Be part of our new adventure: Explore! Aotearoa

By Kennett Brothers

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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

Updates 3

Get a closer look at our limited edition prints

24/08/2017 at 2:18 PM

Check out these beautiful prints from Explore! Aotearoa

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

UPDATE – Week One

17/08/2017 at 5:35 PM

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.

NEW REWARDS

11/08/2017 at 1:43 PM

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.

    Pledgers 107

    Lisa Bengtsson
    2017-09-07 19:59:07 +1200
    Leisa McNaughton
    2017-09-07 07:58:38 +1200
    Simon Bannister
    2017-09-07 07:56:25 +1200

    "Great idea!!! "

    Susan
    2017-09-07 05:16:20 +1200
    Rebecca Jamieson
    2017-09-06 20:37:06 +1200
    John Willmer
    2017-09-06 19:41:06 +1200

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

    Katrina Henderson
    2017-09-06 19:27:32 +1200
    Oli Brooke-White
    2017-09-05 23:15:47 +1200

    "Best of luck with this awesome project! Cheers, Oli"

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

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

    Sheila Hart
    2017-09-05 23:02:32 +1200
    Laurence Mote
    2017-09-04 09:34:03 +1200
    Luisa Acheson
    2017-09-02 12:27:24 +1200
    Christian Williams
    2017-09-01 21:45:52 +1200

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

    James Gardner
    2017-09-01 20:54:19 +1200
    Raewyn
    2017-09-01 18:58:42 +1200

    " Sounds like a great adventure. "

    Carrie Buckmaster
    2017-09-01 17:42:14 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2017-09-01 17:36:29 +1200
    Claire Pascoe
    2017-09-01 17:28:03 +1200

    "Look forward to buying a few copies too!"

    Carl Steward
    2017-08-30 13:56:56 +1200
    Bron Thomson
    2017-08-30 11:31:51 +1200
    Amanda Wells
    2017-08-27 08:42:41 +1200

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

    Cameron Hoyle
    2017-08-24 15:13:13 +1200
    nathan meikle
    2017-08-22 10:40:47 +1200
    Robbie Fyfe
    2017-08-21 06:53:37 +1200
    Dan Kerr
    2017-08-17 22:52:19 +1200
    alison gray
    2017-08-15 19:30:18 +1200

    "Well done Bronnie"

    alison gray
    2017-08-15 19:27:43 +1200
    Bryan Prestidge
    2017-08-15 18:29:56 +1200
    Jo McKenzie
    2017-08-15 13:48:43 +1200

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

    Fern Campbell
    2017-08-15 12:41:29 +1200

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    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

    Get a closer look at our limited edition prints

    24/08/2017 at 2:18 PM

    Check out these beautiful prints from Explore! Aotearoa

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

    UPDATE – Week One

    17/08/2017 at 5:35 PM

    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.

    NEW REWARDS

    11/08/2017 at 1:43 PM

    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.

      Lisa Bengtsson
      2017-09-07 19:59:07 +1200
      Leisa McNaughton
      2017-09-07 07:58:38 +1200
      Simon Bannister
      2017-09-07 07:56:25 +1200

      "Great idea!!! "

      Susan
      2017-09-07 05:16:20 +1200
      Rebecca Jamieson
      2017-09-06 20:37:06 +1200
      John Willmer
      2017-09-06 19:41:06 +1200

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

      Katrina Henderson
      2017-09-06 19:27:32 +1200
      Oli Brooke-White
      2017-09-05 23:15:47 +1200

      "Best of luck with this awesome project! Cheers, Oli"

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

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

      Sheila Hart
      2017-09-05 23:02:32 +1200
      Laurence Mote
      2017-09-04 09:34:03 +1200
      Luisa Acheson
      2017-09-02 12:27:24 +1200
      Christian Williams
      2017-09-01 21:45:52 +1200

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

      James Gardner
      2017-09-01 20:54:19 +1200
      Raewyn
      2017-09-01 18:58:42 +1200

      " Sounds like a great adventure. "

      Carrie Buckmaster
      2017-09-01 17:42:14 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2017-09-01 17:36:29 +1200
      Claire Pascoe
      2017-09-01 17:28:03 +1200

      "Look forward to buying a few copies too!"

      Carl Steward
      2017-08-30 13:56:56 +1200
      Bron Thomson
      2017-08-30 11:31:51 +1200
      Amanda Wells
      2017-08-27 08:42:41 +1200

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

      Cameron Hoyle
      2017-08-24 15:13:13 +1200
      nathan meikle
      2017-08-22 10:40:47 +1200
      Robbie Fyfe
      2017-08-21 06:53:37 +1200
      Dan Kerr
      2017-08-17 22:52:19 +1200
      alison gray
      2017-08-15 19:30:18 +1200

      "Well done Bronnie"

      alison gray
      2017-08-15 19:27:43 +1200
      Bryan Prestidge
      2017-08-15 18:29:56 +1200
      Jo McKenzie
      2017-08-15 13:48:43 +1200

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

      Fern Campbell
      2017-08-15 12:41:29 +1200

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