The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant || Book Review


The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant

Illustrated by: Paola Escobar
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: February 18th, 2021
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Source: Huge thanks to Times Read for the review copy in return for an honest review
Rating: 4.45


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 . . .

The Hatmakers is definitely a captivating, amusing middle grade that brought a laugh in me while reading the book. 

The Hatmakers is a story about Cordelia/Dilly who is a daughter of a hatmaker but her father has lost at sea during he and his team on a mission to collect hat ingredients. The news brought a shock to Cordelia. She was so sad, however, later that morning she woke up with a positive mind which she trust her instinct that her father is still alive and she is determined to find her father. Little did she know, there are an enemy trying to threaten to start a war. She need to search for a great solution to solve the conflict.

I, honestly enjoy throughout the story. Cordelia is such a fun, amazing and determined to do things she want. I admire her confidence. Together with her two friends working hard to hamper the enemy down. There are so cute and funny. 

I whizzed through the story smoothly, wide open my imagination of this magical world which so exciting and I seriously could not put the book down because it so enjoyable. I couldn't wait to read the next instalment. It is a fun read and I'm sure the children will enjoy reading this book too.

The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant is available at all good bookstores.

1 comment

Ray said…
I'm attracted to the cover