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After Jasmine saves a baby goat from a dire fate, its athletic talents lead to comical mischief—and some difficult decisions.
On a trip to the local fair, Jasmine and her best friend, Tom, discover an orphaned baby goat for sale. The owner says he cannot raise her, so this seems like the perfect use for their spending money. But getting the goat home without Jasmine’s parents realizing is nearly impossible, and so is keeping her inside a pen—Willow loves to jump! Jasmine decides to enter the goat in an agility contest (sheepdogs, move over) to show Mom and Dad just how wonderful Willow is. Will Jasmine’s parents agree to keep the little escape artist? Or is there a better home for Willow than Oak Tree Farm? In a lighthearted adventure, author Helen Peters and illustrator Ellie Snowdon invite readers on a laugh-out-loud romp through the ups and downs of animal caretaking.
About the Author
Helen Peters is the author of numerous books for young readers that feature heroic girls saving the day, including 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 East Sussex, England.
Ellie Snowdon is a children’s author-illustrator from a tiny village in South Wales. She has a master’s in children’s book illustration from Cambridge School of Art. Ellie Snowdon lives in Cambridge, England.
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. . . . Peters turns up the cute factor in these delightful romps. . . A compelling series with a plucky, determined protagonist who follows her passion. Perfect for young animal lovers.
—School Library Journal