It’s the summer of 1968 in Sonoma County, California, and eleven-year-old Weston Gregg and his nine-year-old sister, Wendy, are looking for fun things to do during their summer break from school. When they discover some abandoned rabbits, they hatch an idea to make a positive difference for animals and people in their small town of Tyler Stop.
They decide to form ‘Rescue Each Species-Quickly’, or RES-Q Tyler Stop.
There are challenges to face as they move forward into their new venture, including standing up to someone who is targeting Weston’s friends for being different and a painfully bad decision.
Will Weston have to handle these issues on his own or will he learn to accept the advice and wisdom shared by some important people in his life? Join Weston and his family and friends as they share some adventures and learn and grow together in RES-Q Tyler Stop.
“Adventure has no end in this tale, where a heart for animals inspires and surprises await around every bend.”
“The most important element of this book for was the love for animals our main characters have and I think that makes this well paced story a must read for our young middle grade students. In a world full of digital technology, our young people need more books like this to bring them back to what matters most. Friendship, love and our furry friends!”
“The main characters are sweet, they have to deal with real life problems (which would be good conversation starters) and they have hearts to save all different types of animals! I would definitely recommend reading it for middle school grade kids.”
Author Note: My inspiration to write RES-Q Tyler Stop was a simple bumper sticker I saw several years ago. The bumper sticker had a large paw print motif with the words ‘Who Rescued Who?’ printed across the center. That image and motto got me to thinking, and I soon hatched the idea to write a story set in Sonoma County in Northern California involving rescued animals.