Rescue & Jessica a life-changing friendship

Format: DVD 2019
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Northland Public Library Children's Audio Video J 636 R31 (DVD)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Video
Call Number  J 636 R31 (DVD)
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual DVD J RES
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD J RES
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Audiovisual j DVD RESCUE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  j DVD RESCUE
Based on true events, this inspiring story of love and teamwork is about a girl and her service dog, both of whose lives turned out differently than they imagined they would.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* 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. The author's note mentions how she and husband Downes were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, but readers don't need to know this to be caught up in the story. The book follows two struggles: that of Rescue, a lab in training as a service dog, and of Jessica, a girl hospitalized by an injury, who must learn to cope with prosthetics, a wheelchair, and a whole new world of challenges. Both are worried about their futures in the world Rescue about performing his service duties, and Jessica over relearning everyday activities. The digital illustrations wonderfully underscore Jessica's journey from darkness (the overview of her hospital bed shows her family surrounded by blackness, for example) to light the pages are filled with gold, green, and movement once Jessica and Rescue start working together. 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.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "These married authors, who each lost legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and have a service dog named Rescue, affectingly weave fact and fiction in their debut book. Jessica, a fictional child, is a hospital patient recovering from an unspecified injury; ¿both of her legs were badly hurt,¿ and her left leg was amputated. While she learns to walk with a prosthetic leg (though she¿s ¿frustrated and sad about the things she still couldn¿t do¿), a frisky black Lab is being trained as a service dog nearby. Jessica¿s spirits improve measurably once she adopts Rescue, and, after her right leg is removed in a second surgery, the intuitive, intelligent dog helps Jessica adjust to her new life, emotionally and physically. Kensky and Downes streamline their character¿s medical ordeal and her process of learning to walk again, highlighting the moments of quiet victory as well as those of despair. Magoon¿s (I Have a Balloon) realistic digital illustrations poignantly capture these experiences, offering images of the girl and dog that emphasize the fact that theirs is a mutual rescue. The artist, who like the authors is a Boston resident, provides affectionate, sunlit glimpses of that city¿including one featuring a mother duck swimming with her ducklings. Ages 5¿9. Authors¿ agent: Clelia Gore, Martin Literary Management. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Juvenile films.
Service dogs -- Juvenile films.
People with disabilities -- Juvenile films.
Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile films.
Dogs -- Drama.
Service dogs -- Drama.
People with disabilities -- Drama.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama.
Children's films.
Animated films.
Short films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Holland, Ohio :Dreamscape Media, LLC,2019
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Rescue & Jessica.
Contributors Kensky, Jessica, author.
Downes, Patrick, 1984- author.
Magoon, Scott, illustrator.
Althens, Suzie, narrator.
Kensky, Jessica. Rescue & Jessica.
Dreamscape Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrator, Suzie Althens.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Based on the book Rescue & Jessica by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.
System Details DVD-R (might not be compatible with all players); widescreen presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (16 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781974960538
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