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I'm Carol Bender, author of The Doctor's Little Stowaway.

About the Author
About the Author: Carol Bender is a retired school teacher. She is married and has four children and lots of grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Carol has always loved to read and especially enjoyed reading and sharing books with all of the young children in her life. This book is her first attempt at writing for children and she is very excited about bringing her story ideas to life. Her goal is to bring many smiles to young children's faces as they read or listen to the story of Grace and her adventure.

About the illustrator: Darlene Bender is the illustrator for "The Doctor's Little Stowaway". Darlene owns her own business, "Off the Wall Customs" where she specializes in painting murals for businesses as well as individual customers. She enjoyed bringing this story to life with her fantastic pictures

About my latest book, The Doctor's Little Stowaway

This book is about Grace, a young girl in the early 1900s when the automobile was a fairly new invention. Grace's curiosity gets the best of her and she sneaks into a doctor's car just to see what it would be like to sit in a car. She begins to daydream that she is taking a ride when suddenly the car door opens and the doctor drives off on his way to visit his patients, unaware that he has a passenger along. What happens after that makes for a very interesting and exciting adventure, not only for Grace and the doctor but also for her family when they discover she is missing.