A new series by Dandi Daley Mackall, author of the best-selling Winnie the Horse Gentler series!
If the world had any idea how mad I, Wesley “Mad Dog” Williams, am at it, the sun would be too scared to show its ugly face around here.
Meet 14-year-old Wes Williams, aka Mad Dog. He's from Chicago and looking to returnjust as soon as his mother gets out of rehab. In the meantime, he's stuck at Starlight Animal Rescue, where his only friend is his dog, Rex. As Wes schemes to get his old life back, will Rex and the other shelter dogs be able to rescue him . . . before his anger makes him go too far?
Starlight Animal Rescue: Where problem horses are trained and loved, where abandoned dogs become heroes, where stray cats become loyal companions. And where people with nowhere to fit in find a place to belong.
|Publisher:||Tyndale House Publishers|
|Series:||Starlight Animal Rescue Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of numerous books for children, including Larger-Than- Life Lara. She lives in West Salem, Ohio, with her husband and their three children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wes Williams is a 14 year old foster kid from Chicago who wants nothing more than to be with his mom, who is currently in rehab. He has some anger issues, and is also gifted in training dogs. The mother of his foster dad, Georgette ("George") gives Wes the task of training some dogs for a pilot program for the local assisted living retirement home. His foster family is pretty awesome, and while there is some resolution to some of his anger and challenges in the end it is definitely not a "pat" answer. I enjoyed this book and recommend the series for both pre-teens, teens, and adults as well!
Mad Dog, the second book in Dandi Daley Mackall's Starlight Animal Rescue series, tells the story of 14-year-old Wes Williams. Wes is from Chicago, and all he wants to do is return home. The only thing holding him back is that he has to wait for his mother to get out of rehab; but once that happens he'll be far away from the rescue farm and he'll never be coming back. Until then though he'll spend his time with his dog Rex, and he'll also be working on training rescued dogs and trying to place them into good homes. But when one of his rescue projects gets to be too much to handle, and he has to turn to another foster on the farm for help, will he finally snap, or will he ultimately allow God to get a hold of him? This book was just as good as the first. Mackall does a really amazing job writing about both people (especially teens), and animals. What I love is how real her characters are. None of them are perfect, or anywhere close to being perfect, and yet you really can't help but love them. In my opinion, she has once again she has woven together another winner.
MadDog follows the story of Wes, who we met in book #1. Wes rescues and trains unloved dogs. He is also a foster kid that is living at the Coolidges farm. This book had a bit more drama and heart wrenching emotion. So far, this series includes a "Tips on Finding the Perfect Pet" appendix at the back of each book and some practical ways you can save an unloved animal from a rescue centre.