DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE SUPERHEROES LIVE?! - The book that so many have been waiting for!...

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE SUPERHEROES LIVE?! - The book that so many have been waiting for!...

A charming, didactic and funny story, where fiction goes hand in hand with reality! A tribute to Life and Nature! An invitation to return to the essence and regain balance!

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  • This campaign started on 07/11/2022 and will only be funded if at least 3 000€ is raised until 12/12/2022 - 18:00 WET.

A charming, didactic and funny story, where fiction goes hand in hand with reality! A tribute to Life and Nature! An invitation to return to the essence and regain balance!

How can we inspire children to live with all their great potential, with all their creativity and enthusiasm, with an open heart for Life, Love, Health and Joy?!…

In a world of screens, buttons, codes, foods, relationships and emotions of fast and instant consumption, it is urgent to remind and awaken within us the wisdom of the simplest things!

We need to get back to Nature! That´s how we can recover and maintain our balance! Never before has it been so important to take full and total responsibility for our health and well-being, harmony and happiness! This is within our reach through our daily choices and actions!

As adults, we are responsible for the examples we pass on to younger generations, so that we can encourage and support their healthy and harmonious growth in all areas of life. And they learn much more by the example of our daily actions and choices than by the words with which we try to convince them!

That's why this children's book is for adults also! Whatever your age is, allow yourself to accept this invitation to remember or awaken in you the call that can lead you back to balance.

We are so used to believe that it takes effort, sweat and suffering for everything, that we forget to appreciate the fluidity of existence, pure and simple! And if we are today so misaligned and so out of balance, it is largely because we have disrespected or forgotten our essence as children of the earth, as elements of Nature!

I believe in this project because I know it's much more than a funny story! I am sure that the magic and enchantment, the energy and dedication that gave birth to the story and the images in this book, will reach the hearts of the little ones who already are, naturally or more easily, in sync with these messages! But I know it can also touch the hearts of the older ones! Of all those who have eyes to see and heart to feel everything that Life, in its essence and simplicity, is inviting us to awaken, to BE and to LIVE!

A delicious and funny combination of real-life photographs with the illustrations I created with a lot of love and joy, turn this book into an extremely valuable and useful didactic experience, in a way that is light, practical and colorful! All photographs included are originals. Most are photos from the vegetable garden that inspired this story. The rest were taken in different parts of the world where I have traveled over several years.

I count on your support to fertilize and spread these “Seeds”!

The possibility of editing this book is much more than just a dream or a personal project coming true! I genuinely trust the quality of the seeds that I intend to sow through it! In order for these "seeds" to finally be able to “come out of the drawer”, see the light of day and find fertile soil to germinate and grow, I´m here appealing for your collaboration and support!

You can do this by purchasing the book in advance with the special pre-sale price, or through another support modality that makes more sense to you, among the options available. If you don't want to buy the book or support this campaign monetarily, I'm also very, very grateful for your contribution in promoting it!

May these seeds germinate, grow and flourish in the Hearts of those wishing to receive them!...

Text and Illustration: Sofia Silva

Author's Edition

Language:  Portuguese

Paperback Cover

Dimensions: 21 X 21 cm (108 Pages)

Edition: 500 copies

ISBN: 978-989-99108-4-3

 

About the author

Sofia Silva was born in Braga, in 1973. She graduated in the field of Psychology and has worked for several years as a university teacher. Highly motivated by the subjects of Personal Development, Self- knowledge, Health and Well-being, she has changed course several times and more recently she has found in Arts a form of self-expression, self-transformation and healing!

She loves to write, draw and paint and feels strongly and deeply inspired by Nature!

Sofia  genuinely "believes" that the "natural world" contains the "ingredients" that are needed to awaken within us the memory of who  we truly are in our purest and most genuine essence allowing us to live in full harmony and alignment with Nature and Life cycles. She now feels this is, certainly, one of the most valuable experiences and legacies we can provide to our children.

Having grown up and being raised as a “city girl”, like most kids nowadays, she had her first contacts with fruits and vegetables on the shelves of a supermarket, and therefore she could never imagine that one day she would feel a strong urge and need to “dive deep” into the earth, barefoot, and to be able to grow her own food!

The experiences and adventures she has been living since 2015 in a community vegetable organic garden in a rural area of her city have surely been one of her main sources of learning and inspiration!...

