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  • Published: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780440868354
  • Imprint: Yearling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $15.99

Hetty Feather




A wonderful and original Jacqueline Wilson novel, featuring Hetty Feather, a Victorian Tracy Beaker!

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. Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, it's the perfect gift for girls of eight and older.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780440868354
  • Imprint: Yearling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $15.99

About the Author

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, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk

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Praise for Hetty Feather

“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


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