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Ava Tree and the Wishes Three

by Jeanne Betancourt

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summary: Ava makes a wish on her birthday and she is surprised to see that the next day her wish came true! She discovers that she may have wishing powers!

classroom connection: This would be a fun book for read aloud. I think it would really grab the students attention. The idea of a birthday wish coming true is so fun for kids!
  ShelbyDietsch | Jun 10, 2012 |
This is a sweet story that has great illustrations. I really like the way this book is told and the pictures. I think children would be interested in this book, and would like to have it read, or read it themselves.
  katie.flanigan | Dec 6, 2010 |
This is about a young girl who's parents have died and her older brother takes care of her. It is Eva's birthday and she decided to have a backwards birthday. Everyone wears their clothes backward, talk backward etc. Magical things happen on her birthday, and she gets wishing power. She wishes good things for people and they come true. She wishes something bad on someone and something bad happened to her. The moral is that is although sad things happen in life there is still magic and imagination out there.
  awinkler | Dec 4, 2010 |
This book is a delight in it's storytelling ability, with it's beautiful illustrations and funny prediciments. Very inventive.
  Day4 | Jun 5, 2010 |
Eight-year-old Ava realizes that she needs to be careful about what she asks for when her wishes start coming true during her "backwards, upside-down, and inside-out" birthday party.
  prkcs | Aug 11, 2009 |
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Can Ava wish for anything she wants on her birthday--and every day after that--and have it come true? What if her biggest wish is to undo the saddest thing in her life so far (and possibly forever)? Can that wish come true, too?
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312377606, Hardcover)

The morning of Ava Tree’s eighth birthday begins the same as always . . . only different. Today, Ava makes wishes and they come true. It's A for Amazing!

     First, she wishes that her pet rabbit, Tibbar, will use the toilet instead of his messy, annoying litter box . . . and he does. Then she wishes that her best friend's very proper mother will not ruin her very improper backwards birthday party by making it forward, upside up right, down side down, and right side out . . . and she doesn't.

     Can Ava wish for anything she wants on her birthday--and every day after that--and have it come true? What if her biggest wish is to undo the saddest thing in her life so far (and possibly forever)? Can that wish come true, too?

     It couldn't hurt to try. 

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:49 -0400)

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Eight-year-old Ava realizes that she needs to be careful about what she asks for when her wishes start coming true during her "backwards, upside-down, and inside-out" birthday party.

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