Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey Breaks Christian Crowdfunding Records for Children’s Fiction
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Aug. 4, 2020
ONTARIO, Canada, Aug. 4, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — Lithos Kids is pleased to announce that Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey has raised more than triple its funding goal and is the highest funded Christian book project for kids’ fiction in the history of crowdfunding.
Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey features 226 pages of beautiful artwork and faithfully adapts the Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, which is the most printed and translated book of all time, second only to the Bible.
“Pilgrim’s Progress was the first book I read as a young Christian,” said author Tyler Van Halteren, a Canadian missionary currently serving in Cambodia. “When I looked for a version for my kids, I found there were none that combined engaging full-color illustrations with simplified language for children. I hope this version will inspire my two sons and many other children to believe the King’s Word, follow the King’s Path, and seek the King’s City.”
A Kickstarter success, this project reached its original funding goal in only 6 hours. Additionally, Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey is gaining enthusiastic praise and reviews by a number of Christian authors and teachers.
Andy Naselli, Associate Professor at Bethlehem College & Seminary, described the book as, “Excellent. Equally engaging for a 3-year-old and 11-year-old. My four girls loved it!”
“Here is a wonderful visual telling of The Pilgrim’s Progress for young readers,” said M. Scott Bashoor, Faculty Associate at The Master’s Seminary. “Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully worded, it guides youngsters through the rich allegories in Bunyan’s work. This is a valuable resource for kids, families, and churches.”
On August 6, the Kickstarter pre-order campaign will end and production for the books will begin. Delivery of the book is scheduled for this October, along with coloring books, ebooks, and audiobook versions. In November, Van Halteren will donate over 150 copies to a Cambodian school through the Christian mission organization, Action International.
Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey and its extra items can be pre-ordered now, worldwide on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/littlepilgrim/little-pilgrims-big-journey-pilgrims-progress-for-kids?ref=5uc1ml
About the Author: Tyler Van Halteren is from Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary. Today he serves as a missionary in Cambodia with his wife and two children. He created Lithos Kids with a desire to publish gospel-centered children’s books. His sincere hope is that these books are treasured by Christian families for years to come. More information can be found at www.lithoskids.com.
SOURCE Lithos Kids
CONTACT: Jeff Lai, 646-535-4869, [email protected]