Hatmakers
Tamzin Merchant, illustrated by Paola Escobar

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Narrated By: Tamzin Merchant

Duration: 7 hours and 18 minutes

What to expect

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The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world.

'Wildly inventive . . . full of laugh-out-loud humour, enchanting magic and rebellious hope. I loved it' Catherine Doyle

Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain.

When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war.

It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why . . .

'An utterly charming adventure full of wildness, wit, magic and heart' Anna James

© Tamzin Merchant 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Children's / Teenage fiction: Action & adventure stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children's / Teenage fiction: Family & home stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Historical fiction, Children's / Teenage general interest: Queens, kings, princesses, princes etc, Children's / Teenage general interest: Clothing & fashion

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An utterly charming adventure full of wildness, wit, magic and heart

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'A cosy magical adventure peppered with charming detail'

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A wildly inventive tale, full of laugh-out-loud humour, enchanting magic and rebellious hope. Charming from first page to last. I loved it