New York, the mother of three and grandmother to nine. She is the author of many cozy mysteries and children’s books. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Clues on the Corner

    Lady Ogress and the Oglets

    03/05/2018 at 1:47 PM

    We hit the $1650 mark!!! So, yet another art reveal and some info about the eleventh story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "Lady Ogress and the Oglets" is a story about an ogress who does what she must to protect her baby. It's a tale about acceptance and love. <3 

     

    Lyn Godfrey is a freelance writer of speculative fiction. She is also a small-town, American southwestern, book-hoarding, animal-loving kind of girl. She writes in most genres (including science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, YA) and is a self-described Geek of All Trades. If it’s nerdy, she loves it. Lyn is often distracted by reading or looking for shiny things, like spaceships and robots.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Lady Ogress and the Oglets

    The Tale of the Little Purple Giraffe

    30/04/2018 at 5:24 AM

    We hit the $1500 mark!!! So, yet another art reveal (although some of you may have seen this one already) and some info about the tenth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!  

    "The Tale of the Little Purple GIraffe." What happens when you are a little giraffe and you wake up one day and you're totally purple?! Find out in this tale.  

    Christopher Walker is a writer and English teacher living in the south of Poland. His work has appeared in several literary journals and anthologies, and his book for children, "The Man in the Mango Tree", has been well-received by readers around the world.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Little Purple Giraffe

    The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree

    26/04/2018 at 5:20 AM

    We crossed $1350!!! So, yet another art reveal and some info about the ninth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly! (This is one of my favourites, personally.) 

    "The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree" is a story about a terrible troll and a very brave boy. 

    Edward Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after almost fifty years they are both out of warranty. Ed’s had a hundred and sixty stories and poems published so far, and three books. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    The Boy Beneath the Beech Tree

    Lida's Rainbow

    24/04/2018 at 7:07 PM

    We crossed $1200!!! So, yet another art reveal and some info about the eighth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!

    Lida's Rainbow is a tale about the power of goodness and belief. And colours, of course. ;)

    B. L. Draper and E. M. Eastick write together as Ariel Stone. Regardless of geography – one author writing from Australia and the other from the United States – the life-long friends have so far written a YA fantasy novel together and published a number of jointly-written short stories. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    Lida's Rainbow

    Tanner's Kitten - Wendy Wiseman Fisher

    18/04/2018 at 5:59 PM

    WE GOT TO $1050!!! So, yet another art reveal and some info about the seventh story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!

    Tanner's Kitten. A boy finds a kitten. He knows his parents may not believe he can take care of it. So he does what he must. CHORES! 

    Wendy Fisher spent her childhood in the rural hills of California among the rattlesnakes and bullfrogs. Now grown, she is awed at the convenience of living in suburbia. She works as a church musician and enjoys gardening.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Tanner's Kitten

    The Third Half - Gustavo Bondoni

    18/04/2018 at 1:53 PM

    We're just shy of $1000, so time for another art reveal and some info about the sixth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!

    The Third Half: Rugby, Argentina, sportsmanship. What's not to love?

    Gustavo Bondoni is an Argentine novelist and short story writer who writes primarily in English. He has nearly two hundred short stories published in fourteen countries, translated into seven languages. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    The Third Half

    Octavio: A Spider's Story

    17/04/2018 at 7:35 AM

    We sailed past $750 straight to $800, so here's some art and info about the fifth story in our book, and the person behind it. Remember that there is only one of each of the prints available, so if you love one of them, grab them quickly!

    Octavio: A Spider's Story is a marvellous tale about a scared spider and learning to be brave. 

    Carolyn Agee is an actress and author whose work is inspired by teaching English overseas and a passion for performing Shakespeare. When she isn’t suffering from existential depression, she enjoys petrichor, walking down unknown forest trails and intimate gatherings of kindred spirits.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    Octavio

    Adventure in Spring - Teodora Taseva

    16/04/2018 at 2:22 PM

    We've reached $601 (because our friends are trolls. ;) ), so I can tell you about the fourth story in our book, and the person behind it. And show you the fourth of 29 beautiful pictures of which you can own LIMITED EDITIONS!

