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A Lamb Called Lucky: Jasmine Green Rescues


Series
Jasmine Green Rescues

by
Helen Peters
illustrated by
Ellie Snowdon

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Walker
ISBN
9781536210286
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Nurturing an orphaned lamb pays an unexpected benefit when sheep rustlers come to town in this exciting episode in the Jasmine Green Rescues series.

It’s lambing season at Oak Tree Farm! When a little lamb loses his mother, Jasmine names him Lucky and steps in to bottle-feed him and patiently help him learn to walk. With a sheepdog to train and two helpless baby birds to raise, it’s hard work for Jasmine to juggle all of her animals, even with the help of her best friend, Tom. But when sheep rustlers strike her family’s flock, taking Lucky with them, Jasmine will have to summon the courage for her most daring rescue yet. From author Helen Peters and illustrator Ellie Snowdon comes an especially thrilling story about Jasmine Green, a girl with a talent for taking care of animals.“A Q&A with Jasmine Green.” Sneak peek at next book in series. Black-and-white illustrations were done in pencil with a digital wash overlay.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

144

Trim Size

7 3/5" x 5"

Dewey

F

AR

2: points 4.5

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2021

Book Genres

Chapter Book

Topics

Sheep. Lambs. Friends. Farms and farm life. Animal rescue. Family life. Animals. Veterinarians.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-5–Peters provides insight into rearing animals both wild and domestic in this enjoyable series. In A Goat Called Willow, budding animal rescuers Jasmine and Tom buy a kid at an agricultural fair. Farmer Evans says the goat will be destroyed if no one takes her. The friends secretly clean out a chicken run in the corner of the sheep field on Jasmine’s family farm, but the mischievous kid escapes from the pen and turns up at the children’s school, eats the custodian’s flowers, and climbs a tree. The secret is out, and Jasmine’s parents say the goat has to go. Jasmine plans to win them over by secretly entering Willow in an agility class for pets at the town festival, and Manu, Jasmine’s little brother, trains the animal on a homemade obstacle course. But when Willow creates mayhem at the festival, Jasmine fears for the future of her little charge. In A Lamb Called Lucky, it’s lambing season on the farm, and when Jasmine finds an orphaned lamb, she knows just what to do. The baby needs colostrum, the first milk that contains vital antibodies. She calls the lamb Lucky, a name that proves apt in more ways than one. When a gang of sheep rustlers steal the family herd, Jasmine and her father attempt to track them down. Once again, Jasmine and Tom demonstrate their commitment to rescued animals, forgoing pizza lunches and swimming pool excursions to nurture Lucky. Readers will get a sense of the responsibilities of life on a farm; Jasmine’s many tasks include teaching Sky, a rescued collie, to herd sheep. Peters turns up the cute factor in these delightful romps, though adults may feel uneasy with Jasmine and Tom’s level of deception among clueless grown-ups: Other adult characters agree not to reveal their secrets to Jasmine’s parents. Readers may also find the agency afforded Jasmine far-fetched, and some of the challenges the youngsters face feel implausibly resolved: The children have to fill out complicated paperwork for example, and get the animal appropriate vaccinations. Snowdon’s charming pencil illustrations have a nostalgic, pastoral feel. Jasmine, her mother, and her brother are shown with darker skin tones than her father and Tom. Jasmine’s mother has the surname Singh and is presumed to be Anglo-Indian. VERDICT A compelling series with a plucky, determined protagonist who follows her passion. Perfect for young animal lovers.–Sarah Webb, City and Country Sch. Lib., NY

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-5–Peters provides insight into rearing animals both wild and domestic in this enjoyable series. In A Goat Called Willow, budding animal rescuers Jasmine and Tom buy a kid at an agricultural fair. Farmer Evans says the goat will be destroyed if no one takes her. The friends secretly clean out a chicken run in the corner of the sheep field on Jasmine’s family farm, but the mischievous kid escapes from the pen and turns up at the children’s school, eats the custodian’s flowers, and climbs a tree. The secret is out, and Jasmine’s parents say the goat has to go. Jasmine plans to win them over by secretly entering Willow in an agility class for pets at the town festival, and Manu, Jasmine’s little brother, trains the animal on a homemade obstacle course. But when Willow creates mayhem at the festival, Jasmine fears for the future of her little charge. In A Lamb Called Lucky, it’s lambing season on the farm, and when Jasmine finds an orphaned lamb, she knows just what to do. The baby needs colostrum, the first milk that contains vital antibodies. She calls the lamb Lucky, a name that proves apt in more ways than one. When a gang of sheep rustlers steal the family herd, Jasmine and her father attempt to track them down. Once again, Jasmine and Tom demonstrate their commitment to rescued animals, forgoing pizza lunches and swimming pool excursions to nurture Lucky. Readers will get a sense of the responsibilities of life on a farm; Jasmine’s many tasks include teaching Sky, a rescued collie, to herd sheep. Peters turns up the cute factor in these delightful romps, though adults may feel uneasy with Jasmine and Tom’s level of deception among clueless grown-ups: Other adult characters agree not to reveal their secrets to Jasmine’s parents. Readers may also find the agency afforded Jasmine far-fetched, and some of the challenges the youngsters face feel implausibly resolved: The children have to fill out complicated paperwork for example, and get the animal appropriate vaccinations. Snowdon’s charming pencil illustrations have a nostalgic, pastoral feel. Jasmine, her mother, and her brother are shown with darker skin tones than her father and Tom. Jasmine’s mother has the surname Singh and is presumed to be Anglo-Indian. VERDICT A compelling series with a plucky, determined protagonist who follows her passion. Perfect for young animal lovers.–Sarah Webb, City and Country Sch. Lib., NY

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