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Publisher's Summary

London, 1876. 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 live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school.

Life in the countryside is hard, but she has 'brothers' Jem and Gideon to play with, and together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus.

Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses. When she is returned to the Foundling Hospital, the new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for Hetty. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or is the truth even more surprising?

A delightful and utterly original take on a historical novel, this warm, funny, and moving story, read by Jacqueline Wilson, will thrill her many fans.

©2010 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Would you try another book from Jacqueline Wilson and/or Jacqueline Wilson?

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Has Hetty Feather turned you off from other books in this genre?

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Have you listened to any of Jacqueline Wilson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Did Hetty Feather inspire you to do anything?

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Any additional comments?

If you don't mind listening hour after hour to a depressing story of children suffering, being ripped away from the only parents and siblings they ever knew, waiting for a rescue of some sort, that never comes, then this may be for you. It drew me in since the narration is perfection. But the story is completely unsatisfying. I really wish I hadn't wasted all of those emotional hours hoping for the heart wrenching situation these children were in to end. But in my view, it never does.

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  • Sorel
  • 04-13-13

Fabulous Jacqueline Wilson book

I bought the audio book for my 10 year old daughter, who is a significant Jacqueline Wilson fan. We all listened to the audio book on a long car journey through Europe. It was a pleasant tale and everyone in the car enjoyed the Story. it's great how jacqueline wilson delights her readers with historical facts. The only downside is that Jacqueline Wilson herself reads the story and I found her voice soporific and lacking in character. Despite this I would recommend this audio book and have purchased another one.

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  • Georgina
  • 05-23-16

I ❤️ Hetty Feather

I loved the twists and turns in this book. Jacqueline Wilson always knows how to tug at your heart strings and make you feel like you are the character and that's a really good skill. I would recommend this book to all Jacqueline Wilson fans because it's an approach I love. Taking you back in time. Out of of the Jacqueline Wilson books I have read so far this has been the best. It's super exciting but emotion yet adventurous. I rated full stars on everything because everything was full star quality.

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  • KittyB
  • 11-07-15

I loved Hetty Feather!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would, it was very enjoyable, and at times I just had to keep listening. Also the narration was brilliant.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hetty Feather?

I particularly loved Hetty's trip to the circus at the beginning of the book. It was magical to her and I felt the magic of it too.

Which character – as performed by Jacqueline Wilson – was your favourite?

I love Hetty, she is so spirited but creative and brave at the same time. Jacqueline Wilson writes her character beautifully and I feel like I really got to know her.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The struggle Hetty went through at the foundling hospital really tugged at my heart strings. Life was so hard for her and her spirit really shined through.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book and I am looking to hearing further audio books by Jacqueline Wilson, especially Hetty Feather books!

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  • Dr. SA And Mrs Henley-Castleden
  • 07-09-15

Amazing

I loves this book and would recommend this book to anyone who likes gripping stories.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-09-15

This story was amazing, I would give it a 100/10

How I felt about this book

1) I almost cried when Hetty got locked up
2) I would highly recommend to anyone too read this
3) I've nothing else to say, this book was mind boggling

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  • Diane
  • 04-13-13

An amazing and strong heroine!

The narrator was great and made me feel like I was in the book. It's a very heartwarming story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-18

A brilliant listen ! Would recommend!

Hetty feather was one of the best books I have ever read/listen to. The story line is gripping and had a bit of everything- from romance to sorrow and excitement. I have also listened to Sapphire Battersea, Emerald Star and Diamond and intend to get little stars and Hetty feathers Christmas. I feel so sorry for Hetty and how she had to stay cooped up in a reached hospital. I'm so happy she found her dear mother though. (Not going to give spoilers to who it is) I also love the way the reader reads the book and don't think she over does the expressions or talk in a goofy / annoying voice. In conclusion, this book is exceptional and I would highly recommend it. (:

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  • Zahara
  • 12-04-17

Hetty feather

The book was plotted out really well, the descriptions of the chare tors were amazing. Jacqueline Wilson is a star at writing. I recommend this book to ages 8+

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  • Sally W
  • 10-27-17

Amazing 5 👍👍👍👍👍

Loved it all! An amazing book. Listen to it to truly feel heart break for hetty and great tears of happyness when she realises how her true mother was under her nose the whole time

Thanks for writing such an amazingly thrilling book (and audio book)
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  • 10-03-17

Loved it!!

Really enjoyed the book and the way it was read was fantastic, enjoyed every minute.