St. Johnsbury, Vermont (PRWEB) November 06, 2012
Trajectory, Inc. and Vermont based Stephen Huneck Gallery announced the launch of a new Kickstarter project for “Sally Discovers New York”. It will be the latest ebook inspired by the late Stephen Huneck, a New York Times bestselling author and artist. The ebook features Huneck’s iconic black labrador retriever, Sally and is a tale of her field trip to New York City.
Sally Discovers New York will be the second in the “Sally Discovers” ebook series. In each story Sally discovers a new destination in her unique doggy centric way. Ever curious, the adventurous lovable black lab Sally is always learning, exploring and making new friends.
For this project, the Stephen Huneck Gallery is trying something new. The creators are asking the Kickstarter community for suggestions of places Sally should visit while in New York City. As Vermonters, they welcome the advice from folks more familiar with the city and wish to engage the crowd-funding community to discover new and unique places for Sally to visit.
The first edition of “Sally Discovers New York” ebook will be published in English, then if stretch funding goals are met, Mandarin, Spanish and French. This will provide a key tool to support children learning English or a second language by creating eBooks that are engaging, multilingual and educational. Translation of this new “Sally Discovers” story into multiple languages is an additional facet of this Kickstarter project echoing New York’s cultural diversity. To learn more about Sally Discovers New York, you can visit the project page at Kickstarter or Dog Mountain. The website includes an entertaining video of Sally explaining her project.
“Although this project has been in the works for months, we had to do some real soul searching about whether or not it was appropriate to launch "Sally Discovers New York" in light of the devastation of New York City by Hurricane Sandy. We came to the realization that New York City is going to need all the tourism dollars it can get in order to rebuild, so if Sally can help build tourism in even a small way, it is a good thing”. The artist’s widow, Gwen Huneck, explains.
Patrick Leahy, a Vermonter, the state’s senior U.S. senator and a longtime friend of Stephen Huneck, said, “Stephen distilled the powerful bonds we have with our pets to reveal the pure wonder and beauty of these relationships. We all try to guess about the inner lives of the animals around us. Stephen seems to have figured it out.”
About Stephen Huneck
The late Stephen Huneck is an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and print maker as well as the creator of the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, VT, where he lived. In 1995 Huneck made his segue into children's books, using his black Lab named Sally as inspiration for his first title: "My Dog's Brain". Huneck went on to write seven more children's books based around Sally, including the New York Times Best-seller Sally Goes to the Beach Stephen created the Dog Chapel, his largest and most ambitious piece of artwork, the Stephen Huneck Gallery and workshop on Dog Mountain near his home in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Dog Mountain continues to be an annual place of refuge for dogs, dog lovers, and art fans alike. The chapel and gallery are open daily as are the miles of trails. Huneck’s hand-carved furniture, sculptures, and woodcut prints are in many prestigious museum and private collections worldwide.
"I believe art should be an integral part of life. I try to give my work an almost magical energy that makes the viewer feel good."
Trajectory is a Cambridge, MA based technology and marketing oriented publishing company that collaborates with leading authors, artists, and traditional publishers. Trajectory has over 130 eBooks and apps available worldwide from Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Bokus, Chapters Indigo, Google play, Kalahari, Kobo Books, Tescoe Books, Whitcoulls, and W.H. Smith. Trajectory titles may be viewed on; Android tablets and smartphones, Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple IPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Barnes and Noble NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color, Google Nexus 7, Kobo Vox Reader, Motorola CLIQ and DroidX, and Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Additional titles in the New York Times best selling Sally Series include: Sally Goes to the Beach, Sally Goes to the Farm, Sally Goes to the Mountains, Sally Goes to the Vet, Sally Gets a Job, Sally’s Snow Adventure, Sally’s Great Balloon Adventure, and Sally Goes to Heaven, Sally Discovers Dog Mountain and Sally Meets Santa are available at a bookstore near you or online at Barnes and Noble. Notable Sally Series awards include: Parents Choice Silver Award Winner, New York Times Best Seller, Child Magazine Best Books, Smithsonian Notable Book, and Society of Illustrators Silver Award Winner.
Press Contacts: Deborah Beatty, Trajectory, Inc. (617) 564-1550 One Broadway – 17th floor, Cambridge, MA 02141 media at trajectory dot com