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Closed 30/06/2021

raised of £5,000 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £485 to Print and distribute Humbert Bear, an illustrated children's book about hope in the face of adversity

    Funded on Wednesday, 30th June 2021

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    A new dawn lights up the sky in 2021. A new hope.

    It is time for a new wave of Humbert books to travel forth.

    You may remember that Humbert first showed up at every Children’s Hospice in the UK for Christmas 2016. Then along came international possibilities and the book was translated into German, Spanish and Croatian. And a new Kickstarter was born to translate this wee book into Norwegian, Swedish, French, Portugese, Danish, Hungarian and distribute the books to Children's Hospices, Hospitals and other relevant places in the various countries. Recently, a Dutch version has become available too.

    Then a Danish publisher (Superlux) decided that it was time to take Humbert up and make it available to the public. A German publisher (Der Erzahlverlag) did the same, and a website was born (

    Then, this year, India has come into it own and has doubled the number of languages it wants to have printed, as it's been translated into 7 different Indian languages (Urdu , Hindi , Punjabi , Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Gujarati), so it is high time for another crowdfunder to get its skates on so it will get to Children's Hospices, charities and hospitals around the world.

    So this is the ambition for Easter 2021!



    • Alexander Mackenzie3 years ago
      Alexander Mackenzie

      Alexander Mackenzie

      3 years ago

      A great virtual hug of thanks to all of you that helped support this project! I am going to close this project now as Easter is upon us and with is a new year of grace, hope and charity. I will take the funds sent and will put it to the costs and distribution of ‘Humbertbear likes to doze ‘. Thank you for all your help with this and Happy Easter 💛

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    • Alexander Mackenzie3 years ago
      Alexander Mackenzie

      Alexander Mackenzie

      3 years ago

      Its almost Easter and the original plan was to close this crowdfunder then. But it has come to my attention that maybe not everyone received the Facebook notification of the Just Giving site. So excuse me if I am letting you know that of this wee book again. I am not nagging you . Just to say that my intention is to use whatever money I get, to print and distribute the books. Meanwhile I am seeking an Indian publisher and donations will go to printing and distribution of the book in these languages. Happy Easter one and all, Alexander

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    • Alexander Mackenzie3 years ago
      Alexander Mackenzie

      Alexander Mackenzie

      3 years ago

      Hi folks, although this book has been going since 2016, every year it has had new translations, and in 2020 it was published in three different countries. One of them was in Hungary and of course I was invited to the book launch, but Covid put a spanner in the works. This is the video I recorded for them, instead of my actual presence. Enjoy!

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    3 years ago

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    • Amelia & Tiba

      Amelia & Tiba

      May 31, 2021

      This looks like a wonderful project, Alexander. Good luck and much love!


    • Kathryn Locke

      Kathryn Locke

      Mar 26, 2021


    • Anonymous


      Mar 18, 2021

      Good luck Alexander!

    • Catherine/Mark


      Mar 15, 2021

      We hope Humbert travels far! All the best from the de Vries clan.


    • Zambodhi xx

      Zambodhi xx

      Mar 15, 2021

      Thank you for sharing Humbert's international journey, may he go far! 💕


    • Kath Cleeve

      Kath Cleeve

      Mar 14, 2021


    • Zsuzsi Prepok

      Zsuzsi Prepok

      Mar 12, 2021


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    Alexander Mackenzie

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    Alexander Mackenzie is an author and illustrator who created ‘Humbert Bear Likes to Doze‘ as a book for children with shorter lives around the world. To date, this book has been translated into 20 languages and relies on your support for it to be printed and distributed.

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