Adam Osterweil Adam Osterweil has written numerous adventure books for young readers, including the Disney-award winning The Comic Book Kid, The Baseball Card Kid, The Amulet of Komondor, The Lost Treasure of Talus Scree, Cooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector, and The Creepy Dungeon.

Adam grew up in Plainview, NY. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Classics, and from Stony Brook University with a M.A. in Liberal Studies. He teaches junior high English at Springs School in Springs, New York. His hobbies include kayaking, historical research, video games, and metal detecting.

Timeline

  • 1999 Stephen Roxburgh, the publisher of Front Street Books and Joy Neaves, editor, contact Adam to offer a contract for publication of The Comic Book Kid. Craig Smith is hired as the illustrator.
  • 2001 The Comic Book Kid is released by Front Street Books.
  • 2002 The Comic Book Kid receives the Disney Adventures children's choice award. Bank Street College names The Comic Book Kid one of the best books of the year. Scholastic publishes the softcover reprint of The Comic Book Kid.
  • 2003 Front Street Books releases The Amulet of Komondor. Peter Thorpe created the interior and cover illustrations.
  • 2005 Front Street Books releases The Lost Treasure of Talus Scree. Peter Thorpe created the interior and cover illustrations.
  • 2009 Boyds Mills Press releases The Baseball Card Kid, the sequel to The Comic Book Kid. Craig Smith reprised his role as interior and cover illustrator.
  • 2010 Artbarn Children's Community Theater performs a stage version of The Comic Book Kid. Philip Alexander's theme song to The Comic Book Kid debuts during the performance.
  • 2013 Namelos releases Cooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector. Cooper is named a 2013 Honor Book, Society of School Librarians International Book Awards.
  • 2018 The Creepy Dungeon reading event takes place at Springs School. Adam coordinated this charity event with the Springs PTA to thank the students for 20 years of writing inspiration (See photos page)
 
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