Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, this Jacqueline Wilson book, Hetty Feather, is the perfect gift for young readers aged 8 and over.
It's London, 1876, and 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 hard but with her 'brothers' Jem and Gideon, she helps in the fields and plays imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus and Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she is returned to the Foundling Hospital. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her. 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 take on a historical novel. Set in Victorian times and featuring a brand new feisty heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill young readers.
I loved this book so much and now I'm looking forward to the other Hetty adventures.
I am 10 and this book is amazing, one of the best.
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I LOVE this book. I can not wait for the Emerald Star book to come out! If you get this book then you had better get the Sapphire Battersea book as well and then when the Emerald Star book comes out, get it as well! These are great books! I recommend these books without hesitation! I love them!!!