Yuri Was Very Brave

A project in Washington, DC by Bright Eye Media

Status: Active

A Children's Book About the First Human In Space
Backers: 71
Average Daily Pledges: $283
Average Pledge Per Backer: $80

Funding: $5,659 of $10,000
Dates: Apr 3rd -> May 3rd (30 days)
Project By: Bright Eye Media
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Latest News

We've passed 50% funding!

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
With a little less than two weeks left, we've passed the 50% mark for Funding! Right now, our biggest asset is YOU! Please keep telling anyone you know about the project, and we'll be able to make this happen. This has always been a grass roots... (Read More)

We've crossed the 40% mark, but still need your help!

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

New Art! Preliminary sketches for pages 1–4

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Illustration by Pradyuman Kodavatiganti  (Read More)


April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Today is the 58th anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin. Around the planet, people are celebrating with parties coordinated by Yuri's Night (yurisnight.net). Check out their party map to find an event near you or register your... (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: 'Yuri Was Very Brave,' a Children's Book About the First Human in Space

April 12th - via: geekdad.com
When it comes to space exploration, the first names that come to most people’s — or, at least, most Americans’ — minds are Glenn, Armstrong, Aldrin, and maybe Shepard. But the Space Race ended with the breakup of the Soviet Union back in 1991, so it’s high time the cosmonauts got their due. So it’s fitting that today, April 12, also known as Yuri’s Night, we mention a Kickstarter campaign for a book to teach little kids about Yuri Gagarin, the Soviet cosmonaut who was the first human being to leave the Earth’s atmosphere and the first to orbit the planet. (Read More)

New Art! "Let's Go!"

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Yuri pushed buttons. He waited for the signal. He pushed the last button. Illustration by Pradyuman Kodavatiganti  (Read More)

We're 25% of the way there!

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We reached the twenty-five percent mark in less than a week! Thank you all very much for your support. We still need your help, though. If you have any friends, family or workmates who have kids and might be interested in the story of Yuri, please... (Read More)

Preliminary Sketches

April 7th - via: kickstarter.com
These are some of the sketches PK put together while we were working on the artistic style for the book. Illustrations by Pradyuman Kodavatiganti  (Read More)

New Art of the view from space

April 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's another little taste of the amazing art PK is making for the book. Illustration by Pradyuman Kodavatiganti  (Read More)

Read the book (text) Now!

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
 Here's a preview of the story!  (Read More)

Bookstore Discount!

April 4th - via: kickstarter.com
If you want to order multiple copies for a gift shop, school system, or bookstore, check out the Party Pack or Cosmic Party Pack for a discount of up to 50% per book! The Party Pack gets you 10 books for $12 each! The Cosmic Party Pack gets you 20... (Read More)

Shipping issue resolved!

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We fixed the problems with the shipping costs.  (Read More)

Problem with Early Bird Discount Shipping Fee

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
There's a problem with the US Shipping fee on the Early Bird Special. It should be $5, not $15. We have a ticket into Kickstarter to fix that, and we'll make sure the reduced fee is retroactive.  (Read More)

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