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Hetty Feather

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    Set in London in the 1800s, Hetty Feather is just a small baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children but first Hetty must go to live with a foster family in the countryside until she’s big enough to attend school. When she turns six years old, Hetty’s returned to the Hospital and secretly reunited with her mother who’s working there. She’s given a beautiful new name, Sapphire Battersea, and she hopes this will also mean a new life! But things don't always go as planned and the books follow the twists and turns of Hetty's adventures including when she goes out to work as a maid for a wealthy man.
     
    Written by bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, older children will enjoy reading the stories which are written in the style of Hetty’s journal.
     
    The books were adapted into a TV series for CBBC in 2015. 

    All the Hetty Feather books in order:-

    Book 1: Hetty Feather (2009)
    Book 2: Sapphire Battersea (2011)
    Book 3: Emerald Star (2012)
    Book 4: Diamond (2014)
    Book 5: Little Stars (2015)
    Book 6: Clover Moon (2016)
    Book 7: Hetty Feather's Christmas (2017)
    Book 8: Rose Rivers (2018)

    Book 1
    Book 1

    Hetty Feather

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

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Sapphire Battersea

    Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her name when she was left there as a baby. When she is reunite... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Emerald Star

    This is a fantastic new adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved character... More

    (3 reviews)
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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Diamond

    Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Little Stars

    Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story. Escaping from Tanglefield's Travelling Circus with her dearest ... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Clover Moon

    Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy ... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Hetty Feather's Christmas

    Are you longing for Christmas? Can't wait to warm yourself by the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa and toasting marshmallow... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Rose Rivers

    A wonderful story starring old friends and new from the much-beloved Victorian world of Hetty Feather. Rose Rivers liv... More

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