    Adventure in Spring is a delightful tale about a bear, a bean and a bee and the rewards of kindness. 

    Teodora Taseva was born in Bulgaria, a small East-European country with beautiful mountains, historical villages and a large sea coast. She has a travel website with stories in Bulgarian about her excursions, soon to be translated into English. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    Adventure in Spring

    Rosa and her Rose-Coloured Glasses

    10/04/2018 at 6:32 PM

    We've passed $450, so I can tell you about the third story in our book, and the person behind it. And show you the third of 29 beautiful pictures of which you can own LIMITED EDITIONS!

    Rosa and her Rose-Coloured Glasses is a tale about what happens when bitter people try to remove the optimism from happy people.

    Lisa Reily is a former literacy consultant, dance director and teacher from Australia. 

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    Rosa and her Rose-Tinted Glasses

    The Vegetable Patch

    10/04/2018 at 5:20 AM

    We've passed $300, so I can tell you about the second story in our book, and the person behind it. And show you the second of 29 beautiful pictures of which you can own LIMITED EDITIONS!

    The Vegetable Patch is a story about a suburb where everyone must provide their allotment of vegetables. It's a tale of compassion, community and fairness.

    Christine Hillingdon is an English-born psychiatric nurse and writer now living in South Australia.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

    The Vegetable Patch

    The Elusive Mountain by J. Lee Strickland

    09/04/2018 at 3:57 PM

    We have reached our first $150 increment, which means I can tell you a bit about the first story in our book, and the person behind it. Oh, and show you the first of 29 beautiful pictures of which you can own LIMITED EDITIONS!

    The Elusive Mountain is a tale about a student who goes to a master in search of truth and is given a quest to help him find it. 

    J. Lee Strickland is a freelance writer living in upstate New York. He is a member of the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and served as a judge for the 2015 and 2016 South Million Writers Awards.

    This is the gorgeous artwork that goes with this story. :) 

     

    The Elusive Mountain

     

     

     

      Kate Mahony
      2018-05-11 20:35:58 +1200

      "Will be keen to read this book to two very small people I know!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-05-11 19:56:10 +1200

      "Tanekaha"

      Tamara Kenny
      2018-05-11 16:24:23 +1200
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      2018-05-11 15:42:57 +1200
      Teodora Taseva
      2018-05-11 05:29:53 +1200

      "For books "

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      "💜💜"

      Ruth Craft
      2018-05-10 07:15:09 +1200

      "It is in our imagination that we soar to places often only available to us on the written page. For Adam et al. Mahalo nui loa!"

      Candace Fawcett
      2018-05-10 01:53:21 +1200

      "Pledging in support of author Jennifer Shelby. Can't wait to read her story."

      Krystina Marie Newman
      2018-05-10 00:10:30 +1200
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      "Keep up the good work "

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      2018-05-08 10:10:54 +1200

      "Keep up the enthusiasm, great work! Seema"

      Hazel Nugent
      2018-05-08 06:10:09 +1200
      Joel Nichols
      2018-05-08 02:26:19 +1200

      "looking forward to it!!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-05-08 00:38:55 +1200
      Susan Allen
      2018-05-07 20:38:18 +1200

      "Dragon Mom says Hi (had a bit extra to share)"

      Dani Darling
      2018-05-07 14:50:16 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-05-07 11:48:47 +1200

      "I’m an author of one of the stories and want two books at cost"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-05-07 08:53:10 +1200
      Aidan Thomas Raphael Allcock
      2018-05-07 04:32:55 +1200
      Lean Van Heerden
      2018-05-06 19:05:19 +1200
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      2018-05-06 13:02:06 +1200
      Chelsey Lamoureux
      2018-05-06 12:39:37 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 11/05/2018 at 9:00 PM.