Rescue and Jessica is an illuminating and inspirational book that will shine a light on what it is like to live with a mobility impairment and the amazing life of a service dog as well as their impact in the lives of those with impairments. This heartening story is based on a real-life partnership, love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog.
Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog. 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.
Jessica's life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it after part of her legs are removed.
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.
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. They have been widely covered in the media and will be featured in two upcoming films about the marathon. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Scott Magoon has been designing, writing and illustrating books for young readers since 2003. Some of his works include; I have a Balloon, I Will Not Eat You, Mostly Monsterly and The Boy Who Cried Bigfood!
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
Walker Books Australia
Authors: Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
Illustrator: Scott Magoon