The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant is a magical historical tale for ages eight years and over.
The story is set in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century during the reign of King George. It is an adventure where goodness needs to be harnessed to fight evil.
The tale is a cautionary one as we witness the results of pursuing worldly riches. We see the damage rivalry does as a very perceptive young heroine declares with clarity “We’re stronger when we all work together.”
Magic is not necessarily the supernatural. Magic can happen when we believe in ourselves and our talents, firing up our imagination.
The Hatmakers is an exciting story that will appeal to both boys and girls alike. There are life-lessons found within that can also be used as starting points for discussion.
The novel is beautifully illustrated too. I had a kindle version. I imagine a paperback copy will be even more beautiful.
The Hatmakers would be a welcome addition to any child’s bookshelf.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.