RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE

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“…humor and heart…the small illustrations
are pleasantly rendered…”
 Kirkus Reviews

AGES 4-8!

When the Mayor Himself decides the town of Someport-by-the-Sea needs a new fire engine the Fire Chief picks a shiny, bright red one that has all the latest tools needed to put out fires. The new fire engine becomes the joy of the children in town and the pride of the fireman and townspeople alike.

But after many years the fire engine becomes old and worn until everyone begins to laugh and call it Rusty. Sad and forlorn Rusty is ignored and forgotten. Then during the 4th of July parade in a summer like no other Rusty saves the day in a most surprising and unusual way.

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine (Book 1, in a three-part series) tells the story of a fire engine and the fireman and boy who love him. It is a lighthearted and multi-layered story, richly told, that will appeal to children and adults alike.

Whimsical illustrations create an air of fantasy, drawing children into Rusty’s world while stimulating their imaginations as they follow Rusty’s journey from hero to outcast and back again.

The surprise ending brings the tale to a heart-warming and satisfying conclusion that reveals all things have hidden value that is waiting to be released. Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is a classic story of love, loss, transformation and redemption.

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Upcoming Books in the ADVENTURES OF RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE Series…

Book 2 – Rusty Goes To Water World

When the townspeople of Someport-by-the-Sea want to honor Rusty for saving them during the “Summer Like No Other” the Mayor Himself decides a park should be named in Rusty’s honor.  But, finding the right place is not as easy as it sounds.  Then when students at Sea Stone Elementary take Rusty on their end of year celebration at Water World things don’t go as planned.  Just as Mr. Spritz the Manager of Water World is about to close the park because of an equipment failure, Rusty, with the help of Fireman Jim and Mike the Deputy Fire Chief, once again saves the day and in the process finds a new home in a water park that bears his name. COMING SOON 2019!

Book 3 – Rusty and Calliope

Rusty enjoys being the center of attention and in the middle of the excitement in his new home, the Rusty Always Saves the Day Water Park.  Nevertheless, he does have moments of loneliness when the park closes for the day or for the season.  Then, one day a new attraction arrives – the funniest wagon he has ever seen.  Called Calliope it plays haunting melodies that seem to make the fountains dance in response.  Jealous at first Rusty becomes increasingly infatuated with Calliope’s music and attached – in more ways than one – to the new arrival.  Eventually, Rusty and Calliope are hitched by the Mayor Himself and (spoiler alert) they make beautiful music together. COMING SOON 2020!


Meet Jaye the Illustrator, and Joe the Author…

Jaye Boswell is a 35 year resident of Sanibel. For 22 years she was an award winning art teacher in the Lee County and Sanibel Schools. One of her class projects grew into the nationally acclaimed Junior Duck Stamp competition.

 

Joe Fisher is a 24 year resident of Sanibel and is passionate about the importance of loved ones reading to young children on a frequent basis. Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is his first children’s book and is the written version of a story her created and told his children when they were young.


“A delightful repast that transcends generations.  At once, a kiddo’s trek through the blissful naïveté of life on the bright side.  And a Boomer’s journey that illustrates the value and joy of purposefully redefining.  Certain to elicit smiles and tug and touch hearts of all ages.” – DOROTHY PARKER, REVIEW ON AMAZON

“I purchased Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine for my 3 year old daughter – who is obsessed with fire engines and dalmations – and she loved it! The illustrations are fantastic and it has a great message. Definitely recommend!” – ERIKA IRIS SIMMONS

“Children and adults will relate to this charming story. A new fire engine becomes a cast-off with age. Even though the community has all but forgotten its initial pride in the engine there are still those who remember the wonderful experiences they enjoyed with Reddy/Rusty. Rusty’s old age becomes an asset in a clever ending to the story.

The story contains delightful jingles and rhymes for children to repeat. The illustrator has done a superb job of making Reddy/Rusty jump off the page and into our hearts.” – LYNN BEATY


JOE FISHER IS SEEKING AN AGENT OR PUBLISHER TO ACQUIRE PUBLISHING AND MERCHANDISING RIGHTS FOR THE ADVENTURES OF RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE INITIALLY CONCEIVED AS A THREE BOOK SERIES WITH ADDITIONAL BOOKS BASED ON MARKET DEMAND.

ANOTHER CHILDREN’S BOOK – OSPREYS IN THE OUTFIELD: A SANIBEL STORY – IS ALSO AVAILABLE. CONTACT JOE HERE.

Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 10 × .5 × 10 in
Pages

Full Color, 32 Page Illustrated Children's Book

Book No.

Book 1 of 3. (Books 2 & 3 coming soon!)