Emerald Star by Jacqueline Wilson
  

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Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson adds a new chapter to her story of feisty Hetty Feather, a foundling child who bounces resiliently through life despite the many knock backs that come her way. Having found her real mother who subsequently dies, Hetty sets out to find her real father. When he fails to provide the ‘real’ home she is looking for, she goes back to her foster home for comfort. Is this where she belongs? Hetty’s questioning and energetic view on life will inspire her young readers to think vigorously too as they enjoy the roller coaster of her loves and losses.

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Emerald Star by Jacqueline Wilson

This is a fantastic new adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved characters. Since leaving the Foundling Hospital, Hetty has seen her fair share of drama, excitement, tragedy and loss. After the death of her beloved mama, she sets off to find a real home at last - starting with the search for her father. But Hetty is no longer a simple country girl, and begins to fear she'll never truly belong anywhere. And even when she is reunited with her beloved childhood sweetheart Jem, Hetty still longs for adventure - especially when an enchanting figure from her past makes an unexpected reappearance. Could a more exciting future lie ahead for Hetty?

About the Author

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was our Guest Editor in February 2012. Click here to see her selection of books.

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time.

Jacqueline is one of the nation’s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world. According to a recent Mori poll, Jacqueline was voted English children favourite children’s author. She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total stands at over 25 million!

In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

2011 saw the 20th Anniversary of her best known novel, The Story of Tracy Beaker,which is not only still hugely popular but has given life to two sequels and an award-winning TV series for CBBC.

Click here to download an interview with Jacqueline.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
432 pages
Interest Age: From 9 from 9 to 11 To 11

Author

Jacqueline Wilson
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Author's Website

www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk/

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Publisher

Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

27th September 2012

ISBN

9780857531056

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