At today's family book reading over at The Swan Inn, Dobcross, a boy named Joe came to hear our story and asked if he could have his photograph taken with real life Dusty afterwards! Of course, Dusty, who is always kind, agreed!
Thanks for coming along Joe!
Robert and Dusty will be heading over to The Swan Inn in Dobcross to do a reading and sign books before the Christmas Light switch on! Landlady Sharon is selling copies of the book at the bar! If you're local, join us.
Visit The Swan Inn website here.
Result CIC are a social enterprise that offers coaching and training to marginalised people. They asked Joe and Dusty Saves the World author Robert Martin to write for them about the importance of the values that inform the book.
You can read the article on the Result CIC website here.
On Thursday 28 October 2021, the very first copies of Joe and Dusty Save the World arrived at Dusty's house! As you can see, she was overwhelmed!
Copies of the paperback are available now whilst the hardback edition will be available from Thursday 4 November.
The paperback is £9.99 and the hardback is £14.99.
In the spirit of Joe and Dusty, we also have a 'Kindness Bundle' which allows you to buy a hardback book for yourself whilst donating a paperback to our giveaways, costing £21.
You can buy Joe and Dusty save the World here.
A Go Fund Me campaign supporting Joe and Dusty Save the World which aimed to raise £3000 has achieved its goal.
This covers the cost of printing hardback copies of the book with a sustainable, ethical printing company, and means that 10% of the books can be given away.
A big Thank You to everyone who contributed.
"I'm a professional actor, dancer and model. I have Downs Syndrome, but that is not all I am."
Sarah Gordy, MBE, whose credits include the BBC's 'Upstairs Downstairs' and the National Theatre's 'Jellyfish' has written an introduction to 'Joe and Dusty Save the World.'
Of the book, Sarah says,
"Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Joe and Dusty are a great example of this. We need different people to make the world better in lots of different ways. I don't know what the future holds but I know everyone has potential. And wherever our adventures take us we'll need different people to help save the day.
When I was young I loved reading books and telling stories. I hope this book helps more young people fall in love with reading. And that it helps everyone see the world needs all kinds of heroes, like Joe and Dusty and me and you!"
Joe and Dusty's author, Robert Martin, is delighted to have Sarah's voice amongst those praising the book.