Bunny's Wish

Nancy VanDusen nan22van@aol.com 1676549161019


2000s,1940s & '50s

Nancy Lee VanDusen

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Five-year-old Bunny and eight-year-old Gabby initially meet atop moon-lit, critter-populated, 1,100 foot high Pachappa Hill. Gabby spots Bunny sitting on a large, flat rock gazing into star-crowded heavens, wishing for a friend. The two readily banter and bond; and with "thinking-caps" on, arrive upon a way for Gabby to return to her school, Browning Vale Elementary, with Bunny by her side.



Short Summary

Once upon a time, there lived a little girl whose family called her Bunny. Bunny loved her daytime life, playing hard and listening to her mother read pictures books out loud. But Bunny had a secret. She could fly. If she closed her eyes as her mother lovingly whispered, "Sleep well, little Bunny. See you in the morning," it was straight to her back screen door...


Somewhere in southern California

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist,Other

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Gabriella Villanueva

Age: eight-years-old

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Insecure,Leader,Skillful,Gracious,Charming,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bunny Lee

Age: five-years-old

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Faithful,Gracious,Engaging,Funny,Naive,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Mrs. Vanderpool

Age: 55 years

Gender: Female

Role: logical

Key Traits: Confident,Empathetic,Educated,Strong Moral Code,Engaging,Flexible,Leader,Skillful,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Holden T. Handstone

Age: Unknown

Gender: Other

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Modest

About The Author

Nancy Lee Van Dusen is a retired elementary school living in Palm Desert, CA. She has written three children's novels (a trilogy), has a collection of creative nonfiction and has written one fiction short story. She has completed numerous writing classes and workshops at University of California, Riverside, Extension.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12,6 and under

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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