‘“It’s like you’re the mum” Marigold wept.
It was another game she sometimes liked to play. I decided it was my best chance of getting us home.’
Dolphin adores Marigold, her beautiful, vibrant mother.
She’s not like the other mums.
She has vivid tattoos all over her body, bright hair and wonderful clothes.
But Dolphin’s sister, Star, feels differently.
Marigold may look amazing, but living with her fiery, unpredictable moods can be hard.
As much as the girls love Marigold, is she the right person to be looking after them?
Jacqueline Wilson’s classic children’s story is an optimistic, heart breaking tale about family, mental health and strong sisterly love.
For fans of Tracy Beaker, The Bed and Breakfast Star and Double Act, this is a must have book for every young reader.
"Undoubtedly her best yet - single mum, feisty daughter, jaunty style - but there is a darker thread running through it"
"A book that children will respond to and be empowered by . . . A powerfully portrayed, sometimes shocking but ultimately uplifting story, this is a book not to be missed"
"Darker, shocking in its exposure of the vulnerability of streetwise kids who have to seem tough, luridly well-written yet curiously as sentimental as Dickens"
"More than lives up the expectations of the many readers eagerly waiting for her new book . . . disturbingly perceptive and provocative"
"Wilson is doing something important and rare. Not content to stand still, she's widening and deepening the scope of her work while maintaining its central hold on her readers. She's so good, it's exhilarating"
Get your pens and paper ready - it's time to learn how to draw Victorian heroine Hetty Feather with illustrator Nick Sharratt.
Games & activities
In Hetty Feather’s Christmas, Hetty is entranced by the beautiful Christmas tree at the Rivers’ house. Why not have a go at creating some wonderful decorations for you own tree?