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Jim Averbeck

Biography

Jim Averbeck

Jim Averbeck is the author of the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, IN A BLUE ROOM (Harcourt, 2008) and the author and illustrator of EXCEPT IF (Atheneum, 2011) OH NO, LITTLE DRAGON (Atheneum, 2012) and THE MARKET BOWL (Charlesbridge, 2012.)  He studied writing and illustrating for children at UC Berkeley. He was the Regional Advisor for the San Francisco chapter of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Jim Averbeck

Books by Jim Averbeck

Written by Jim Averbeck with illustrations by Yasmeen Ismail - Children's, Picture
written by Jim Averbeck, illustrated by Nick Bertozzi - Mystery
After the mysterious death of his mother, eleven-year-old Jack Fair is whisked away to San Francisco’s swanky Fairmont Hotel by his wicked Aunt Edith. There, he seems doomed to a life of fetching chocolates for his aunt and her pet chinchilla. Until one night, when Aunt Edith disappears, and the only clue is a ransom note written…in chocolate? Suddenly, Jack finds himself all alone on a quest to discover who kidnapped Aunt Edith and what happened to his mother. Alone, that is, until he meets an unlikely accomplice—Alfred Hitchcock himself! The two embark on a madcap journey full of hidden doorways, secret societies, cryptic clues, sinister villains, and cinematic flair.