Reader Reviewed A Piglet Called Truffle by Helen Peters
  

A Piglet Called Truffle

Written by Helen Peters
Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
Part of the Jasmine Green Series

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

With a realistic farming setting this is a warm-hearted story that will delight all those who love Dick King-Smith’s animal stories. When Jasmine finds one of the farm’s brand new piglets is too weak to feed from its mother she must do everything she can to save it. Quickly naming it Truffle, Jasmine manages to get the piglet home without her mother noticing. But can she keep it alive? And what will happen as Truffle grows? ~ Julia Eccleshare

The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “This series is going to be a classic. It’s beautifully written with clever plotting and proper animal adventure. Life as a farm vet’s daughter shows Jasmine that nature is not always kind and life-and-death situations are never far away. But what cute animals! And what great stories!”

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Ross O'Gorman, age 9 - 'This story is perfect for lovers of animal adventures and the brilliant illustrations really helped bring the story to life.'
  • Maddy Harries, age 9 - 'I loved this funny and amazing book about Jasmine and her adventures looking after a piglet who was the runt of the litter.  It was funny, exciting, moving and sometimes emotional.'
  • Monty Ephraim Benton, age 8 - 'This is one of the most favourite books I have read. It's sad, exciting, scary and happy. Boys and girls would both love it. I'd give it 10/10!'
  • Ellen Cox, age 9 - 'A Piglet Called Truffle was a heart-warming and funny book with a touching end.
  • Sam Briggs, age 7 - 'An exciting and entertaining adventure, I loved learning lots of interesting facts.'

Synopsis

A Piglet Called Truffle by Helen Peters

In the first in the series, A Piglet Called Truffle, Jasmine rescues a tiny little piglet from certain death. But Jasmine's parents don't believe in farm animals being pets and insist that Truffle must be sold as soon as she's big enough. So Jasmine begins a campaign to keep her - one that doesn't seem to be going very well as Truffle gets older and ever-closer to market...

In the end, it takes two lost guinea pigs and one cold, frosty, nighttime adventure to save Truffle's bacon...

Brilliant story-telling that will make you laugh and cry, this is James Herriot for a new generation (and their parents!).

About the Author

Helen Peters

Helen Peters grew up on an old-fashioned farm in Sussex, surrounded by family, animals and mud. She spent most of her childhood reading stories and putting on plays in a tumbledown shed that she and her friends turned into a theatre. After university, she became an English and Drama teacher. Helen lives with her husband and children in London, and she can hardly believe that she now gets to call herself a writer.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Helen Peters
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Publisher

Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2016

ISBN

9780857637734

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