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BOOT: The Rusty Rescue


by Shane Hegarty

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 Boot’s quest to find out why humans are so leaky and weird.

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BOOT: The Rusty Rescue

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. 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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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 12.7 × 1.2 × 19.8 cm

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