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The mega-bestselling tale of fiery, spirited Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather - Jacqueline Wilson's most popular heroine since Tracy Beaker, and now the star of a major CBBC series.

London, 1876. Hetty Feather is a tiny, fiery-haired baby when her mother leaves her on the steps of the Foundling Hospital.

Sent to live with a foster family in the country until she is big enough to go to school, Hetty plays vivid imaginary games with her foster brothers. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus, and Hetty is mesmerised by the show - especially the stunning Madame Adeline and her performing horses.

But Hetty's happiness is threatened when she must return to the Foundling Hospital to begin her education. The cruel matrons' strict regime is a terrible struggle for Hetty, and she desperately misses her beloved foster brother, Jem. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be Madame Adeline? Or will the truth be even more surprising?

An original, compelling and utterly fascinating tale from one of the most beloved writers of our time, and now a major CBBC series.

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780440871248

    August 3, 2015

    Yearling

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

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  • Paperback

    9780440868354

    November 1, 2010

    Yearling

    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook

    9781407048420

    November 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    416 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Also by Jacqueline Wilson

Hetty Feather's Christmas
The Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2018
Wave Me Goodbye
Butterfly Beach
Clover Moon
The Jacqueline Wilson Diary 2017
The Jacqueline Wilson Address Book 2016
Rent a Bridesmaid
Little Stars
Jacqueline Wilson Friendship Journal
Katy
Hetty Feather Journal
Jacqueline Wilson's Happy Holidays
The Butterfly Club
The Jacqueline Wilson Treasury
Opal Plumstead
The Jacqueline Wilson Christmas Cracker
Jacqueline Wilson Hobby Journal
Jacqueline Wilson Dream Journal
Ask Tracy Beaker and Friends
Paws and Whiskers
Diamond
Jacqueline Wilson Birthday Journal
Four Children & It

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Turtles All the Way Down
The Christmasaurus
Anne Of Green Gables
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Magnus Chase And The Sword Of Summer (Book 1)
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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls
Grumpy Cat's First Worst Christmas (Grumpy Cat)
Holding Up The Universe
The Sun is also a Star
After
The Outsiders
LGB Richard Scarry's The Gingerbread Man
The Alchemyst
Roald Dahl George’s Marvellous Experiments
Clover Moon
Freckleface Strawberry
Before I Die
Double Cross