We can’t believe that Easter is already upon us. At Midnight Sun headquarters we’ve been hard at work organising a crowdfunding campaign for the children’s picture book that we plan to publish next year. It is called One Step at a Time and it is about a Thai boy called Luk and his baby elephant Mali. One day Mali steps on a landmine and her friend Luk stays faithfully by her side as she recovers and is fitted with a prosthetic leg.
Author Jane Jolly explains that the book is based on a true story. Illustrator Sally Heinrich has found the perfect balance between the dramatic event and the beautiful friendship between the boy and his elephant. We are so proud to be publishing this book and we hope that you can help us make it a reality by pledging to the campaign. You can read more about One Step at a Time and view sample illustrations here.
After only a week we have raised over $4,400 but we still need help to reach our goal of $10,000. Part of the proceeds will go to SafeGround, an organisation that works with victims of landmines. Please take a look at the Pozible crowdfunding project here, where you can pre-order the book or be extra generous and receive one of Sally’s original hand coloured prints. There are postcards and bookmarks on offer too.
The campaign ends on Friday 30 May 2014, so please don’t hesitate. Now is the time to show that you care about victims of landmines around the world – and that you think this beautiful book deserves to reach a wide audience.