The Weather Weaver by Tamsin Mori, reviewed by Thijs

This is a brilliant book. A very exciting, magical adventure.
I am 10 years old and in year 5 at school. My favourite subject is PE. I like all sports but my favourites are rugby and cricket. I play both of those for local teams. I enjoy reading, especially books by MGLeonard, Roald Dahl and Vashti Hardy. I also love the Harry Potter series. I like gardening and being outside, I have a bug box and a microscope to study things with. When we have to stay indoors, I like playing board games and card games.                                            

The Book Nook staff verdict

A story that grabs you by the hand and spins you along, with magic that wraps you up and warms you along the way. Stella is fierce and wears all her emotions on her sleeve. A reluctant adventurer who doesn’t always get things right but whose heart is firmly in the right place. Perfect for fans of the Storm Keeper’s Island, this book is a fantastic adventure. Wise, touching and full of surprises. We loved it. 

About the book

What if you could befriend a cloud? What weather would you choose? What if the weather matched itself to your mood, whether you wanted it to, or not?

11-year-old Stella has returned home to Shetland to spend the summer with her Grandpa, but it’s nothing like she remembers. Grandpa is lost in his grief for Gran, the island is bleak and Stella feels trapped, until she encounters an old woman, Tamar, who can spin rainbows and call hurricanes.

With the help of Nimbus, a feisty young storm cloud, Stella begins to learn the craft of weather weaving. But when her cloud brain-fogs Grandpa and The Haken (a sea witch) starts to close in, she realises that magic comes with big responsibilities. It will take all her heart and courage to face the coming storm…THE WEATHER WEAVER is essentially a Moana tale for Shetland; a coming of age story, intertwined with island myths and hidden magic. At its heart, the novel tackles the following themes: independence, the meaning of home, and the fallibility of grown-ups.