Hetty Feather is a Victorian Foundling fostered by John and Peg Cotton, she teases Saul, takes care of Gideon and plays with Jem. When it’s time for Hetty to go back to The Foundling Hospital at the age of five, she vows to not become a meek Foundling girl but stay Hetty Feather a rebellious girl with flaming hair to match her temper.
Join Hetty in Hetty Feather, Sapphire Battersea, Emerald Star, Diamond and Little Stars.
A brilliant book set in Victorian London of a Foundling girl telling the story of her unique life.
By CT, aged 9
This book made me laugh and cry and realise that it’s OK to be different. I like the different perspectives on Auggie’s life and even though the descriptions of his facial abnormalities were sometimes hard to read, I think it’s important to know these things. Everyone should read this.
By EP, aged 11
(Adventure – first of the The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series)
12 year old Torak and his adopted wolf-cub live 6,000 years ago in a world of clans and magic. They set off on a perilous journey to save their group and the world. If you like wolves, fantasy, magic and learning about the ancient world, you’ll love this story. There is lots of information and research and interesting detail.
This book is set thousands of years ago which makes it interesting to start with. 12 year old Torak has a wolf cub as a friend and they set out to defeat the evil forces which are threatening to take over their world. It is a brilliant adventure story with lots of twists and turns. If you like a series it’s part of the Ancient Chronicles of Darkness. I am now on the last book and don’t really want it to end.
By PJ aged 11
Thanks for your book reviews and look out for more at Christmas!