Welcome to Creative Storytellers
Commercial Design, Graphics, & Publishing as Philanthropy
Creative Storytellers is the commercial design, graphics, and publishing division of Pegasus Media Solutions, B.V., a Limited Liability Company wholly owned by Stichting Endangered Child (The Endangered Child Foundation) in The Netherlands. The Endangered Child Foundation provides realistic and practical solutions for the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless and otherwise endangered children, and to help coalesce the efforts of all those who advocate for disavowed children everywhere.
The net profits from all Creative Storytellers’ design and publishing projects are dedicated to the Foundation’s work with forsaken and disavowed children. Your purchase therefore of any of our books, digital products, travel programs, or other media means that you too are playing a significant part in giving forsaken children the chance to realize a normal life, and the opportunities they so richly deserve. To learn more about our work with endangered kids, please visit www.EndangeredChild.foundation.
Our Featured Books
The Remarkable Woman
Who Changed the History of Art
Following the success of the highly acclaimed book Van Gogh’s Untold Journey, William Havlicek and David Glen now tell the remarkable story of Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, his sister-in-law, without whom little of the inimitable Vincent would ever have been known. This well-researched work—never before told with any adequacy—also gives Theo, Vincent’s devoted brother, suitable recognition for the significant part he played in ensuring the legacy of Vincent van Gogh’s genius.
After the deaths of Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo, Johanna (Theo’s wife) undertook the awesome task of preserving a legacy virtually unmatched in the history of art, for she became keeper and advocate of Vincent’s immense collection of paintings, sketches, and illustrations, and to chronicle over 520 hand-written letters (eventually more than 900 would come to light). Without the foresight and determination of this remarkable woman, we would never have come to know the uncommon genius that was Vincent van Gogh.
Memories of a Family in British Colonial Kenya
By Catherine Keese
When Catherine Keese first set out to write this book, she was full of trepidation. “How,” she asked, “would I ever be able to remember all the happenings of our lives back then, and more importantly the nuance of it all? Could I accurately portray the magnificent, equatorial landscape we called home, or the vastness of the African sky? Could I relate what life was like under the forbearance of Africa’s natural order where man, beast, and the elements lent constant danger and exhilaration to every hour of every day? Would I be able to adequately explain the fragility of our political posture and prospects? And could I do justice to the colorful characters who shared with us the anxieties and rewards of life in a British colony? I think I was horrified that I might end up with a book that defined mundaneness—like Lionel Hardcastle’s proverbial My Life in Kenya in the TV series ‘As Time Goes By’.”
In this fascinating book, told with great candor and humor, she adds: “. . . for better or worse, I offer the story of our family in Kenya, and the fascinating, pivotal times in which we lived. While told from my personal perspective, it is the record of a Scottish family’s evolution from its working-class roots in Glasgow, through emigration, war, jubilation, illness, defiance, loss, and redemption. It is also the tale of life on a Kenya farm with all its trials and tribulations. Yet what remains for me is a picture of sun-drenched exuberance under that vast African sky—a Van Gogh painting whose bold, profuse brushstrokes and vibrant colors are the distillation of times gone by and all that happened to us. It’s a happy canvas that I gaze at a lot.”
“This is a truly excellent book, well written, and beautifully printed. The author has shown that most ordinary people have an interesting story to tell, and she describes with humor and candor her years living in Kenya, and all that entailed, through good times and bad. This book had me laughing and also crying but it is a great example of how people can overcome great adversity with a positive and never-say-die spirit.”
~ F. Vanderheyden