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Emerald Star by Jacqueline Wilson

Emerald Star by Jacqueline Wilson

Taken from the review done by Elizabeth Hawksley of the Historical Novel Society.

1891. Fourteen-year-old Hetty Feather has had a life of adventure but also tragedy. Left in an orphanage as a baby, she was fostered with the Cotton family. Later, she went into service – but was sacked. Then, she met her real mother and earned a living as ‘Emerald, the Amazing Pocket-sized Mermaid’ in ‘Mr Clarendon’s Seaside Curiosities’. Now her mother is dead, Hetty is searching for her unknown father. All she knows is that his name’s Bobbie, he has red hair like hers, he’s a sailor and he lives in the fishing village of Monksby.

I really enjoyed this book. I hadn’t read the first two Hetty Feather books, but it wasn’t a problem. All you need to know is cunningly woven into the story. It’s emotionally truthful, moving, and wise. I’d have loved it as a child.  It should appeal to girls of 9 plus, especially those who are going through difficult times.

Click here to read the full review.

About the book:

The third and final story featuring the hugely popular Hetty Feather, from mega-bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson.

A fantastic new adventure for brave, feisty Hetty Feather - one of Jacqueline Wilson's most well-loved characters.

Click here for more information on Emerald Star.

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