The Other Truth of the Moon - Children's Book

The Other Truth of the Moon - Children's Book

During lockdown, João was prevented from seeing his daughter Leonor. In order to reduce the distance, he wrote a story for her to read before going to sleep.

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During lockdown, João was prevented from seeing his daughter Leonor. In order to reduce the distance, he wrote a story for her to read before going to sleep.

During lockdown, João was prevented from seeing his daughter Leonor. In order to reduce the distance, he wrote a story for her to read before going to sleep. An extra moment of connection, an extension of their phone conversations. Like all children's stories, “The Other Truth of the Moon” is full of messages and teachings - the appreciation of friendship, an emphasis on empathy - but, above all, this story deals with the passing of testimony from a storyteller to other. An ode to creativity, which is so often repressed by our education system.

Not Today Kate added her illustrations and the idea came up to publish this book as a way of leaving a mark in our lives, and those around us, of one of the most difficult years in our recent history.

The publication of the book itselff will also be another lesson for Leonor. There is always something positive to take from everything that happens to us, even from the most difficult moments.

Before buying you can read the story here .

The campaign runs until the 19th of November, the 10th anniversary of Leonor. If you can contribute, we appreciate it. We would love to give her this gift.

About the author

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João Afonso is a cultural entrepreneur having created a series of projects in the last few years, essentially linked to the area of music, such as Musikki , Gig Club and, more recently, Play it Safe . Inveterate storyteller, this is the first one that goes into the role, driven by an almost uncontrollable need to create and communicate, aggravated in recent months by the confinement and the consequent forced distance from his daughter Leonor.

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Not Today Kate illustrates with vibrant colors. In a jungle of botanists and animals hovering, characters always appear inspired by the creatures that surround her in her daily life. It portrays them with sweetness and delicacy. Digital or hand painted in a fluid watercolor, Not Today Kate, resolves itself by dissipating on paper with its imagined line.

 

Budget and due dates

The total raised will be used in full for the first edition of 500 copies.

The books will be shipped in the second week of December, in time for Christmas.

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Thu, 26/11/2020 - 01:06

19/11/2020

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 15:02

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WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Tue, 17/11/2020 - 10:47

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Thu, 29/10/2020 - 13:59

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Wed, 28/10/2020 - 18:11

First five backers

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Campaign launched

28/10/2020

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