The Cloud Thief

The Cloud Thief

James Nicol
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A gorgeously cosy fantasy novel for readers aged 8+

Young readers will be spellbound by this magical adventure with environmental themes.

We adore James Nicol's books - The Spell Tailors was a huge hit with our Cockatoo subscribers last year. He combines magic, action and empathy with beautiful storytelling, a classic feel and tonnes of contemporary relevance.


Mara's village needs more rain. Without it, the crops and animals will suffer.

But in a world where clouds are brought and sold, the only way Mara can get one is to steal it. But when is it right to do something wrong?

And is she brave enough to take on the cloud makers and their greedy trade?

James Nicol has loved books and stories his whole life. As a child he spent hours absorbed in novels, watching epic 1980s cartoons or adventuring in the wood at the bottom of the garden searching for dragons and witches. He has worked in bookshops and libraries and now spends all his spare time writing!

Number of pages: 304
Reading age guide: 8 to 12 years
Publication date: 14th March 2024
Publisher: Chicken House Books
ISBN: 9781915026491
Format: Paperback

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The Cloud Thief by James Nicol

I bought this book for my 13 year old daughter. I've started to read it too. The story starts quickly, (in the 1st 2 chapters.) the story keeps you interested by the changeable pace and there are no scary/shocker characters. The two main characters show friendship, caring and respect. I've not finished the book yet but I'm intrigued how the story will end!
Well Done to James Nicol for another very good young teenager book.