Brother from a Box

Brother from a Box

By Evan Kuhlman; Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442426580, 325pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012


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

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

Praise For Brother from a Box

"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