by James Renny Caleca
Introducing Hope, the Wonder Chicken, who will sing and dance her way into your heart, as well as teach you that a positive attitude and determination can make your dreams come true. When she was younger, Hope and her sisters put on musical shows for the other animals on the farm on which they lived. This encouraged Hope to dream of a career in show business.
As Hope continues to perform, her sisters stop participating and settled down to fulfill their obligations on the farm. Hope decides to pursue her dream in the city, where she is determined to sing and dance for a living. And A STAR IS BORN! – sort of.
With a subtle lesson for all ages about following your dreams and doing what makes you happy, James Renny Caleca has created a bright heroine in Hope, The Wonder Chicken!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
An architect, artist and professor, James Renny Caleca has interests in many diverse fields including science, painting, sculpture, music, and philosophy. He attended school in New York where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees. This story was written in tribute to his mother. The character of Hope was born from a dream about a chicken performing at a supermarket that James had the day after her passing. Currently, James lives on Long Island and values the untainted perceptions of children.
(2003, paperback, 26 pages)