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Jacqueline Wilson & Phoebe Thomas talk about Hetty Feather Live

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Hetty Feather Live - Jacqueline Wilson and Phoebe Thomas www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk www.hettyfeatherlive.com STOP PRESS! The tale of fiery and feisty Hetty Feather will be brought to life on stage! Roll up and join Hetty on her adventures! With live music, circus skills and plenty of adventure, this is the perfect theatre treat for you and your friends. The show opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on Saturday April 5th, before heading out on a tour visiting Birmingham, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Sheffield and even Dubai. Find out more about the show at hettyfeatherlive.com London, 1876. Hetty Feather is just a young baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Life in the countryside is sometimes hard, but with her foster brothers, Jem and Gideon, Hetty helps in the fields and plays vivid imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus, and Hetty is mesmerised by the show - especially the stunning Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she must return to the Foundling Hospital to begin her education. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her, and she desperately misses her beloved Jem. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising? Watch the book video trailer for Hetty Feather: http://youtu.be/EniGaxwuuRw Watch the book video trailer for Sapphire Battersea: http://youtu.be/k0RxiTkRjH4 Watch the book video trailer for Emerald Star: http://youtu.be/Oa_VmoTQCQ8 Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first 'novel' when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths' exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time. One of Jacqueline's most successful and enduring creations has been the famous Tracy Beaker, who first appeared in 1991 in The Story of Tracy Beaker. This was also the first of her books to be illustrated by Nick Sharratt. Since then Jacqueline has been on countless awards shortlists and has gone on to win many awards. The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the 1999 Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children's Book Award. Double Act won the prestigious Smarties Medal and the Children's Book Award as well as being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People's Choice Award. Jacqueline is one of the nation's favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world. She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total now stands at over 35 million! In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children's Laureate. In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson. Jacqueline Wilson & Phoebe Thomas talk about Hetty Feather Live http://youtu.be/g-R68-73M8M