Rescue and Jessica by Jessica Kensky audiobook

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

By Jessica Kensky  and Patrick Downes
Read by John McDonough

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664471894

  • ISBN: 9781664579729

Runtime: 0.20 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2018 New England Book Award for Children's Books

Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire. Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog - it's the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he's better suited to being a service dog, he's worried that he's not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time. An endnote from the authors tells more about the training and extraordinary abilities of service dogs, particularly their real-life best friend and black lab, Rescue.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This sensitively told version—written with her husband, who also lost a leg in the bombing—highlights her relationship with the gallant Rescue.” New York Times Book Review
“Renewal of a more poignant sort…Young readers may also be delighted by the tasks that Rescue and dogs like him can perform, from fetching a ringing cellphone and opening the fridge to knowing exactly when his human needs consolation.” Wall Street Journal
“This riveting story about the relationship between a disabled girl and her black lab service dog is based loosely on Kensky’s own experiences as a double amputee…Throughout, the reader is treated to fascinating details on the many tasks service dogs can accomplish and, more important, how Jessica and Rescue saved each other. An inspiring tale of compassion and perseverance.” Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jessica Kensky

Author Bio: Jessica Kensky

Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes are a married couple who were both injured during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Jessica’s service dog, Rescue, joined their family in 2014.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Patrick Downes

Author Bio: Patrick Downes

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.20
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English