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 Kitten called Holly (Jasmine Green Rescues)
 Author: Peters, Helen

 Publisher:  Walker Books (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 131 p., ill., 20 cm

 BTSB No: 710669 ISBN: 9781536210279
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Cats -- Fiction
 Animal rescue -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Farm life -- Fiction

Price: $19.48

When a mother cat leaves a shed on Jasmine's family farm, abandoning one of her babies, Jasmine and Tom feel compelled to step in and raise the tiny kitten. But with a house full of rescued animals--and a veterinarian mother who has reached her limit--will Jasmine be able to keep another pet? Or is it someone else's turn to make a new animal friend?

 Illustrator: Snowdon, Ellie
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 509691

   School Library Journal (08/01/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2020 Gr 2–5—Jasmine Green returns in another addition to her animal rescue series. Jasmine and her friend Tom are exploring a dilapidated shed in their backyard when they discover a litter of kittens hidden behind a bale of hay. They inadvertently frighten the mother cat, who moves two of the kittens but leaves the third behind. Jasmine and Tom make up their mind to save and care for the abandoned kitten. Jasmine is a tenacious and irrepressible young girl who refuses to sit idly by when an animal is in need. Comparisons to James Herriot are apt as this story delves deeply into the intricacies of kitten care. The tone also has a similar matter-of-fact approach to serious aspects of animal husbandry. Jasmine's mother is a vet and her father is a farmer, so both characters provide helpful animal advice throughout the story. Occasional black-and-white illustrations will help pique reluctant readers' interest and the fast-paced text is lively. VERDICT Purchase where animal chapter books are popular.—Laken Hottle, Providence Community Lib. - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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