News & Events

I really love doing events and meeting readers. If you’re from a library, bookshop or festival and you’d like to get in touch about an event, please contact my publicist, Rebecca Mason, at Nosy Crow, using rebecca@nosycrow.com.

 

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News

The tenth book in the Jasmine Green series, A Donkey Called Mistletoe, will be published by Nosy Crow on 1st October, and is available to pre-order now. Jasmine’s little brother Manu and his best friend Ben have been cast as the front and back legs of the pantomime donkey in their school nativity play. What could possibly go wrong?? Meanwhile, an elderly farmer in the village is moving into a care home, and his beloved donkey, Mistletoe, will have to go to an animal sanctuary many miles away. Can Jasmine convince her parents that Mistletoe must come and live on their farm instead?

I love writing Christmas stories and this might be my favourite so far. It introduces two new characters, Harrison and Mr Hobson, that I’m very fond of. I had so much fun writing the scenes of chaos at the nativity play, and Ellie Snowdon’s illustrations are completely glorious. I hope you enjoy it!

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Events

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School Visit – Wednesday 18th November 2020

I’m excited to be continuing as Author in Residence at Kensington Prep School. I’ll be spending the day there on 18 th November, talking about A Lamb Called Lucky with Years 1&2, The Farm Beneath the Water with Years 3&4 and Anna at War with Years 5&6..

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Tower Hamlets Book Award – Friday 20th November 2020

I’m thrilled that Anna at War has been shortlisted for the Tower Hamlets Book Award 2020. The grand finale is at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, and the organisers are busy adapting this year’s ceremony as a hybrid virtual/in-person event. I’m very much hoping to be there in person!

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World Book Day – 4th March 2021

On World Book Day 2021 I will be doing a joint event with Ellie Snowdon, the brilliant illustrator of the Jasmine Green series, at Kensington Prep School. We will run a writer and illustrator workshop with EYFS and KS1. I will also be running a writing workshop based on The Farm Beneath the Water with Years 3&4.

Helen Peters grew up on an old-fashioned farm in Sussex, surrounded by family, animals and mud. She spent most of her childhood reading stories and putting on plays in a tumbledown shed that she and her friends turned into a theatre.

 

After university, she became an English and Drama teacher. Helen lives with her husband and children in Brighton, and she teaches in a secondary school when she isn’t writing books.

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All black-and-white illustrations are by Ellie Snowdon, taken from the Jasmine Green books. www.elliesnowdon.co.uk

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