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Hetty Feather

Hetty Feather (Paperback)

By Wilson, Jacqueline

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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. Life in the countryside is hard but with her 'brothers... read full description below.

ISBN 9780440868354
Barcode 9780440868354
Published 1 November 2010 by Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780440868354
ISBN-10 0440868351
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books
Publication Date 1 November 2010
International Publication Date 5 August 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wilson, Jacqueline
Series Hetty Feather (part: 1)
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 298g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 90582

Description of this Book

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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 20091009 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 20091008 Utterly original ... it's the perfect gift for girls of eight and older WHSmith.co.uk 20091001
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER

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