Cordelia Hatmaker has saved England from war. She stopped Lord Whitloof's sinister plans, rescued the King and Princess, and restored the Makers Guild. But she still hasn't found her missing father. Ever since Cordelia discovered the hidden map in her father's telescope, she's been searching the streets of London by starlight, trying to uncover its secrets. She never expects to stumble upon a secret society of Mapmakers--or to learn that magic isn't limited to the few Maker families, but instead is all around, if you know where to look. But danger is lurking around every corner, and Cordelia must convince the rival Maker families to work together for once--not only to bring her father home, but to save the very essence of magic itself. . . .
With exceptional and inventive storytelling and a lionhearted heroine, Tamzin Merchant once again draws readers into her captivating London and takes them on a breathless new adventure full of wildness, wit, warmth--and magic.
Gr 3-7--In the sequel to The Hatmakers, Cordelia still believes her father, Captain Hatmaker, is missing, not dead, and intends to use the map he left behind to find him. With help from a mysterious Mapmaker society, the rival Maker families, the magic that surrounds her everywhere, and her friends, Cordelia sets off to find her father and stop Lord Witloof and his evil plan. This book is fast-paced, magical, adventurous, and kicks off right where the first ended. The mysteries, puzzles, and elements of real places and people in history add an exciting flair as well. Kids should read the first in the series in order to understand plot points and characters. The glossary of fictional terms used is as imaginative as the plot itself. There are no recaps of the characters' physical descriptions in this sequel. VERDICT A gripping adventure with rich worldbuilding perfect for fans of Harry Potter and historical fantasy.--Maeve DoddsCopyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.