BOOT: Small Robot, Big Adventure
When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn’t with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved, which means something important to humans.
Boot soon realises its emotions make it different to other robots, who just function and don’t think. Boot is scared but tries to be brave, which is hard when its screen keeps showing a wobbly, worried face. Luckily Boot meets Noke and Red – other ‘advanced’ robots who have learned to survive in secret.
With new friends by its side, Boot is determined to find Beth and the gang set off on a dangerous adventure. Everything Boot thought it knew about the world is changing, and things aren’t as simple as it remembers . . .
Illustrated throughout in glorious black and white by the award-winning Ben Mantle, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and hope. It will take you by surprise and make you think about the world around you.
About the Author
Shane Hegarty is the author of the bestselling series ‘Boot’ (Hachette Children’s) about a robot that wakes up in a rubbish grinder with only two-and-a-half memories. Boot3: The Creaky Creatures was published in September 2020. Boot was nominated for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Prize and the An Post Irish Book of the Year, as well as being the UNESCO CIty of Literature Dublin CityWide Read 2020.
Previously, Shane wrote ‘Darkmouth’ (HarperCollins), a four book series about a boy who has to fight legends of myth, but really doesn’t want to do it. ‘Darkmouth’ was nominated for the Waterstones Prize and is being adapted for film by Alcon Entertainment (Blade Runner 2049, The Expanse).
His books have been translated into over 20 languages. His popular live events have included Edinburgh Book Festival, Hay On Wye Literary Festival, and the Marburger Lesefest in Germany.
Shane lives on the east coast of Ireland with his wife, four children, but no pets due to an unfortunate incident with the family goldfish.
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