The Good Fortune

Children - Grade K-3rd
32 Pages
Reviewed on 04/09/2023
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Author Biography

I am an Arkansan Author who worked in the hospice healthcare field for many years. I have always loved writing, poetry is one of my hobbies that I enjoy.I loved caring for the elderly and I now I have the pleasure of being an award winning children's author of "The Good Fortune" that I believe will enhance quality bonding time and promote opportunities of family communication. My inspiration for "The Good Fortune" comes from spending time with my grandmother and parents who helped me understand the importance of family time together and its valuable contribution to your life going forward.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Doreen Chombu for Readers' Favorite

The Good Fortune by Shawana Davenport is a children's picture book about having fun with family and friends. Frannie and her little brother Willie love visiting their Aunt Bea every summer because they play games and listen to her old stories. One particular summer, the duo knocks on Aunt Bea's cottage door and is overjoyed to find Miss Minnie there because, with her around, Frannie cannot lose a game to her aunt. Aunt Bea promises that they will play the best game ever. Frannie is excited because the rules are simple; roll some stones with numbers and land on your fortune, but Aunt Bea's games are not ordinary. Immediately after Frannie starts the game, the ground begins to shake, and they are all transported to a mythical land. Join Frannie, Willie, Miss Minnie, and Aunt Bea as they enjoy family time together and embark on a magical adventure.

I loved reading The Good Fortune because of its unusual plotline and stunning scenery. I was thoroughly surprised by the unexpected turn of events. Shawana Davenport leads the reader into thinking this is just an ordinary family time storybook, but it is much more than that. The tale covers themes of love and togetherness. These are all vital ideals to instill in children. All the characters had great chemistry and cheerful personalities. The book contains colorful illustrations depicting lush fields and adorable characters. I recommend parents and guardians read this book with their children and teach them about the joy of spending time with loved ones. An amazing story.


Loved The Book!!! Every Child Should Have This Book In Their Library


This book was a complete hit in my household. My girls loved it as a matter a fact they couldn't put it down once they got started. My girls say that the book was creative and heartfelt plus teaches a life lesson and I agree!!! It's amazing what one book can teach a child. I salute the Author for making this book truly special!!!


Got this book for my youngest for bedtime. It's was the best way to go on an adventure in his own bedroom! He loved the bright pictures and the story itself. Definitely recommend!


When my girls were growing up there wasn't much in the way of representation for them. Now 20 years later we have an abundance to choose from with our grandson. I was so excited when The Good Fortune arrived today! The illustrations are colorful and great to discuss as you read through the story. My grandson loved reading the book and is ready to read it again when Papa gets home!! Grab your copy now!!


My daughter loved this book and the characters are truly amazing for any child.The big surprise for me as a parent was the lessons of being brave and spending time with family that is most important. If your a parent and you are looking for a book that you and your children will love, this is it!! Kudos to the Author