"Lulu and the Long Walk" by Dan Haseltine
Dan Haseltine, best known for being lead vocalist for the Christian alternative folk rock band, Jars of Clay and he also contributed piano, accordion and percussion pieces for the band since 1994. He has since turned to PledgeMusic in aid of funding a children's book in an effort to raise awareness of the lifestyle faced by African children. The Book is titled, "Lulu and the Long Walk".
The campaign page reads, "Lulu and the Long Walk is a 32-page, hard-cover, 10" x 10" children's picture book written by Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Dan Haseltine (from Jars of Clay), and illustrated by international visual artist Joel Schoon-Tanis. The story follows Lulu, a young girl in Africa, on her day-long walk to fetch water. Along the way, she has fun and whimsical interactions with animals, but underlying the story are questions like:
Why did she walk past the school? Why is the water so far away? Why is the water brown and dirty?
Lulu and the Long Walk is a visually charming and colorful book that delivers an honest reality for countless children in Africa. The story allows families to delight in the beauty of Africa while opening up conversations about the great needs so many people face.
Dan Haseltine's ear as a lyricist makes for a seamless transition to children's books. Joel Schoon-Tanis, who has illustrated many books, finally gets to paint a book set in his favorite part of the world!
The book is painted, designed, and ready to go. All we need is your help to raise the capital in order to print the book."
For more information, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2140144377/lulu-and-the-long-walk.
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