**CANCELLED** Rescue's Birthday Party!

Poor Rescue is under the weather! We will announce a new date for this event soon!

Happy 7th birthday to Rescue! Come celebrate the birthday of the book world’s favorite service dog with Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes & Scott Magoon, the authors and illustrator of RESCUE & JESSICA. It'll be a birthday party Rescue will never forget! We'll have Pupcakes, cupcakes, activities, and much more! 

Tickets for this woof-tastic party include one copy of RESCUE & JESSICA and admission for two.


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. 

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. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Scott Magoon has been designing, writing, and illustrating books for young readers since 2003. He lives in Reading, Massachusetts.


Event date: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763696047
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Candlewick - April 3rd, 2018

Signed Copies

Due to the nature of virtual events, signed copies may not always be available. Information about signed copies will be included in the event description.

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