Joe and Dusty Save the World has been making headlines.
Publications such the Daily Star, Manchester Evening News and Northern Soul have all been writing about Joe, Dusty and author Robert Martin. Even The i Paper ran a feature in which the book is mentioned.
All of the articles have been collected in one place for you have a look at here.
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In Joe and Dusty Save the World, author Robert Martin deliberately avoided naming any condition or disability Joe may have, concentrating instead on all of Joe's abilities and strengths and leaving any interpretation up to the reader.
Having grown up with an older sister who was disabled, and working within organisations that have disability at their heart, Robert based Joe on various people without knowing that many of Joe's traits are actually part of who he is.
Because in January 2022, Robert was diagnosed with significant autism, something which was unexpected and which has had a major impact on his life. Not least because he now sees so much of himself in Joe.
You can read more about Robert's diagnosis and its impact here.
The lovely people over at Northern Soul have published an article about Joe and Dusty Save the World.
Read it here.
Rob uses his rusty BSL to talk directly to Joe and Dusty's deaf friends on International Day of People with Disabilities.
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.