Outstanding, Intermediate, Jennifer Li Shotz, Dog, Rescue, Kids, Policeman, Baseball
Just as Ben hits a home run in his game, his dad is called away to a serious police case with escaped prisoners on the loose. When Ben's dad ends up missing, with only a ping on his phone to indicate where he might be, Ben and his retired search-and-rescue dog, Hero, decide to try to find him. Hero is the best search-and-rescue dog there ever was. Ben encounters some trouble including a snake bite, an overnight stay in the hospital, and later capture by the same criminals holding his dad hostage. Along the way, Ben meets another boy, Tucker, who has some savvy skills (knows the woods, can hit anything with his slingshot) and ends up helping Ben. After finding Ben's dad, the two kids end up being able to prevent the criminals from robbing and hurting Tucker's family.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Hero #3: Rescue Mission,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40:
3, Article 119.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss3/119