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  Jeanne Betancourt  
     

About the Author

“Born in 1941, Jeanne Betancourt grew up in rural Vermont, where she spent a lot of time helping out on the dairy farm across the road from her family's house. Though at the time she had no intention of becoming a writer — she studied dance and planned to dance with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall someday — her rural upbringing would later provide ideas and background for many of her books. First, however, Betancourt moved with her family to the city, where she finished school; she then pursued a religious calling, becoming a nun as well as a high school teacher.

After leaving the order, Betancourt moved to New York City, where she married, raised her daughter, Nicole, divorced, remarried, taught high school, and earned a degree in film from New York University. She wrote her first children's book in 1982, and since then has written a wide variety of acclaimed fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. Betancourt drew on her own memories and dreams while writing Kate's Turn, which focuses on a young teen's pursuit of a dance career; her own experience with dyslexia helped her create the title character of My Name Is Brian. And her rural upbringing, of course, helped her create the popular Pony Pals series.

In addition to writing books, Betancourt has also written for television, and has received six Emmy Award nominations, two Humanities citations, and the National Psychological Award for Excellence in the Media. She divides her time between an apartment in New York City and a home in rural Connecticut. “


 

Books by the Author

  • FICTION
  • The Last Pony Ride (2004) Pony Pals Super Specials
  • Pony Problem (2003) Pony Pals Super Specials
  • Ponies on Parade (2003) Pony Pals
  • No Ponies in the House! (2003) Pony Pals
  • Pony and the Haunted Barn (2003) Pony Pals
  • The Fourth Pony Pal (2002) Pony Pals Super Special
  • Magic Pony (2002) Pony Pals
  • The Pony and the Lost Swan (2002) Pony Pals
  • What’s Wrong with My Pony (2001) Pony Pals
  • He’s My Pony (2001) Pony Pals
  • Ponies From the Past (2001) Pony Pals
  • Pony-4-Sale (2001) Pony Pals
  • Lost and Found (2001) Pony Pals
  • The Newborn Pony (2000) Pony Pals
  • Pony and the Missing Dog (2000) Pony Pals
  • Movie Star Pony (2000) Pony Pals
  • The Lonely Pony (2000) Pony Pals
  • The Unlucky Pony (2000) Pony Pals
  • The Pony and the Bear (1999) Pony Pals
  • Western Pony (1999) Pony Pals
  • The Winning Pony (1999) Pony Pals
  • Stolen Ponies (1999) Pony Pals
  • Moving Pony (1999) Pony Pals
  • The Ghost Pony (1997) Pony Pals Super Specials
  • The Story of Our Ponies (1997) Pony Pals Super Specials
  • The Saddest Pony (1997) Pony Pals
  • Detective Pony (1997) Pony Pals
  • Missing Pony Pal (1997) Pony Pals
  • The Blind Pony (1997) Pony Pals
  • Pony-sitters (1997) Pony Pals
  • The Girl Who Hated Ponies (1997) Pony Pals
  • The Baby Pony (1996) Pony Pals Super Special
  • Keep Out, Pony! (1996) Pony Pals
  • Circus Pony (1996) Pony Pals
  • Don’t Hurt My Pony (1996) Pony Pals
  • The Wild Pony (1996) Pony Pals
  • Goodbye Pony (1996) Pony Pals
  • Runaway Pony (1995) Pony Pals
  • Too Many Ponies (1995) Pony Pals
  • Pony to the Rescue (1995) Pony Pals
  • Give Me Back My Pony (1995) Pony Pals
  • A Pony In Trouble (1995) Pony Pals
  • A Pony For Keeps (1995) Pony Pals
  • I Want A Pony (1995)
  • Others...
  • Close Up (2004)
  • Black and White (2004)
  • Exposed (2003)
  • Self-Portrait (2003)
  • Go, Girl, Go! (1999)
  • Fight, Bulldogs, Fight! (1999)
  • Ready, Shoot Score! (1999)
  • We’ve Got Spirit (1999)
  • Ten True Animal Rescues (1998)
  • My Name is Brain Brian (1993)
  • Kate’s Turn (1992)
  • Valentine Blues (1990)
  • More than Meets the Eye (1990)
  • Crazy Christmas (1988)
  • Not Just Party Girls (1988)
  • Home Sweet Home (1988)
  • Sweet Sixteen and Never…(1986)
  • Between Us (1986)
  • Puppy Love (1986)
  • The Edge (1985)
  • Turtle Time (1985)
  • The Rainbow Kid (1983)
  • Dear Diary (1983)
  • Am I Normal (1983)
  • NON FICTION
  • SMILE! How to Cope with Braces (1982)
  • Woman In Focus (1974)
  • SERIES
  • Pony Pals
  • Pony Pals Super Special
  • Three Girls in the City
  • Cheer USA!
  • Pony Mysteries
  • TELEPLAYS; PRODUCED AS “AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY’S (ABC) AFTERSCHOOL SPECIALS
  • Supermom’s Daughter (1987)
  • Teen Father (1986)
  • Are You My Mother? (1986)
  • I Want To Go Home (1985)
  • Don’t Touch (1985)
  • Author of a number of Scripts too.
 

*Note*

  • If there is a book on the author’s list and its non-horsey but you would really like to get your hands on it, just ask.
  • Jody xxx
 

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