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Publication date: 01 Feb 2018
ISBN: 9781788000246
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 144 pages

A Lamb Called Lucky


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.

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 keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself…

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. Perfect for readers aged seven and up.

Check out Jasmine’s other adventures: A Piglet Called Truffle, A Duckling Called Button, A Sheepdog Called Sky and many more!

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“I couldn’t wait to read this, because I read another story about Jasmine, who wants to set up a rescue centre with her friend Tom. This time she has to look after a lamb when it’s mother dies, and her parents tell her she is not allowed to keep it… There are some words in this I didn’t know already, but it was nice to talk with my mum about being a vet and where meat comes from.”

Families Glasgow, Caitlin, aged 8

“Helen Peters’ A Lamb Called Lucky is a traditional, elegantly written first reader, perfect for this time of year, with moving, intimate descriptions of animals being born on a farm, accompanied by evocative line drawings from Ellie Snowdon.”

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– Hannah Beckerman

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