The Spell Tailors book and activity pack

The Spell Tailors book and activity pack

James Nicol
  • Includes bookplate signed by the author
Regular price £11.00
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  • Recyclable packaging
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A spellbinding adventure story, perfect for kids aged 8+

Head into a charming and magical world with The Spell Tailors by James Nicol plus an accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in October 2022.

“The Spell Tailors is a gorgeous book that represents fantasy writing at it's very best. It combines brilliant, empathetic characters and a gripping mystery in an historical setting with an important message about mass production that will resonate with young readers.


Hen dreams of becoming a spell tailor, stitching magic into clothing like his beloved Nana. But thanks to new factories, spell tailors are struggling. His Uncle Bertie’s fancy shop has shut down, and when he, Aunt Lucia and stuck-up cousin Connie move in, it’s a disaster for all the family. Then Hen stumbles upon a new kind of stitch – one which causes Nana and Bertie to ban him from sewing. What is the power of the stitch that can sew memories into clothes – and could it be the very thing to save them all?

James Nicol is the author of the Apprentice Witch series. As a child he always checked wardrobes for hidden worlds and spent hours absorbed in novels or adventuring in the wood at the bottom of the garden. He lives in Yorkshire with his husband and daughter, and a black-and-white cockapoo called Bonnie..

It includes an exclusive signed book plate, book club-style questions to ponder, a recipe for raisin and oatmeal cookies and instructions for creating a magical bookmark. There’s also a sewing-related word puzzle and a fabric design activity, alongside jokes, facts and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

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  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books. This title was sent to subscribers in the Cockatoo reading group, aged roughly 8 to 12.

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