The Tale of Rescue

When a blizzard traps a family outside during a whiteout, a nearby cattle dog rescues them.

By Michael J. Rosen Read by Nick Mondelli Action and Adventure / Animals / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 1h 8m Sell Sheet
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1 Audio CDs March 14, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520070377 Add to Cart
							A family-a mother, a father, and their ten-year-old son-have come all the way from Florida to the Appalachian foothills to experience the wonder of a snowy weekend. But when a blizzard suddenly descends, the family finds themselves trapped outside, disoriented in the whiteout and the waist-deep snowdrifts. Panicked, exhausted, and freezing, they cry out for help. From off in the distance at a nearby farm, a cattle dog hears their faint cries, and she turns her attention from her daily driving of cattle to saving the family. This stirring tale is both a compelling story of survival and a meditation on the tremendous will of man's best friend.

"Rosen portrays the dog's attempts to save the family so astutely that readers will feel the dog's determination and exhaustion, and his somber, parsed descriptions of the blizzard and the family's subsequent disorientation in the whiteout bring their cold and fear close...A fine, superbly illustrated tale of adventure, bravery, and loyalty." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"The urgent pace of the cattle dog's rescue coupled with striking poetic language during quieter moments..." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"When the humans begin to fail in the deep drifts, the heroic-dog-and, really, is it not heroism?-hits upon a remarkable stratagem to make straight their way to safety in this snug and handsome volume." - The Wall Street Journal

"An excellent selection for fans of survival literature and realistic animal adventure." - School Library Journal

"This is gloriously melodramatic sentimental fiction that would make the Victorians proud, and it will be irresistible to animal-loving kids who have been able to withstand the pull of youthful cynicism." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books