Little Stars (Hetty Feather)

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Little Stars (Hetty Feather)

Little Stars (Hetty Feather)

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She becomes the new ringmaster and sews new costumes for Mr Tanglefield, the performing monkeys, and Diamond. I don't think that Diamond likes change because it's hard for her to get used to different things at such a young age. I absolutely loved this book and I will definitely find myself picking it up again and again to enjoy Hetty and Diamond's brilliant story. Hetty, a foundling, had run away to join the circus and succeeded as a clever young ringmaster, although she discovered it was a hard life. Also, I know this is already 5 books long but we neeeeedddd another book as we need to know what happens - ahh I can't say anything because I might spoil it but I know there is potential for another book.

Fired from the music hall, Hetty and Diamond join the actors troupe and start rehearsing for a new show, David Copperfield, with Hetty playing a young Davy.One thing I would change is how the fact that Jem's wedding is only about 5 pages long, I was really expecting it to be a key event in the story however, I also like that it wasn't more than 5 pages because it really showed Hetty growing up and becoming more independent without needing Jem. Speaking of found family, I think the greatest charm of this series, apart from its interminable cast of colourful characters, is its emphasis on found family and how it can be so much more important than any blood ties. I really enjoyed this book, I originally read Hetty Feather when it came out and I've read each sequel as it came out.

At first, I didn't think Hetty becoming an actress was the right job, but I quickly realised that Hetty enjoyed it thoroughly, Diamond not so much, but she was still adorable. But the Cavalcade proves a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Hetty takes Diamond to visit Bignor and Flora, who's got a new friend in the show, Lucy Locket, the littlest woman in the world. I felt like Jem and Janet's wedding should have been a greater climax rather than a short couple of chapters in the middle of the book, and honestly I was expecting them to come back into the story towards the end of the book with some dramatic twist. Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants.Either way I have heard Hetty makes a couple of appearances in a couple of newer books that take place during this similar time period. I really liked how Hetty seemed to do a full circle, from the circus, to the music hall, to her foster home and in the end, living with Harry when she joins Marina Royal. A while later, Martha was sent back to the Hospital, then Saul and after it was Gideon and Hetty's turn. Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.

In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story. The book was average, it wasn't something that will stick with me - unlike the rest of this series which I adore and will stand my favourite series from as a child, which I did absolutely relish when reading them. Decided to reread them during a reading slump, and the ending is so perfect - hetty's story being complete now makes everything happy.She is nearly carried away by a gentleman but Sissy rescues her and Hetty helps sell flowers with her. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. I've got to say, when it comes to subverting societal expectations, Gid really is like a true twin of Hetty's, going once more to prove that found family trumps all.

At the age of 20 I'm still keeping up to date with the Hetty Feather series after falling in love with it aged 14, but although the story of this volume was interesting, especially in terms of Hetty's further development into adulthood, I found it unfulfilling in relation to the story of the whole series. certain persons we'll discuss in a sec; they're rather good parallels of each other, both institution-raised children, both servants fresh out of their respective institutions, both free spirits refusing to bow down to the society that would have them trampled underfoot if they'd let it; both harbouring a dream of performing on stage and making it true separately yet together, in a way. Double Act won the prestigious Smarties Medal and the Children’s Book Award as well as being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. I love how we get to visit old characters and see where they are and what they are doing (although some characters don't have happy endings). Some good points is that the story overall was great, Hetty going and performing at a musical hall was not what I expected, especially with poor Diamond but that is what Jacqueline Wilson gave us and I am not disappointed, it even gave Hetty and Bertie time to catch up again and see their relationship bloom again like it did in the second book, I liked the idea of Hetty and Bertie in the end getting together and while the ending of little star's seem to hint that they do I would still love to see more of it.The author describes the countryside and the scrumptious cooking there and a bawdy audience in a music hall with equal panache. truthfully, I remember my very first early impression of him being along the lines of 'My, the absolute cheek on this one!

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