Dorchester Children’s Book: Jack & Olive

… by Bekki

“What a beautiful book.”

Dorchester Resident Abbie Wanamaker's 2nd Book

Dorchester Resident Abbie Wanamaker’s 2nd Book

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow artist, mother, educator and book arts enthusiast.  Abbie Wanamaker and I have a lot in common, and we were supposed to be discussing her current Kickstarter campaign for Jack & Olive, but I ended up being completely distracted by the sample of her 2nd children’s book.   An amazing combination of Dorchester photography, illustration and collage, it was a delightful and elegant work of art … and I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.

For those of you new to Kickstarter, the website is a platform for creative people like Abbie who have a project to fund.  In this case, Abbie is not looking for a profit, she simply loves the idea of people reading her book, which is a thoughtful commentary on the importance of friendship.  Sponsors — like you perhaps? — can log onto Kickstarter, pledge $25 (which is the cost of printing each book at Acme Bookbinding in Somerville), and then as rewards, receive a hardbound signed copy of her book, as well as an invitation to the Jack & Olive signing party.

Her campaign for the limited printing of  Jack & Olive ends at 3pm on April 3rd, and Abbie’s dream is 87% funded.  If you are a lover of children’s books, owls named Olive, boys named Jack, or a just fan of supporting a local Fields Corner artist, then make a pledge and get a book.  Speaking from experience, you won’t be able to take your eyes off of it!

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1664311268/bringing-jack-and-olive-to-life

abbie.wanamaker@gmail.com

also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AbbieWanamaker

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