When twelve-year-old Birdie goes to meet her grandmother, who is estranged from Birdie's mother, she learns a secret which leads to fantastic adventures, new understanding, and a renewed closeness among members of her family.
On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Kerka returns to the magical land of Aventurine, where she is sent on a seemingly impossible mission that she hopes will bring back the closeness she had with her sisters before their mother's death.
When thirteen-year-old Zally Guevara's grandmother gives her the family's magical cacao seed talisman, Zally dreams her way to Aventurine, an enchanted land where fairy-godmothers-in-training awaken their individual powers.
After waking to find herself in Aventurine--the place where girls train to become fairy godmothers--an African American twin sister who is afraid of discovering her own uniqueness embarks on her first mission, to rescue a special bird's egg before a devastating magical hurricane hits.
When thirteen-year-old Sumi Hara finds her family's magical hand-mirror talisman, she dreams her way to the enchanted land of Aventurine where, as a fairy-godmother-in-training, she discovers her individual power with the help of her handsome guide, Kano.