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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!”
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!).
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.
|Publication date:||6th October 2016|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, General Fiction, Animals|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
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. Read more about Helen Peters on writing Anna at War here.More About Helen Peters
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