Character: Hetty Feather

Book: Hetty Feather 

Author: Jacqueline Wilson 

26 writer: Margaret Cheng 


A bright, bold, opinionated foundling, addicted to stories, who refuses to accept her low status, and clashes with all authority as she searches for her mother.


A suitable name 

For a puny

red haired 


All wrong 

For me

I am Sapphire

I breathe stories

Weave dreams

In my imaginary squirrel house

I am Emerald

Riding at the circus

A star

Dressed in spangles

I am no devil spawn 

Thank you, Matron Bottomley

Or even 

A real foundling 

I am loved

And you will listen 

Hear my voice

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