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

    Marilyn
    2017-08-11 17:17:01 +1200

    "Looking forward to this. "

    Steve Bilton
    2017-08-11 16:41:11 +1200
    Malcolm Gunn
    2017-08-11 16:38:32 +1200
    Nathan Faavae
    2017-08-11 16:33:16 +1200

    "Good work guys"

    Ashley Peters
    2017-08-11 16:19:39 +1200

    "Yay! The kids (and big kids!) of Aotearoa are super lucky to have an amazing book like this coming our way. Thanks guys!!!"

    Margaret Cahill
    2017-08-11 15:50:28 +1200

    "Can't wait to see this published! "

    Tui Hambrook
    2017-08-11 14:44:48 +1200
    Patrick Morgan
    2017-08-11 14:11:23 +1200

    "Keep up the good work. "

    Beverley Page
    2017-08-11 12:59:21 +1200
    Amanda Farrell
    2017-08-11 12:46:09 +1200
    Logan McRae
    2017-08-11 12:15:55 +1200
    Dougal List
    2017-08-11 12:05:08 +1200

    "looking forward to reading the book!"

    Alicia Hall
    2017-08-11 11:16:02 +1200
    Lillian Pak
    2017-08-11 10:33:14 +1200

    "What an awesome project! Can't wait to see the book!!"

    Shona Drake
    2017-08-11 08:37:50 +1200
    Marcel Hagener
    2017-08-11 07:49:43 +1200

    "Shop locally when you can ;-)"

    Janet Holmes
    2017-08-10 23:34:55 +1200
    Maryann Nesbitt
    2017-08-10 23:05:36 +1200
    Teresa Maguire
    2017-08-10 22:42:33 +1200
    Liz Neill
    2017-08-10 22:34:55 +1200
    Nicola Boyens
    2017-08-10 22:13:53 +1200
    Fraser Wilkinson
    2017-08-10 22:10:03 +1200

    "Great stuff - I look forward to reading it with the kids!"

    Erina Marwick
    2017-08-10 22:03:57 +1200

    "This sounds fantastic! Can't wait to get a copy"

    Sara Bathgate
    2017-08-10 21:34:23 +1200

    "Good luck reaching your target :-)"

    Nick Markwell
    2017-08-10 21:16:42 +1200
    Brent
    2017-08-10 21:04:52 +1200

    "my 3rd book for a gift :)"

    Trudy
    2017-08-10 21:04:21 +1200

    "Exciting times for you all, well done on completing the new challenge!"

    Brent
    2017-08-10 21:04:09 +1200

    "my 2nd book for a gift :) "

    Rachel Phillips
    2017-08-10 21:03:25 +1200
    Brent
    2017-08-10 21:02:39 +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.

      Marilyn
      2017-08-11 17:17:01 +1200

      "Looking forward to this. "

      Steve Bilton
      2017-08-11 16:41:11 +1200
      Malcolm Gunn
      2017-08-11 16:38:32 +1200
      Nathan Faavae
      2017-08-11 16:33:16 +1200

      "Good work guys"

      Ashley Peters
      2017-08-11 16:19:39 +1200

      "Yay! The kids (and big kids!) of Aotearoa are super lucky to have an amazing book like this coming our way. Thanks guys!!!"

      Margaret Cahill
      2017-08-11 15:50:28 +1200

      "Can't wait to see this published! "

      Tui Hambrook
      2017-08-11 14:44:48 +1200
      Patrick Morgan
      2017-08-11 14:11:23 +1200

      "Keep up the good work. "

      Beverley Page
      2017-08-11 12:59:21 +1200
      Amanda Farrell
      2017-08-11 12:46:09 +1200
      Logan McRae
      2017-08-11 12:15:55 +1200
      Dougal List
      2017-08-11 12:05:08 +1200

      "looking forward to reading the book!"

      Alicia Hall
      2017-08-11 11:16:02 +1200
      Lillian Pak
      2017-08-11 10:33:14 +1200

      "What an awesome project! Can't wait to see the book!!"

      Shona Drake
      2017-08-11 08:37:50 +1200
      Marcel Hagener
      2017-08-11 07:49:43 +1200

      "Shop locally when you can ;-)"

      Janet Holmes
      2017-08-10 23:34:55 +1200
      Maryann Nesbitt
      2017-08-10 23:05:36 +1200
      Teresa Maguire
      2017-08-10 22:42:33 +1200
      Liz Neill
      2017-08-10 22:34:55 +1200
      Nicola Boyens
      2017-08-10 22:13:53 +1200
      Fraser Wilkinson
      2017-08-10 22:10:03 +1200

      "Great stuff - I look forward to reading it with the kids!"

      Erina Marwick
      2017-08-10 22:03:57 +1200

      "This sounds fantastic! Can't wait to get a copy"

      Sara Bathgate
      2017-08-10 21:34:23 +1200

      "Good luck reaching your target :-)"

      Nick Markwell
      2017-08-10 21:16:42 +1200
      Brent
      2017-08-10 21:04:52 +1200

      "my 3rd book for a gift :)"

      Trudy
      2017-08-10 21:04:21 +1200

      "Exciting times for you all, well done on completing the new challenge!"

      Brent
      2017-08-10 21:04:09 +1200

      "my 2nd book for a gift :) "

      Rachel Phillips
      2017-08-10 21:03:25 +1200
      Brent
      2017-08-10 21:02:39 +1200

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