Hope and Fortune

Hope and Fortune

by Marissa Bañez
Hope and Fortune

Hope and Fortune

by Marissa Bañez


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A child who loses her way seeks help from 12 multi-cultural and multi-generational fairies, who give her practical life advice to get on the right track.

Trying to possess its beauty, Esperanza chases after a butterfly, which inevitably leaves her behind, lost and scared. Then, she meets 12 Fortune Fairies. Among them is the Fortune Fairy of Beauty, who talks about the beautiful butterfly that flew away and comforts Esperanza by saying: "Beauty is not what you see with your eyes but with your heart." The other Fortune Fairies likewise give Esperanza words to live by to discover her true path.

Hope and Fortune is a children's book with positive and frank messages about empowerment and self-discovery, designed to stay with a child well beyond childhood.

Through her non-traditional Fortune Fairies, Marissa Bañez uses unvarnished words and vivid images to convey inspirational, aspirational, and optimistic perspectives on meeting some of life's challenges. Hope and Fortune is an invaluable toolbox containing tools to help children cope in their personal life journeys. It is a MUST BUY not only for children but for everyone who has ever felt lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781685131173
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 02/02/2023
Pages: 46
Sales rank: 1,096,830
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

About the Author

A first-generation immigrant to the U.S. from the Philippines, Marissa Bañez is a graduate of Princeton University and a lawyer licensed to practice in New York, California and New Jersey. She has published legal articles for the prestigious New York Law Journal and the American Bar Association, but her true passion for writing lies in her children's stories. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Her childhood was filled with many original stories and puppet shows made up entirely by her mom. In her free time, Marissa likes to travel, design and make clothes, cook, binge-watch Star Trek shows and Korean dramas, and occasionally strum a guitar.
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