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Hetty Feather

Written by Jacqueline Wilson

Part of the Hetty Feather Series

Hetty Feather Synopsis

London, 1876. Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Life in the countryside is sometimes hard, but with her foster brothers, Jem and Gideon, Hetty helps in the fields and plays vivid imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus, and Hetty is mesmerised by the show - especially the stunning Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she must return to the Foundling Hospital to begin her education. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her, and she desperately misses her beloved Jem. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising? Jacqueline Wilson will surprise and delight old fans and new with this utterly original historical novel. Featuring a brand-new feisty Victorian heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a compelling, moving, funny and totally fascinating Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill and captivate readers.

Hetty Feather Press Reviews

Hetty Feather is the most compelling tale Wilson has told -- Amanda Craig * The Times * Simply the best. Truly brilliant * Sun * Jacqueline Wilson has written another amazing book. If you love Tracy Beaker then you'll certainly enjoy this too * CBBC News * This was the first Wilson novel I'd read, so I was unsure what to expect. What I found was wonderful: a spell-binding and meaningful story about a girl's search for her mother -- Laura Dobbie * Waterstones.com * Utterly original . . . it's the perfect gift for girls of eight and older * WHSmith.co.uk *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780440868354
Publication date: 5th August 2010
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages

About Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain's bestselling and most beloved children's authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children's Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children's Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, ...

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