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.
About the Author
Royden Lepp was born on the Canadian prairies of Manitoba. He grew up the son of an oil painter and a farmer and he’s been drawing since he could hold a pencil. Royden failed his 12th grade art class for drawing comics instead of assignments, and was kicked out of 10th grade math for animating in the corner of his textbook. He now writes and illustrates childrens books and graphic novels while working full time as an animator in the Seattle games industry. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Ruth.