MYSTIC was recently chosen by Florida Virtual School to be the featured book in their One Book, One School Adventure. With over 3,000 Kindle downloads in five months and a 4.5 star average on Amazon.com, MYSTIC is a fantastic book children will love.
KD Rausin's incredible debut novel, MYSTIC, is a middle grade fantasy that is getting rave reviews. It was recently selected by the Florida Virtual School to be the featured book in their new One Book, One School initiative. This program is designed to create a shared reading experience within a single school community comprised of more than 150,000 students in Florida alone. They believe that that reading is the key to successful learning, and one of their literacy goals is to build a community of readers among their students, parents, and staff.
MYSTIC is a novel about Amelia Dean, an orphan who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, and her best friend Greg. During a trip with Greg and his Grandma K, a strange accident transports them to a new world full of odd creatures and a lion-man named Winston.
However, none of that is as important as the fact that in MYSTIC... she's healed. But when Greg is captured by the nefarious wizard Ralient, it's up to Amelia to save him. On her amazing journey, she learns the secret to who she really is and that her true strength was inside her the whole time, wheelchair or not. Newly walking and with the shocking knowledge of her true heritage, Amelia soon discovers that being like most kids isn't what she really wanted... or is it?
Kirkus describes MYSTIC as, " A well-told story of one girl's growing confidence and strength in a magical land." Written with the goal to uplift and inspire while entertaining, MYSTIC is a unique fantasy novel whose main character uses a wheelchair. With an emphasis on friendship, inner strength, and overcoming any adversity that comes your way, this engrossing novel shows young readers that with the right mindset, they can do anything.
Florida Virtual School embraced these values and created a three week curriculum during which students and teachers read the book, discussed it and created games, audio recordings, and pictures based upon the characters and world of MYSTIC.
The paperback version of MYSTIC is available for $9.95 from Amazon.com. The Kindle version is for sale at $2.99.
About KD Rausin
Author KD Rausin is a teacher living in Cape Coral, Florida. She is a wife and mother of two. After her daughter was paralyzed in a car accident at the age of ten, KD Rausin's focus shifted to teaching her daughter to chase her dreams, wheelchair or no wheelchair, and that her strength comes from within. Six years ago, she attended a writing workshop and was inspired to try her hand at children's fantasies. Mystic has been edited under the guidance of Emma D. Dryden of drydenbks LLC; author and editor have worked diligently towards the ultimate goal of having this book in the hands of children everywhere.
For more information about MYSTIC, please visit kdrausin.com or contact KD Rausin by phone, 239-223-0082, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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