Books

Children’s Books

Founding member Sybil Dukehart was not only an avid driver but also wrote a few children’s books. After an operation when she was forced to spend some down time, Sybil approached USDFD volunteer Jo Asher who is a wonderful artist. Sybil asked her if she would be interested in illustrating a children’s book if Sybil wrote the stories. Each of the stories below holds pages of beautiful illustrations drawn by Jo Asher and were written, published, and donated by Sybil as one of her many contributions to United States Driving for the Disabled. These unique books are in very limited supply.

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"Surprise! Surprise!"

Stars a young girl named Rosalie who is paralyzed in a car accident. Poor Rosalie is so depressed, that is, until her parents take her to the country where she wakes up next to a pony farm.

Price:$20.00




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"Thank You, Thank You!"

Stars a young girl named Rosalie who was paralyzed in a car accident. In this story Rosalie is older and is now able to drive her best friend, a pony named Surprise. Surprise and Rosalie spend the summer training for their local horse show.

Price:$15.00




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"A Pony of My Own"

A young child finds a pony in the field next door, so the child’s family posts notices around town advertising a found pony. The child starts the pony’s training, but will he/she be able to keep him?

Price:$20.00




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"Happy Birthday!"

This is the only one of Sybil’s books that was illustrated by Sinikka Benson.

Mrs. Smith and Rosalie are back again in “Happy Birthday”. Mrs. Smith has a herd of gray ponies. One spring she gets quite a surprise when a black foal is born on the farm. Mrs. Smith tells Rosalie that she’s sure he’ll stop growing and turn gray, but the following year he’s still the same. What is Mrs. Smith to do with a too large black pony on a gray pony farm? He doesn’t quite fit. Could Rosalie find him a home?

Price:$15.00