Moon Lane TV: 'The Weather Weaver'


World Book Day Exclusive with author Tamsin Mori

For ages 8+

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About The Weather Weaver

What if you could befriend a cloud? What weather would you choose? What would happen 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 Grandpa, but it’s nothing like she remembers. Grandpa is lost in his grief for Gran, the island is bleak and Stella feels lonely and trapped, until she encounters an old woman, Tamar, who, to Stella’s amazement, can spin rainbows and call hurricanes. 

Soon Stella discovers that she too is a Weather Weaver. With the help of Nimbus, her feisty young storm cloud who is in need of a lot of training, Stella begins to learn the craft of weather weaving. But when Nimbus brain-fogs Grandpa and The Haken, a local sea witch, starts to close in on the island, she realises that with magic comes big responsibilities. It will take all her heart and courage to face the coming storm… 

Drawing on the elements, island myths and the natural world, The Weather Weaver by debut author Tamsin Mori is a magical tale that is so rooted in the everyday that young readers will think it entirely possible that they too can conjure up a rainbow outside their window and feel capable of catching a cloud of their very own. An original and atmospheric debut, this novel for age 8 upwards, also tackles themes of independence, the meaning of home, grief, and fallibility of grown-ups.

Beautiful illustrations by David Dean.

About Tamsin Mori

Tamsin Mori was born in Paris and despite her family moving around a lot, the place they always returned to was Shetland, her mother’s homeland. The collection of tiny islands of Shetland are overflowing with myths and legends (most of which are true). Growing up, Tamsin was usually to be found at the beach, whispering spells into seashells and singing to the seals. 

After a degree in Neuroscience, she discovered that her brain was mainly powered by magic and full to the brim with stories, so she did a Masters Degree in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Tamsin now lives in Bath with her husband, two children, one rabbit, several crows, and a badger, and flies home to Shetland whenever she can.

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