Fascinating Folktales of Punjab:Books 9,10,11

Sponsored Externally Updated on 9/12/2017

In the past three years, we have brought to you eight books (five board books and three hardcovers), the first ever Punjabi/English/Romanized, illustrated folktales that awed children and their parents alike. We are working tirelessly to raise the level and continue the book series for our elementary grade children (5-12 yrs).

On Vaisakhi 2018, we plan to launch next three fully colored illustrated books, that will extend the hardcover series. Each book will be hardbound, with appx. forty-five pages of fun that will transport you to the land of Punjab.

The purpose of this project is two folds:

1. Expand children's association with the Punjabi language and Gurmukhi script to their everyday life via ancient folk stories beautifully retold in captivating picture books.

2. Preserve ancient folktales of Punjab that have been handed down from generations orally but are dying due to lack of focused effort to document and share them.

But our biggest goal is to make children fall in love with these books. We want to give them a sense of joy and pride in their Mother Language. Something that has been missing from the Punjabi literature scene worldwide. We have made it happen before and we will continue doing that with your support.

These tales will be full of life lessons, preserve authentic Punjabi language, life style, flora, and fauna in vivid illustrations that children will get attracted to and absorb effortlessly. These stories are told poetically so children will memorize them easily and intuitively expand their vocabulary.

They are also great tools for grandparents to connect to their younger generations. They make excellent text books for Punjabi Schools worldwide.

Please email us at folktalesofpunjab@gmail.com for any questions.

For a donation of $100 you will qualify for 2 free sets (6 books) to be shipped to your U.S. address.
For $300 donation you can adopt a full box of 10 sets (30 books) for your family and friends shipped to your U.S. address.
For $550 donation you can adopt 2 boxes of 20 sets (60 books) for your community shipped to your U.S. address.

Please note that the adopted books will shipped once printed. (Tentative timeline April 2018)

Thank You for your support.

Gurmeet Kaur

ps: Project Breakdown for three books set is as following.

Text research, translations, proofs - $1000
Graphic Design, Illustrations - $4000
Printing and Proofs - $12000
Shipping and Clearance - $3000

Total: $20,000

---Project Update---- Sept 12th 2017-----

We have a further delay on this project due to unavailability of our artist and several other parallel projects going on at the Fascinating Folktales. The new estimated completion is Summer of 2018. I can assure you that when completed, this will be a work of unparalleled beauty. Thank You, so much for your patience and support. - Gurmeet Kaur

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