Hetty Feather by Jaqueline WIlson

Hetty Feather is a foundling, she was abandoned and given to the foundling hospital. When she was 1 she was given to a country family. She was happy living with her 2 foster brothers although Mother sometimes paddled (smacked) her if she was naughty. Whilst she lived in the country her foster brother, Jem became her sweetheart (bestfriend).
Once Jem and Hetty went to the circus and Hetty rode a horse with Madam Adeline! The horse was called pirate and Hetty loved him. Hetty wanted to go back to the circus as she thought Madam Adeline was her real Mother.
Hetty has to go back to the foundling hospital when she is 5 to learn to be a servant, she kicked and punched as she was carried away because she did not want to go.
When she arrived all her hair was cut off by Matron Peters (Matron Pigface Peters). Then she is taught to darn by nice nurse Winterson, she hopes all the nurses will be as nice.
After a few years Hetty runs away and sells flowers with Sissy for unnatural prices. Miss Smith finds Hetty because of her uniform and takes her back to the Foundling Hospital.
When she returns her favourite nurse Ida faints on the floor. Hetty helps her to her room. When they are alone Ida tells Hetty she is her mother.

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One response »

  1. m1ssp says:

    Well what a fabulous summary Tilly! I am a big fan of Jaqueline Wilson books but have not read this one. Having read your summary, however, I would definitely love to read Hetty Feather Thank you and well done!
    Miss P 😊

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