Rust

Rust

Volume One, The Visitor in the Field

Book - 2016
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Jet Jones was built for battle, but must learn to be human.

Young Roman Taylor struggles to keep his family's small farm afloat as the countryside heals from a devastating world war. And when a boy with a jetpack, Jet Jones, suddenly crash lands into their barn, Roman believes the secrets of this visitor's past may be the key to their survival. But Jet, a robot made to look like a boy but actually built for battle, has brought more than even he knows to the farm and Roman may learn that some secrets are best left untold. Royden Lepp's Rust: Visitor in the Field chronicles Jet Jones's critically acclaimed adventure as the rocket boy tries to find a new home and something worth fighting for in this high-octane ode to family ties.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Archaia, 2016.
ISBN: 9781608868940
9781936393275
Branch Call Number: YA Lepp
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Visitor in the field

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theorbys May 10, 2013

You'll believe a boy (robot) can fly. Everything about this is well designed, especially visually. The characters, the production period design, the action, with really cool robots. It's a little later than steam punk, more electromechanical punk, from the 20s-40s perhaps, in some place like central Kansas or the Canadian plains. It's a bit frustrating since it is only vol. 1 but the rest of the series promises to be worth the wait. And while it may be considered a teen book, I think anyone who like graphic novels will enjoy this.

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