What better time than the Christmas season for aspiring vet Jasmine to find a new home for her elderly neighbor’s gentle donkey?
When Jasmine and her best friend, Tom, visit their neighbor Mr. Hobson to help him with some chores, they discover that he is selling his farm and moving to a nearby assisted living facility. Because Mr. Hobson won’t have a home for his beloved donkey, Mistletoe, anymore, he is planning to send him to a faraway sanctuary. Jasmine doesn’t want to see them separated, so she hatches a plan to keep Mistletoe at Oak Tree Farm, where Mr. Hobson could visit him whenever he liked. But caring for a donkey is lots of work (as Jasmine’s parents often remind her), especially with her mischievous younger brother around. When the school nativity play encounters a mishap, though, Jasmine realizes she may have the perfect understudy right in her backyard. From author Helen Peters and illustrator Ellie Snowdon, this latest book in the Jasmine Green Rescues series offers a heartwarming tale of multigenerational friendship and holiday spirit.
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 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 received her MA in children’s book illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Ellie Snowdon lives in Cambridge, England.
Scenes of Harrison walking and nuzzling with Mistletoe sensitively illustrate the human-animal bond. . . . A Christmas-themed story for fans of the series.