On Our Shelves Now
Dog lovers will yip for joy as aspiring vet Jasmine Green returns to rescue another animal in need—this time, an abandoned border collie puppy.
When Jasmine discovers a tiny pup hiding under a hedge on her family’s farm, she can’t believe her eyes. The poor thing hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in a long time, and he is so weak he can barely lift his head. Luckily, Jasmine’s mother is a veterinarian, and the Green family can give the puppy lots of love and care. But even if the pup survives, he has a long recovery ahead, and it will be hard for him to trust after being hurt before. Will Jasmine be able to form a bond with her new animal friend? Or will his owner try to take him back? An infectious love for animals and some impressive caretaking skills combine in a gently suspenseful story sure to appeal to readers who love a good dog tale.
About the Author
Helen Peters is the author of numerous books for young readers that feature heroic girls saving the day, including Anna at War, which has been nominated for a Carnegie Medal, and the Jasmine Green Rescues series. She grew up on an old-fashioned farm in England, surrounded by family, animals, and mud. Helen Peters lives in London.
Ellie Snowdon is a children’s author-illustrator from a tiny village in South Wales. She lives in Cambridge, England.
These two latest additions to the Jasmine Green Rescues series are, like predecessors A Piglet Called Truffle and A Duckling Called Button (both 2020), charming portraits of an aspiring veterinarian and her quirky family. Peters deftly balances facts about animals and their care with fast-moving storylines...A sweet tale of animal adventure.