Jeanne Betancourt

2 posts categorized "Ava Tree and the Wishes Three"

Posted on May 22 2011 | Categories: Ava Tree and the Wishes Three, School Visits

What do you wish for? Third graders who read Ava Tree and the Wishes Three answer that question. Their sometimes comical and always sincere wishes reveal the magic and poignancy of childhood. Watch, too, for the murals they made illustrating their wishes.

This video is my daughter and son-in-law’s response to my birthday wish for a video to celebrate Ava Tree and the Wishes Three. Nicole Betancourt is a filmmaker with her own company Parent Earth and Bray Poor is a musician who designs sound for plays.

Send your wishes and I will post some in a future blog. Be sure to include your name and age.

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Posted on October 16 2008 | Categories: Ava Tree and the Wishes Three

by Jeanne Betancourt

Illustrated by Angela Dominguez

Everyone knows you get to make a wish when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake. It’s one of those rules about life. But what if your wish came true? 

When Ava Tree’s pet rabbit, Tibbar, wakes her up on the morning of her eighth birthday, Ava discovers she has wishing power. At least, she thinks so!   

But will it last? Are there some wishes that are just too big? Can you wish for those things anyway?

In this timeless, heartwarming tale of a girl, her pet rabbit, and the magic of wishes, Ava Tree is learning that there are limits to even the strongest magic . . . but it still couldn’t hurt to try.

Ava Tree and the Wishes Three will be available in Spring of '09.  Pre-order from Amazon.