Meet Stephen Dittmer, author of The Brewster Boys, on July 24th from 6:30-8:30pm.
The Brewster Boys
The Brewster Boys and the Eve of Infamy
Peter, Jonathan, and Abigail are your average teenagers trying to endure their boring summer in everyday America. They quickly discover this summer will be like no other. Stumbling upon a criminal’s malfunctioning time device, the friends find themselves thrust back to the Hawaiian island of Oahu on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. There, they uncover a plot to prevent the attack from ever taking place. However, there is nothing noble about this plan. The owner of the device is a Nazi sympathizer named Klara Beich. She is the granddaughter of an infamous German scientist, Dietrich von Wexler, who has created many abnormal inventions. By stopping the attack and halting America’s entrance into the war, Klara would prevent her grandfather from being tried at the Nuremberg trials, and also ensure a victory for Nazi Germany. Conflicted between saving the lives of thousands of Hawaiians and preventing a major change in world history, the Brewster boys and Abby, along with their new local friend, Chuck, face many unforeseen obstacles: Nazi inventions, Japanese bombers, mobster henchmen, and the use of 1940’s slang!
The Brewster Boys and the Red Revenge
A week has passed since Jon, Pete, and Abby returned home from the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now all they want is to relax and enjoy the remainder of their summer. However, they soon realize that their time-travel adventure has just begun. After noticing minor changes in their neighborhood’s landscape, and receiving a cryptic phone message from an unknown source, the Brewster boys and Abby realize that something is missing from America - the states! The Mississippi River now divides the United States and the North American territory of the Soviet Union! Feeling responsible for these radical changes the Brewster boys and Abby have no other choice but to travel back and set things right. On their journey they’ll discover significant changes in the events of the Manhattan project, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of J.F.K. They will even visit Nikita Khrushchev’s Moscow!
The Brewster Boys and the Haunted Homecoming
The summer time-traveling adventures of Jon, Pete and Abby have come to an end. The new school year is underway and Roosevelt High’s Halloween-themed homecoming dance is right around the corner. Abby, as competitive as ever, is preparing for the dance-off. Her boyfriend, Pete, whether he likes it or not, is along for the ride. Even though it’s October, Jon has yet to finish his summer assignment on the civil war. Upon visiting the Spritzer’s plantation house for some last minute research, the Brewsters discover a strange and eerie presence in the house. Did Jon’s civil war research stir up the spirit of an old civil war general? Is Mr. Spritzer holding back on what he knows about the old house? Drawn in by the historical aspect of the haunting, Jon must alleviate the worrisome fears of his tag-along cousin as they encounter unexplained footsteps, flying swords, flame-spitting chimneys and green-glowing apparitions. Will time travel save them this time?
"Stephen J Dittmer was born and raised in Dale City, Virginia. Switching majors from vocal performance, he earned his Bachelor's in History in 2001. He then earned his Master's of Education in 2005. He currently teaches high school history in Prince William County, where he still resides. He has enjoyed writing the first three books in the Brewster Boys series and looks forward to writing more in the future!"