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Martin Patin
Author, Illustrator
Roebell Sandwich
Martin Patin, author

Twelve-year-old Paul Roebell has a dream: He wants to be on TV.  As he pursues that dream while living a typical boy's life, he experiences a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows that impact not only himself but his friends and family as well.  Will Paul be successful in his goal, or will he be met with disappointment?  And how will he handle that outcome?

"Roebell Sandwich" is a fictional story about the ups and downs in the life of a 12-year-old boy growing up in Queens, New York in the 1970s.

Amazon review by Jody Kitazono on 8/19/2022

(5.0 out of 5 stars)  "A good read!"

This engaging narrative will draw you in, whether you are an adult or younger reader. You will want to know what happens next! Twelve-year-old Paul’s adventures depict real life, with all its ups and downs. But there is a hope instilled, for any and all who read this, that things have a way of working out, and life is good!

Amazon review by Kimberley Simpson, 9/3/2022

(5.0 out of 5 stars)  "Fun, interesting & engaging read"

From the very beginning, I enjoyed reading about the adventures of 12-year old Paul Roebell. It was fun to see what life was like in the 1970’s for a pre-teen boy. The book draws the reader into Paul’s life and you find yourself rooting for him to obtain his dream.

Amazon review by Perre Scott, 9/26/2022

(5.0 out of 5 stars)  "Kept me thoroughly engaged the whole time"

A very appealing story about a pre-teen's dream of appearing on a TV game show and the serious family relationships at a very important time in his life. It is a captivating read which kept me interested the whole time, as Paul Roebell was learning to surmount life's obstacles at an early age.

Self-Publishing Review (SPR), 10/10/2022

Martin Patin’s charming novel, Roebell Sandwich, follows the ups and downs of a 12-year-old boy’s life in Queens, N.Y. during the 70s and his pursuit of fame. When Paul Roebell achieves his dream of being on TV, his success is countered by failures he must learn to accept. Though the story lacks a distinct climax, this supports the feeling of Roebell’s routine daily life, and Patin’s themes of masculinity and identity keep the story alive. Both lighthearted and realistic, Patin provides readers with an entertaining dive into 70s nostalgia that also makes a comment on contemporary issues. --- Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★