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Rescue and Jessica

Title

Rescue and Jessica

Illustrator

Scott Magoon

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780763696047

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; wheelchair user; amputation; missing leg; service animal; acquired limb difference

Main Character

male dog; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Dog / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2018 Ages 6-8
Schneider Family Book Award, 2019 Winner

Keywords

prosthetics; prosthetic leg; service dog; Boston Marathon Bombing; hospital; service dog in-training; worries; feelings

Diversity Impact

direct

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