BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Hope At Sea, An Adventure Story by Daniel Miyares

TITLE: Hope At Sea, An Adventure Story


PUBLISHER: Anne Schwartz Books, 2021

SYNOPSIS: “Hope doesn’t only want to listen to her father’s stories about his voyages at sea, she wants to be part of those stories.

And so, unbeknownst to her parents, she stows away on her father’s 19th-century merchant vessel. But look… The wind has picked up and the sky is darkening…

Could there be such a thing as an adventure that is too exciting?”

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Everything about this book grabs my attention! Stunning illustrations. A touch of nautical history. And of course, the ocean which ALWAYS calls to me! Author/Illustrator Daniel Miyares creates an action packed adventure on the high seas with this tale of one girl’s attempt to join her father on a trip of a lifetime. The young narrator stows away on board while this newly built clipper ship travels to faraway lands like West Indies and Port Rio Grande. But when an angry storm threatens their very lives, who or what will come to their aid and bring them safely home? You’ll have to pick up this wonderful book to find out! Great addition to any library!

RATING: *****5 Stars *****


1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!


“Eight-year-old Hailey loved wearing hats! She had a special hat for almost every adventure of the week! But what happens when she runs out of hats? Who will she be then?

HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!

***Ebook on sale now for $2.99! Softcover also available! (***

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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