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Rust: A Visitor in the Field

First of a four-volume series by Royden Lepp. Los Angeles, CA: Archaia, 2011

Jet Jones, robot made to look like a boy but built for battle, Jet abandons his maker and the war in search for more, and is taken in by the Taylor family. Helping them save their farm, Jet discovers there’s more to who he is and what he was made for and sets off to learn what it means to both hero and human.

See how to use this book to teach and review geometry (p. 135) in Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy.

Grades 4+

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