Hetty Feather

Hetty Feather

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.

Title:Hetty Feather
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385614443
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    Hetty Feather Reviews

  • Ruby Granger

    I re-read this as part of a read-a-thon and it just reminded me how much I loved Jacqueline Wilson's books as a kid! This is hands down her best one!...

  • Bee

    Definitely the BEST Jacqueline Wilson book out there. So heart breaking and well crafted!...

  • Mikayla

    This was as good as everything else I've read by Jacqueline Wilson. I will definitely be reading the next book. ...

  • Michael

    This is an excellent read set in Victorian times. The story is written in the first person and is like an autobiography of the first 11 years of Hetty Feather's life. As a new born baby, Hetty is left...

  • Sophie Crane

    Hetty Feather is a perfect book for children.People will love Hetty's twists and turns but Hetty is the one that actually stands out. Set out a lot of years back in time, the historical adventures are...

  • Maddie

    I'm so beyond pleased to be reading Hetty Feather again. Something struck me about it the first time I read it in 2009 and I've never been able to forget the story, or Hetty herself. Now there are fiv...

  • Hannah

    NEVER ABLE TO PUT THIS ONE DOWN...

  • Laura

    Another amazing read from Jacqueline Wilson 💚...

  • Jonathan Peto

    This is the first book in a series. (I read Little Stars to my daughter first. We loved it, realized the series existed, and here we are. Little Stars referred to some characters and events here, whic...

  • Julia Draycott

    I think this book is amazing because its big and very well thought of. As well I think its good because every time there's a chapter and I have to stop I always ,always want to read more. Lots more.Wh...