I received a copy of the book in this giveaway. I did not receive any other compensation, and all opinions are my own.
Maybelle is a strong reader; but her reading level exceeds her maturity. This worries me; it’s hard to find books that are about her favorite subjects (puppies and horses) that match up with her reading level. While it’s not a huge deal now; as she gets older it certainly will be. I don’t want her exposed to older themes before she is able to really understand what is happening, so I am leaning heavily on Tommy Nelson to keep us supplied with exactly this kind of book.
She’s not quite ready for it yet; but I am keeping our copy of Rock Harbor Search and Rescue handy because the time is coming soon! It’s geared towards ages 7 to 11, but I spend a lot of time in A.P.’s class (third grade) and think it’s best suited for girls around his age. The main character herself is 14, and as an added bonus takes place in Michigan!
Here is a trailer so you can check it out for yourself:
It’s based on the Rock Harbor series by the same author, but has content a younger audience is interested in.
Emily O’Reilly is obsessed with all things Search and Rescue. She volunteers with the team and goes on rescue missions with her stepmom. She is even selling homemade jewelry to save up for her own Search and Rescue puppy. But when an expensive necklace is stolen from a renowned jewelry artist at Rock Harbor’s fall festival and Emily is accused of the crime, it looks like she’ll never get her puppy and be able to join the Rock Harbor Search and Rescue team.
Emily isn’t willing to give up on her Search and Rescue dreams that easily, and she sets out to find the real culprit and to restore her reputation. With a few suspects in mind, Emily is determined to uncover the truth, but she isn’t prepared for the secrets she and the Search and Rescue dogs sniff out in the process. This exciting mystery is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and have them pining after a Search and Rescue puppy of their own!