Hetty Feather #1: Hetty Feather

Jacky’s feisty Victorian heroine takes you back in time, from a foundling hospital to the circus ring. Be inspired. Love Tracy Beaker? Meet Hetty Feather – also stuck in a grotty children’s home. Abandoned as a tiny baby in 1876, Hetty has only ever known the foundling home’s tough rules and horrible food. When she’s sent to live in the country, things improve. She loves playing in the fields, and – best of all – the travelling circus. But just like Tracy Beaker, Hetty dreams of finding her real mum… Frilly but totally feisty: girls don’t come sassier than this plucky urchin of historical times.

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  • loved it

    Love this series!

    23 March 2018

  • loved it

    This was one of the first Jacqueline Wilson I read, and is definitely one of my favourites! I couldn’t put it down, as it had an amazing storyline and exciting characters. I would love to read it again!!

    16 March 2018

  • loved it

    This book is amazing ,it made me start collecting all sorts of Jacqueline Wilson books like Emerald star , sapphire battlesea and I really want to read diamond.👍🏻👍🏻❤️❤️❤️

    28 July 2017

  • loved it

    I loved this book, the whole Hetty Feather Trilogy is simply amazing, Its best to read these in order eg, Hetty Feather then Saphire Battersea and finally Emerald Star.

    Hetty Feather tells the reader about how bad the life at the foundling hospital was, it also tells the reader how hetty tried to be better than matron to get her own way.

    17 July 2015

  • This book is sad at times but is really good. I would recommend this to anyone who likes Jacqueline Wilson

    5 July 2015

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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