She feels motivated to inspire others, through her own experiences of personal transformation, towards a happier, healthier, more genuine and balanced life. She feels that the time has now come in her life to “give birth” to some of the creations she has been generating and nourishing along her journey. Only in this way can the cycle be completed: if creating is communicating, it also needs now to be shared!

This book will be her first adventure in the world of illustration!... Hopefully it won't be the last!...

In 2013 she wrote and edited, also as an Author's Edition, the book: “Laughing, Playing, Being - Seeds of Light and Love for Kids from All Sizes!...”; which was later translated and edited also in English and French.

"I still remember with joy and gratitude the magical and childish enchantment with which I lived my first experiences as an amateur "farmer"!... It has been a few years since then and this enchantment continues and is reinforced and renewed every new cycle that life allows me the experience of witnessing its wonderful and constant manifestations of Beauty, Harmony, Love, Abundance and Generosity!... Nature and the direct contact with the earth were undoubtedly my great source of inspiration for the creation of this book and for many other things in Life!..."

It was by having the opportunity to each day witness the “miraculous” process of growing of the apparently so fragile little “creatures” that I had sown and planted, so many times "fearing" for their survival… that I have learned what it really is the true abundance and simplicity of Existence!...

I choose now to allow Nature to help me "remember" that I can also live with this simplicity and fluidity, in a cycle of constant regeneration and harmonization!..."  Sofia Silva

Budget and due dates

Budget:

The goal of this campaign is to print at least 500 copies of the book ”DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE SUPERHEROES LIVE?!”

The funding raised - €3000 - will be used to:

  • Printing an edition of a minimum of 500 copies of the book - around €2400
  • Commissions and taxes: PPL Platform (5%+ VAT) and Payment Partners (2.5% + VAT): 9.2% - 276.75
  • Shipping costs, promotional material and any unforeseen production costs: €323.25
  • The amounts involved in the production of the book, for the mentioned quantity, were estimated based on budgets made by the printer service before the launching of this campaign. At the time of the actual printing, in case it happens, the budgets will have to be updated; therefore, some fluctuations of these estimated values may occur. 
  • It should also be noted that the printer technical services may suggest some changes concerning the graphic design or the images and colors now being presented here. Depending on the feedback and technical opinion of the printer, there may be slight changes in the final appearance of the book. If some substancial change is made, it will be informed here through constant updates during the campaign.
  • Note: The image of the book presented here is merely illustrative. The book will be much thinner than it appears in the image (108 pages). 

Scheduling:

Once the campaign is over, if the financial goal is met, the books will be printed and sent to the supporters. However, it is important to note that after the end of the campaign it is not possible yet to accurately calculate the dates for printing and sending the books, since this will depend largely on the availability and response capacity of the printer services at the time the book gets there. It is estimated that from the end of the campaign until the sending and distribution of the books it will take between 2 to 3 weeks.

  • Second week of November 2022: Start of the PPL Campaign for the pre-sale of the book ”DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE SUPERHEROES LIVE?!” ; and promotion on social networks; 
  • Second week of November to 12th December 2022 – Following and promoting the PPL campaign and continuing to share it on social networks and with other potential supporters;
  • 12th December 2022 – End of the Crowdfunding campaign;
  • Until 13th December 2022 - getting the book to the printer service for final review (design, colors and images) and printing;
  • Last week of December 2022 / First week of January 2023 – Sending the book and the respective rewards (if that´s the case) to all those who contributed to the campaign and purchased the book in the pre-sale campaign;

(Note: Considering the time of year we are in, I know that it would be nice to have as an extra factor of motivation to buy a book (or more!!) the possibility of having it available as a Christmas present, but due to the impossibility of having exact dates previously defined and guaranteed, I consider it safer not to make that commitment, because I would not want to fail with the supporters of the campaign if that were the case! I thank you in advance for your understanding!).

Wed, 07/12/2022 - 04:44

Tue, 29/11/2022 - 10:11

50% reached

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

Tue, 29/11/2022 - 09:34

E assim prosseguimos!! 💚🌻🙏🌿💎

Caríssimos Apoiantes!! Como sabem procuro não vos inundar de mensagens, até porque sei que alguns de vocês têm acompanhado todas as publicações e atualizações que vou fazendo...

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  • Sofia Silva

    E assim prosseguimos!! 💚🌻🙏🌿💎

    Caríssimos Apoiantes!!

