BOOT: The Rusty Rescue

BOOT: The Rusty Rescue : Book 2

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This is a thrill-ride of an adventure, with illustrations by Ben Mantle bringing Boot's world to life. Fans of Toy Story and Charlie Changes into a Chicken will love this hilarious, warm-hearted story about a small robot on a big adventure, full of fun, friendship and a warehouse full of bouncy castles.

'Fast, funny and furious. These are definitely my favourite robots.' Eoin Colfer

Toy robot Boot has come a long way since it woke up in a scrapyard with only two and a half glitchy memories. It has a home with its robot pals in an abandoned amusement arcade, and has discovered what true happiness is - although it's still not sure why humans are so leaky and weird ... But when Boot and the gang stumble upon Rusty, an old, broken robot, forgotten in the back of a testing lab, it's time to spring into action. Boot knows there's something special about Rusty - but can they free the old robot and help it find its purpose?

Illustrated throughout in glorious black and white by the award-winning Ben Mantle, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and hope.

Read more of Boot's adventures - shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Book Award - including Boot: small robot: BIG adventure and The Creaky Creatures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 198g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 144494939X
  • 9781444949391
  • 4,202

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a tale of resilience and hope amid an adventure filled with friendship and fun. A super option both for reluctant readers and those beginning to become independent readers. * Irish Examiner * ...succeeds not only in entertaining children with its car chases and death-defying escapades, but in providing food for thought for readers of all ages. * Evening Echo *
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About Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty (Author)
Shane Hegarty was a journalist and editor of the Irish Times, and before that worked in radio and the music business. Now a full time writer, he is the author of the bestselling middle-grade series, Darkmouth - which is currently being developed into a big screen animation by Oscar-nominated director Douglas Sweetland and Moana Head of Story, Dave Pimentel. Darkmouth was nominated for the Waterstones Prize. Boot is his first series for younger readers. He lives near Dublin with his wife and a brutally honest young readers focus group - otherwise known as his four children.

Ben Mantle (Illustrator)
Ben was born in Leamington Spa in 1980, and developed a very early interest in things artistic, designing programme covers for school productions and even coming first in his local library colouring-in competition. From there he went on to study animation at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 2003. He moved to Brighton to work as 'Head of Animation' in a media company, focusing on Character and Background design. Since 2008, Ben has been working as a Children's Book Illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton and he also produces screen prints and digital artwork to exhibit.
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