Australian writer Krista Brennan hopes to raise $6,600 on Kickstarter for a steampunk version of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved novel, The Wind in the Willows. The funds will be used to produce an eBook, a black-and-white paperback book, and a full-colour hardcover edition.
Brennan’s project, Steam in the Willows, will contain forty illustrations. In the past, she has worked on steampunk versions of The Holy Bible. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:
“One of the key messages of Wind in the Willows and the modern maker movement is the same: Yes, it is very shiny and new, but do you really have to buy another mass-produced, gas-guzzling SUV, Mr. Toad? Steam in the Willows is about celebrating and weaving both of these fine things together. “