    Como sabem procuro não vos inundar de mensagens, até porque sei que alguns de vocês têm acompanhado todas as publicações e atualizações que vou fazendo a respeito desta campanha e deste livrinho tão especial, nas minhas páginas do Facebook e Instagram!!
    Em todo o caso gostaria de vos dar feedback acerca do ponto da situação!! Afinal, todos vocês, como apoiantes destemidos e imediatos deste projeto querem, seguramente, que ele se concretize!! 💚
    Estaria a mentir se dissesse que não tenho os meus momentos em que começo a olhar para o calendário com alguma ansiedade e apreensão!!.... Mas de todo o meu percurso, sei bem o quão importante é gerir essas emoções, pensamentos, expectativas e vibrações!!.... O quanto elas podem ser "usadas" a nosso favor ou contra!!... E lá vou eu procurando fazer o meu "trabalho de casa" para me "reorganizar" interiormente!!...
    É que, na verdade, e já que estou em modo de "desabafo", para além do desejo óbvio de concretizar este projeto, toda esta experiência associada à apresentação e divulgação do mesmo, tem representado para mim o desafiar de muitas, muiiitaaaas zonas de conforto em que eu "desconfortavelmente" me encontrava!!! Tem sido muito bom, claro!!.... mas às vezes ainda "tremo"!! ☺️😉😊
    Bom, para não me alongar muito, então, o que vos queria dizer hoje é que JÁ conseguimos angariar cerca de 50% do montante necessário e AINDA temos 14 dias pela frente!! Estamos, seguramente, no bom caminho!!
    Nesta etapa é importante ir só gentilmente relembrando, especialmente todas aqueles que querem efetivamente comprar o livro ou contribuir, mas que vão deixando para depois, com toda a agitação das vidas corridas que temos! E, claro, há sempre novos potenciais interessados que ainda podem surgir!
    Sei que posso contar com o vosso apoio na divulgação, dentro do que vos for possível e fizer sentido e, desde já, agradeço!!

    De novo, muito obrigada por "sentirem" este livro, por todas as vossas mensagens de apoio e incentivo e, naturalmente, pela vossa contribuição!!

    Tudo de Bom para Todos e Até Já!!
    (A imagem em anexo é "brincadeirinha"!!...)

    Sofia Silva

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  • Natália Sofia Peixoto da Silva

    De novo, Muito Obrigada!! 🙏💚💎

    Caríssimos Apoiantes desta campanha tão especial!!

    Não é minha intenção "encher-vos" de mensagens!! Sei bem o quão excessivo isso pode ser!! Mas passados os primeiros 10 dias desta campanha senti de vir aqui dar-vos algum feedback!

    Fui tendo a oportunidade de agradecer a cada um de vocês à medida que foram dando o vosso contributo direto aqui na plataforma, mas gostaria de vir hoje deixar mais uma mensagem de gratidão e apreço por terem tão prontamente e generosamente aceite ser parte "desta história"! De coração, sinto mesmo que algo muito bonito pode nascer com este livrinho!!... E cada um de vocês já é parte dele!...

    Naturalmente que o apoio monetário é fundamental, mas acreditem que todas as mensagens de felicitação, apoio e incentivo, e todo o carinho que nelas tenho sentido da vossa parte, tem sido muito, muito bom! E muito importante!! 🥰💚

    Gostaria ainda de deixar uma palavra especial às pessoas que optaram por fazer uma doação de forma anónima. Creio que devem ter acesso a estas mensagens. Se for esse o caso, recebam igualmente a minha mais sincera gratidão!! Não sei quem são, mas desejo que um dia, de alguma forma, o livro possa chegar a vocês!! 🥰💚

    Relembro ainda que podem continuar a apoiar colaborando na divulgação da campanha pelos vossos contactos!! Quer seja partilhando as publicações que vou fazendo nas minhas páginas (IG e FB), quer seja
    através das várias opções de partilha disponíveis na própria página da campanha (por email, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter e Pinterest).

    Se não têm acompanhado as minhas publicações e o desejarem fazer, também encontram na página da plataforma os "links" de acesso (facebook e instagram)! Vou pondo por lá algumas coisas "engraçadas"! E terei todo o gosto em vos "ver" por lá também!

    Bom, não me alongo mais!!

    Muito Obrigada!

    Que tenham uma excelente tarde e tudo de bom nos "vossos caminhos"!

    Até já!

    Sofia Silva
    💚🌻

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