|Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine was written and illustrated by longtime |
Sanibel residents Joe Fisher and Jaye Boswell. The book has been selected as an Indie Book Worth Discovering by the prestigious Kirkus Reviews. The award recognizes books rated in the top 10% of all indie books
reviewed positively by Kirkus Reviews during the year.
Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine tells the story of a fire engine and the
fireman and boy who love him. It follows Rusty’s journey from hero to
outcast and back again.
“…the ups and downs of an anthropomorphic fire engine are
The lighthearted and multi-layered story, richly told and whimsically
illustrated, appeals to children and adults alike according to the review.
“Fisher’s prose invites empathy, as does illustrator Boswell’s understated
suggestion of a face in Rusty’s grille and headlights,” according to the
The surprise ending brings the tale to a heart-warming and satisfying
conclusion. It reveals all things have hidden value that is waiting to be
Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine is a classic story of love, loss,
transformation and redemption. “The author’s observations on the
fickleness of fame come through with appropriate humor and warmth.”
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, held annually at the J. N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge, and boasting over 40,000 entrants a year from across the United States.
Joe Fisher is a 24 year resident of Sanibel. He 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 he created and told his children when they
Download Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine on Amazon Kindle, Apple
iBooks, or Kobo. Or buy autographed hardcover copies at
www.JoeFisherBooks.com, Bailey’s General Store, and MacIntosh BOOKS + PAPER (book signing November 16) in Sanibel.
Joe and Jaye welcome opportunities to visit and read Rusty the
Forgotten Fire Engine to children in local schools and libraries. For
more information email Joe@JoeFisherBooks.com.