The Hope Star by Eric Brutnall – Review and Giveaway

*AD-Gifted: We were gifted a copy of The Hope Star in exchange for this post.

Last week we read a book called The Fish with a Wish from the publishers Austin Macauley. Today we are back with another book from them called The Hope Star by Eric Brutnall.

The Hope Star by Eric Brutnall - Review and Giveaway

Book Description

Izar is the brightest star in the universe. She journeys through the universe carrying out kind deeds. One day she finds a planet that is dark and covered in shadow. There are things living on this planet. But they are missing something…

Izar has to find a way to help this planet become bright and full of hope.

The Hope Star by Eric Brutnall - book Review

About The Author

Eric Brutnall is a primary school teacher living in Maidenhead, UK. He has been a teacher for eighteen years, working in the UK, Mexico and the Czech Republic. 

Eric loves to travel and has been to many different places in the world, including Tanzania, Peru, and Easter Island. He is inspired by stories for children and traditional myths told in different countries and cultures. The Hope Star is his first book.  

What We Thought

The Hope Star is an adorable book with a beautiful message being put across. The illustrations show the feelings through the book visually. The kind star gives hope and shares kindness to Earth after she discovers it looking grey and sad. She approaches people to bring that spark of hope back into their lives. It’s actually very apt at the moment with what’s happening in the world around us. We all are needing that glimmer of hope and positivity, that we will come out the other side of this.

The Hope Star is a lovely read, and I’ve enjoyed reading it with my daughter. It’s a good tool to teach hope and kindness to the ones around us.

The Hope Star by Eric Brutnall - book Review

Available From

You can buy The Hope Star direct from Austin Macauley or from Amazon.


Thanks to Austin Macauley for an extra copy to giveaway. All you have to do is fill in the Gleam widget below.


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65 thoughts on “The Hope Star by Eric Brutnall – Review and Giveaway

  1. This book would be brilliant to send to my granddaughter. I buy her a book every month to encourage reading

  2. A wonderful, inspiring message beautifully illustrated. I would love to share this with my young nephews!

  3. A gorgeous book with a wonderfully inspiring message, which I would love to be able to share with my young nephews!

    1. Sounds like a lovely story book, with a cheerful message:- Brighten up the life of others and yourself through kindness and consideration.

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