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A Lamb Called Lucky

by , Ellie Snowdon

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The fifth 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.

It's lambing time on the farm and Jasmine has her hands full. She has two orphaned baby birds to care for, as well as a tiny motherless lamb who needs her attention. She's determined to look after little Lucky and keep him safe. But there are bigger dangers facing the flock, ones that come in the dead of night...

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!

A Piglet Called Truffle
A Duckling Called Button
A Sheepdog Called Sky
A Kitten Called Holly

A Lamb Called Lucky Reviews | Toppsta

9781788000246
  • ISBN: 9781788000246
  • Pub Date: 1st February 2018
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • Imprint: Nosy Crow Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 144

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This is Book 2 in the The Jasmine Green Series Series. See all The Jasmine Green Series books here.

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8th March '18
*Caitlin* read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
Brilliant book for young girls 
12th February '18
Leia read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is a wee gem of a book. Such a refreshing change from the usual books. This book is set on a farm. Our main character Jasmine loves animals and in this book rescues a baby lamb and two baby birds. My daughter was delighted with it, she found it easy to read. I am glad we read it together as there were so many topics to discuss that this book raised. We talked about how to caring for animals, how mother lambs care for their young, the role of vets and what happens to the lambs on the farm. It's a very worthwhile read and my daughter really enjoyed it.
20th February '18
I read it to LucasChops aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is a charming little book.  Jasmine and her friend Tom want to run an animal rescue when they're older and she's in the ideal place as her Dad's a farmer and her Mum is a vet.
In this story they rescue two sparrow fledglings and a lamb, which she calls Lucky.
What I liked about this book was how straightforward it was - there's no sugar coating of what happens in the animal world.  The lamb's Mum is dead and what's needed to be done is portrayed in a very matter of fact way.  In that respect it's a nice story but also an education in what to do (and not do) if you were tempted to care for an injured/abandoned animal.
4th March '18
Madmoo read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I really loved this book as I love animals and this book is set on a farm so I thought it was really good. I thought Jasmine was a really cool character and did really well to keep the animals safe and well. I thought Lucky the lamb was so cute, I would love to have a pet lamb too. I really enjoyed this book and I have asked my mum if I can read the other books in the series too as this one was so good.
27th February '18
I read it to Berrylookalike aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
This is a delightful book that deals honestly and openly with farm life - and death - and the realities of life as an aspiring vet. Although it's sad in places it's immensely child-friendly, much like Charlotte's web. It's a real joy to read a book about animals that is well-written and not too saccharine. I would definitely recommend this to children who have got stuck in a Holly Webb/Rainbow Fairies rut. All the cuteness of the baby animals mixed with a dose of reality and great writing. Bravo.
17th February '18
PaigeS246 read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
such a cute book with an even more adorable story, paige loved reading this, highly recommend
6th March '18
AliceJosephine read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
A cute book with an interesting story about Jasmine the lamb who has two baby birds and a motherless lamb Lucky to care for on a farm.  An easy to read and follow the story book.  My 8 year old loved this.
12th March '18
dkathurima read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
A brilliant sweet book which is a nice read with lovely illustration
26th March '18
Georgie read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
What a lovely little book.my daughter whose dream is to live on a farm absolutely love the characters. The book introduces them to other animal characters from the series which made her want to read the other instalments. Well written and illustrated on a few pages. A perfect gentle read for children who are starting chapter books.
25th February '18
Kikki read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Lamb fan Kikki age 6 says: "I absolutely loved it, in fact, I had a book by the same author called A Kitten Called Holly. One of my favourite bits was when Lucky was found by Jasmine. Also the little chicks, which turned into sparrows. It looked really tricky feeding them, I learned it was very hard. I thought it was quite emotional and sweet, I liked it. It's written very well. I looked forward to reading it every night. It was an adventure."
20th February '18
Girly read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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4 stars
The story is about a girl who likes to save animals. She wants to run a rescue centre when she is grown up. In this story she rescues some baby birds and a lamb.

It was sad when the lamb was born because his mummy - the ewe - died. The lamb was very cold and it was exciting when they tried to warm him up and help him to get stronger. He couldn't feed because he was too week and he dragged his legs behind him.

I liked that the book makes you feel lots of emotion. It's sometimes happy and sometimes sad. I enjoyed reading it.
22nd February '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
A sweet little book. I am reading this a few pages at a time as it's a little longer than our usual books but it' proving a hit with the 5 year old. Will be checking out the other books in this series 
13th April '18
I read it to Kiaras aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
Great read, my daughter loved it and will be looking for more from the author. Recommended
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About Helen Peters

Helen Peters Biography
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. Her first book, The Secret Hen Ho...

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About Ellie Snowdon

Ellie Snowdon Biography
Ellie Snowdon is a fabulous new talent in picture books whose work has a timeless feel with a contemporary spirit. Ellie grew up in South Wales surrounded by books, Welsh cakes and heaps of encouragement from her mum to read and draw stories...

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