Brother from a Box

Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno
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About The Book

One new brother—assembly required. A “page-turner filled with fun, intrigue, and suspense” (Kirkus Reviews) from the author of The Last Invisible Boy.

Matt Rambeau is officially a big brother—to a robot! Matt’s super-computer-genius dad is always getting cool tech stuff in the mail, but the latest box Matt opens contains the most impressive thing he’s ever seen: a bionically modified lifeform that looks human and calls Matt “brother” (in French)!

Norman turns out to be a bit of an attention hog and a showoff, but Matt’s still psyched to have a robotic sibling—even if he flirts with (ugh) girls. Then strange things start to happen. First a computer worm causes Norman to go berserk, and then odd men start showing up in unusual places. Matt soon realizes that someone is trying to steal the robot—correction—his brother!

In this zany, action-packed story with spies, skateboards, and plenty of artificial intelligence, acclaimed author Evan Kuhlman gets to the heart (and motherboard) of one of the most special relationships known to man (or machine): brotherhood.

About The Author

Evan Kuhlman is the author of Brother from a Box, the critically acclaimed The Last Invisible Boy, Great Ball of Light, and the highly lauded novel for adults Wolf Boy. He lives in Ohio. Visit him at AuthorEvanKuhlman.Wordpress.com.

About The Illustrator

Iacopo Bruno is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Milan, Italy.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 2013)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442426597
  • Grades: 4 - 7
  • Ages: 9 - 12
  • Lexile ® 820L

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Awards and Honors

  • Nene Award Master List (HI)
  • CBC Best Children's Books of the Year

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