Literary

Yeti Leaves Home: A Children's Book by Jennifer Campbell and Troy Harris

There's a time in everyone's lifespan when they must buck up, journey from the nest, and make their way in the world. It's one of the hallmarks of growing up and is at the very heart of Yeti Leaves Home, a new children's book being developed by local artists Jennifer Campbell and Troy Harris.

It's a colorful tome that features a touching coming-of-age tale about an adolescent creature that's trying to make his way in the world.

"The story is about a Yeti, and he's searching for his new home," Campbell says. "He's grown up and looking for a place of his own. And [the book] is about his journey and all the people he meets along the way."

Campbell and Harris have gone through a tumultuous journey of their own creating the 45-page book over the past few months and attempting to get it published. But if the pair are unable to drum up enough funding via Kickstarter by the end of this week, they're journey might not have a happy ending.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.