Author bio

Michael Rausch


“Eli’s Magic Moment”


Easton, PA


Michael Rausch is an illustrator living in Easton, PA. He also works as a graphic designer at Crayola, and spends his downtime reading of other worlds, creating other worlds, or playing with his corgi named Watson.

About "Eli's Magic Moment"

This is the story of Eli the elephant, who loves playing basketball, but there’s one problem: he isn’t very good. He can’t shoot. He can’t pass. He can’t dribble. However, Coach Ollie Ostrich knows that Eli can help the team in one way that no one else can. Come follow Eli in his dream to help the Trekkers win the big game against Larry Leopard and the Junglers. It is a fun rhyming story that kids will enjoy and teach them the social/ emotional learning principles of:1) Mentorship: how a coach, parent or teacher can help to provide direction and coaching2) The Confidence to succeed 3) Teamwork