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.
©2009 Jacqueline Wilson; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
I am a linguist fascinated by anything and everything, especially things that are a bit German or Indian or have something to do with a cat!
I would, it was very enjoyable, and at times I just had to keep listening. Also the narration was brilliant.
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.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed this book and I am looking to hearing further audio books by Jacqueline Wilson, especially Hetty Feather books!
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.
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.
It's amazing I love her reading it's just making you want to read on.Sooooo good. Fantastic,exciting,imaginative and out of this world.🙌🙈🙉🙊😂
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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