This October we’re incredibly pleased to be launching a FANTASTIC new series for younger readers, written by Helen Peters, author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted The Secret Hen House Theatre and The Farm Beneath the Water, and illustrated by Ellie Snowdon.
And today you can read an early preview of the first book in the series, A Piglet Called Truffle – and win a proof copy of the book!
Jasmine’s dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and trying to keep them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means getting herself out of difficulty, too…
In A Piglet Called Truffle, Jasmine rescues a tiny 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 night-time adventure to save the mini piglet from disaster…
Brilliant story-telling that will make you laugh and cry, and beautifully illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, this is James Herriot for a new generation.
You can take an early look inside A Piglet Called Truffle below – here’s the first chapter:
And you can also win an exclusive proof copy of the book! To be in with a chance of winning one of five A Piglet Called Truffle proofs, just sign up to our books newsletter at this page or with the form below, and send an email to tom nosycrow come with A Piglet Called Truffle in the subject heading, including your postal address. This competition is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only.