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Elle & Buddy
K. D. Rausin; Muza Ulasowski , illus.

Peter E. Randall Publisher
2015 • 32 pp. color illus. throughout 9 x 9"
Juvenile Fiction - Self Esteem / Juvenile Fiction - Dogs / Children's Fiction - Special Issues/Needs

$13.95 Paperback, 978-1-942155-00-3

“Inspiring and courageous! A girl, her dog, and a magical racing wheelchair!”—Deanna Francey, Fort Myers Academy of Arts, Media Specialist

Elle is afraid to ride a Ferris wheel, but after she learns to use a racing wheelchair it gives her the courage to face her fear

Elle is afraid to ride the Ferris wheel at the local fair. She prefers to keep her wheels on the ground with her huge, slobbering dog, Buddy. On the way home she see some athletes using racing wheelchairs and becomes excited. After her mom surprises her with a racing wheelchair of her own, she and Buddy train together. Elle’s confidence grows and when the fair returns Elle now has the courage to conquer her fear and go on the ride.

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“An inspiring story to anyone who needs to believe anything is possible, with determination.”—Lew Friedland, former president, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Florida

K. D. Rausin is the author of the middle grade fantasy Mystic, which was featured as Florida Virtual School’s One Book One School Adventure. She’s a former teacher who lives in sunny Cape Coral, Florida surrounded by pets and two wonderful children. Her website can found at

Muza Ulasowski works from her home studio set in the leafy western suburb of Brookfield in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She has illustrated nine books for children, including The Sea Cat Dreams, I Can’t Hear You! I Can’t See You!, and Suvi and the Sky Folk. Her work can be viewed at

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