Brother from a Box (Hardcover)

By Evan Kuhlman, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
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One new brother—assembly required. 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 EvanKuhlman.com.

Iacopo Bruno once had a very special friend who had everything he could possibly want. You see, ever sincethe two of themwere kids, Bruno's friend owned a magical pencil with two perfectly sharp ends. Whenever he wanted something, he drew it and it came to life! Once, he drew a spaceship andthe bothboarded it and went on a nice little tour around the galaxy. Another time, he drew a sparkling red plane that was very similar to the Red Baron's, only a little smaller. He pilotedthe two of theminside a giant volcano that had erupted only an hour earlier. WheneverBruno's friend was tired, he drew a big bed.They dreamed through the night until the morning light shone through the drawn shades. This great friend ofhis eventually moved to China . . . but he left his magic pencil with Bruno!

Praise For…


"Equally entertaining and thought-provoking, this one will appeal to science-fiction and suspense fans as well as those readers who tend toward more character and relationship-focused selections."

--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442426580
ISBN-10: 1442426586
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
Pages: 325
Language: English