Kaixo, hola, hello! Our names are Arantzazu, Fredrika and Casey, and we are delighted to present the story I Am.
Our main character, Sananuk, falls asleep on the beach and his adventure begins. He rows a boat, he meets sea turtles and dolphins, he roars with a sea lion….and from within, he realises that he is part of EVERYTHING.
The story covers the five senses and explores yoga postures and chakras in a subtle, non-didactic way. It is a nice story, and for those who wish to go deeper into the meaning, the story can be used to talk about the body’s energy centers and how to connect with them.
And it’s not just a story! There is a guide for adults at the end of the book. Adults and children can come together for a yoga session. What better way to experience the connection among all of us?
Now we just need your support! Choose a reward and help us get this book into your hands!
I Am is a book with 32 pages measuring 16cm x 23 cm. We have chosen a sturdy soft cover. We hope that the reasonable size and light weight will allow you to take this book in your backpack and enjoy it outside to reconnect with nature!
The book has two components:
1) the story: the story about Sananuk and his adventure where the real world and the dream world come together. The story presents yoga postures and chakras in a subtle way for people aged 5 to 10.
2) the guide for adults: we give some guidelines for a yoga session that adults and children can share, based on Sananuk’s adventure, along with some additional information about chakras written in a very simple way.
We have put together some simple rewards that reflect our values. We hope that none of what we offer winds up in a landfill.
book and bookmark: choose one (or more!) copies of the book. Each one will be signed and comes with an illustrated bookmark (6cm x 15cm). Be sure to choose the combination of languages that you want.
shipping costs: if you don’t live near Uribe Kosta, choose the reward with shipping costs included.
If we surpass our financing goal, we will offer the audiobook in both languages (corresponding to the Spanish-English and Basque-English versions) to all of our sponsors. We would love to produce the audio, so share the project and help it grow!
Arantzazu is a storyteller who has been offering family yoga and chakra workshops for years. One day, on a beach in Uribe Kosta, Casey, a freelance children’s story writer, said, “Why don’t we publish one of your stories? They’re so lovely.”
And so it was that one night Arantza’s eyes opened suddenly at 2 AM and she wrote the first draft of I Am in one go.
We shared that draft with Fredrika, a Swedish illustrator settled in Euskadi. Fredrika said, “Yes! This story needs to be published!” And she came up with her vision of how the real world and the dream world melt together in the story.
Casey brings to the project seven years of experience as a writer and editor of children’s literature in English. She will make sure that the book is delivered on time and with the highest quality.
Thank you for your support!!!
By supporting this campaign, you contribute to I Am being printed.
If you want the Basque - English version, please select it so that we know how many copies are needed and can collaborate with a translator for this version.
As with all crowdfunding, this project will only come to fruition if we achieve 100% of the objective, so your support is essential! (If the project does not reach the goal, your money stays in your wallet - no amount is deducted until the campaign finishes.)
July 2021 - September 2021: Finalise illustrations and translations
November 2021: Book delivery. It will make a great Christmas gift!
For questions or to send messages to cheer us on, write to us at libroyosoy at gmail punto com.
If you have made it this far, thanks for reading! Please accept an energy-filled hug from us :)