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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrew Brumbach  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born:


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Illinois Connection

Brumbach has lived in Chicago and currently resides in Wheaton.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrew Brumbach grew up in Eugene, Oregon, surrounded by artists and musicians and storytellers. He studied art in Texas, traded bond options in Chicago, and spent a few years in Tokyo. Today, he is a writer and a trading and investment analyst. ''The Eye of Midnight'' is his first novel.


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Titles At Your Library

The Eye of Midnight
ISBN: 0385744617

Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 2016

“Combining a 1920s New York setting with ancient Turkish and Arabian folklore and history, this novel reads like a young Indiana Jones adventure. . . . As smart as it is action-packed.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


On a stormy May day in 1929, William and Maxine arrive on the doorstep of Battersea Manor to spend the summer with a grandfather they barely remember. Whatever the cousins expected, Colonel Battersea isn’t it.

Soon after they settle in, Grandpa receives a cryptic telegram and promptly whisks the cousins off to New York City to meet an unknown courier and collect a very important package. Before he can do so, however, Grandpa vanishes without a trace.

When the cousins stumble upon Nura, a tenacious girl from Turkey, she promises to help them track down the parcel and rescue Colonel Battersea. But with cold-blooded gangsters and a secret society of assassins all clamoring for the mysterious object, the children soon find themselves in a desperate struggle just to escape the city’s dark streets alive.

“A youthful mystery

worthy of John Bellairs, with lyrical language

reminiscent of Edith Nesbit

yet it stands on its own, creating a fully realized world with clearly defined lines of good and evil, and just a dash of magic.” —Booklist

“Readers of R. L. LaFevers’s Theodosia Throckmorton series as well as

lovers of the Rick Riordan books will enjoy this. A well-crafted adventure with a dash of magic.” —School Library Journal



“Brumbach’s vivid descriptions and terse, to-the-point dialogue keep the action moving and readers constantly engaged and surprised. . . .

A fast-paced, action-packed adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews


Awards

'''''The Eye of Midnight'''''

ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

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