Jessica Kensky, Patrick Downes & Scott Magoon

Authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, illustrator Scott Magoon, and service dog Rescue, are coming back to An Unlikely Story! Jessica, Patrick, and Scott will talk about their Schneider Family Book Award Winner, RESCUE & JESSICA, which tells the story of how Rescue helped Jessica and Patrick heal after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A and signing. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A 2019 Schneider Family Book Award Winner

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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
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Event date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763696047
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Candlewick - April 3rd, 2018

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