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The Hatmakers

By: Tamzin Merchant,Paola Escobar
Narrated by: Tamzin Merchant
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Summary

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The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world.

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....

©2021 Tamzin Merchant (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Just beautiful!!!

Such a wonderful world has been created full of adventure and intrigue, beauty, courage and love.

Absolutely loved Tamzin's narration.

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Excellent story

Brilliantly read, engaging and beautifully written. My son and I listened to it over several car journeys. We were both hooked

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A lovely story and read wonderfully by the author

A lovely story which is read by the author and makes a big difference to the rhythm of the narration.
Well written with a good storyline

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Lovely book

I loved this book because it is widely inventive and charming for all great readers

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Enchanting

Beautifully crafted - a story with passion, magic, exciting plot twists and a sense of history. Loved it!

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very nice

it's very nice and the pacing and world is well defined and just the right size. but after the start I felt there was too much bad luck followed by a sudden huge amount of luck at the end. otherwise great! nice ending

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AMAZING!!!!!

It’s a emotional story and I love the friendship between cor and goose I love it !!!!!!

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WOW!

I was quite unsure about getting this audiobook as I had heard nothing about it, and I wasn’t sure wether Tazmin was getting the praise because she is an actor. Well, let me confirm, the hype is real! This was an amazing, fast paced book, which at the same time managed to be thoughtful, as it is centred around peace. The author had me hanging on to every word, and it is a complex storyline that does a perfect job of unraveling itself inch by inch until the climax where everything sort of slots into place for you and you are like: How did I not see that?! It is very well written and Cordelia is relatable, but has that good depth to a character that you see in all good books. It is one of my favourite books right now, and is bound to stay up there! It is totally worth the credit and is for all ages (I know my mum certainly likes it!) I can’t say anything about the narration as I haven’t listened to it, I’ve just read it. I hoped this helped,
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Outstanding novel

A middle-grade book that ticks all the correct boxes aimed at that very important reading age-group. Tamzin has woven a magic tale with an amazing storyline that had me laughing out loud at times and at other times nearly shaking in my boots. Very cleverly, Tamzin has balanced any fearful moments with subtle hints of humour that reminds the reader that it is just a story, no matter how realistic it might seem - this is by far the most important characteristic of middle-grade books and Tamzin has done so perfectly. In choice of characters, there is someone in the story for every reader. The protagonists are loveable, believable and I climbed into their shoes from the very first page. The antagonists are nasty and cruel and they play their part beautifully. Thank you Tamzin for sending us on such an amazing adventure. Beautifully read by Tamzin too. What a wonderful experience.

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thoroughly enjoyable

I highly recommend this book. It's a adventure that keeps you listening from start to finish. I look forward to the next installment.

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