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 nine and older.
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published on November 2, 2009 by Doubleday UK
ISBN-10: 0385614446
ISBN-13: 9780385614443
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  • donthavecovid19
    donthavecovid19Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 9:33 am55 stars
    Read the series of them : Sapphire Battersea, Emerald Star, Diamond, Little Stars , Betty Feather
    • olliebob
      olliebobTuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm
      Did you guys know there is a show? It's AWESOME!!!
      • angie33
        angie33Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:20 am55 stars
        I read it 5 times and I love it!
        • jsd
          jsdFriday, March 13, 2015 at 2:59 am
          I AM READING IT AND TILL NOW IT IS AMAZING I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT YEAH :}
          • hettyfeatherThursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:53 am
            This book is the best book in the world! I love it so much! It is a about a girl in Victorian times, her life in the foundling hospital and her search to find her real mother.
            • wow777
              wow777Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:09 am44 stars
              Hetty feather is a brilliant book about an orphan in a foundling hospital. Her foundling brother Jem told Hetty that they would get married some day. As Hetty left her founding family to go back to the hospital, Jem gave her a 3 pence coin and promised to marry her some day because their not brother and sister at blood. Find out the rest by buying Hetty feather! Hope u enjoy it
              • mollypop1
                mollypop1Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:05 am
                I am so excited it finally here! I am going to buy it ! Well, hopefully ! I've read hetty feather so this will be even better