Reader Reviewed A Kitten Called Holly by Helen Peters

A Kitten Called Holly

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

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The Lovereading4Kids comment

In a nutshell: warm-hearted animal story set on a proper farm

These sweet little stories are perfect for animal-mad youngsters and filled with useful information about how to care for pets. When friends Jasmine and Tom find an abandoned kitten they know they need to look after it. As Jasmine’s mum is a vet she can give them lots of advice on how to do this and soon the kitten, called Holly, is thriving. Jasmine loves Holly very much but as Christmas approaches she has to make the brave and generous decision to give Holly to someone who really needs her. A typically well-written and convincing story in this excellent series which has lots to appeal for young readers, particularly those who dream of living on a farm. ~ Andrea Reece

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

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review A Piglet Called Truffle, another book in the Jasmine Green series. 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.'


A Kitten Called Holly by Helen Peters

The fourth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon.When Jasmine and Tom rescue an abandoned kitten, Jasmine is desperate to keep her. But her parents decide to sell Holly - and Jasmine is NOT happy with her new owner! Can Jasmine and Tom give Holly the best ever Christmas present - a good home?Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation.

Look out for Jasmine's other adventures!

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


144 pages
Interest Age: From 7 to 9 years


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Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

5th October 2017




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