My Wild Travels book series
- By: Sarah Ayres, Caspa Neluheni
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/lantern-learning
My Wild Travels is a series of nine books by Lantern Learning showcasing the cultural folklore and linked aspects of the natural environment of the nine provinces of South Africa.
The series is animated with full-colour illustrations and photographs. Books are aimed at a young audience and the writing language is simple and limited to narration of the scenario after which the main character of the book (a local child) will discuss any relevant information through a comic strip with speech bubbles, diagram and images showing the interaction with the animal or event.
The content of the books is based on various themes including wild and domestic animals, climatological phenomena and environmental impacts that people are likely to encounter in their communities both rural and urban environments.
Through various research methods, we will identify which are commonly abused animals, misused plants, pollution impacts and natural disasters that occur in the communities across each province (and throughout the country).
We are now seeking funding partners to secure the publishing and printing costs by Jacana Media, for each of the books in 4 of the official South African languages – this being English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.
These books would be distributed for free through Jacana’s partner organisations– Biblionef and Nalibali. Jacana Media will also print additional copies to sell through the traditional retail outlets.
Your contribution will get us closer to the R130,000.00 target for publishing, printing and distribution of My Wild Travels; Book One: Mpho in Limpopo.
If you would like any more information, or to view the investor documents, please contact Sarah at [email protected]
*Funds raised will go directly to Jacana Media*
- May 15, 2019 - R 514.10
- "X" - Sharon
- May 15, 2019 - USD $ 70.18
- "So proud of you. Good job!" - Caroline Murray
- May 15, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "What a worthwhile project!" - Nicole
- Mar 25, 2019 - USD $ 68.87
- "Congratulations Sarah, we look forward to seeing your books successfully published! ????" - Nigel Crisp
- Mar 12, 2019 - R 1 010.00
- "I can't wait to see this project take flight!" - Claire