Brothers Below Zero by Tor Seidler
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Tim Tuttle can't hold a candle to John Henry -- not in school, not in sports, not in anything. To make matters worse, John Henry is his younger brother. However, Tim has a wonderful refuge: his friendship with his eccentric great-aunt Winifred. And when his great-aunt teaches him to paint, Tim discovers a world all his own.

Tim's newfound talent delights his parents, but it doesn't sit well with John Henry. Until one snowy Christmas Eve, when he hits upon the perfect plan to undermine Tim's glory. John Henry's sinister scheme succeeds beyond his wildest expectations and leads to a harrowing subzero adventure that changes both boys forever.

Gripping and moving, Brothers Below Zero demonstrates that Tor Seidler is one of the strongest voices writing today.

 

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Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Vermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which plaVermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which places his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by ces his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by his family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English lhis family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English literature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-siterature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-seven his first book, "The Dulcimer Boy", was published, launeven his first book, "The Dulcimer Boy", was published, launching his celebrated career as a writer. Over the past twching his celebrated career as a writer. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most importantenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most important voices in children's fiction with such classics as, "A Rat' voices in children's fiction with such classics as, "A Rat's Tale", "The Wainscott Weasel", an ALA Notable Book, "Terpis Tale", "The Wainscott Weasel", an ALA Notable Book, "Terpin", and "Mean Margaret", which was selected as a finalist fon", and "Mean Margaret", which was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in Newr the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in New York City. York City.
 
Published November 23, 2010 by HarperCollins. 148 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In fact, Tim confesses to his Great-aunt Winifred, an eccentric but wise oldster who speaks almost entirely in folksy sayings, John Henry is just naturally “better at everything.” The situation reverses when Tim takes up painting and turns out to have a genuine gift.

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A seventh grader is outshone by his younger brother at everything until he finds an unrecognized talent, which his brother ruins—leading him to run away into the frigid Vermont countryside.

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Readers may have trouble believing John Henry's sudden change of heart when he sets out to find Tim ("Why had he done such a rotten thing to his brother—his one and only brother?").

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