Adam Beck is the author of the popular nonfiction book "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability" and the lively new novel "How I Lost My Ear," illustrated by Simon Farrow. Over the past 20 years he has worked with hundreds of bilingual and multilingual children as a classroom teacher and private tutor. He now lends support to families all over the world through his blog Bilingual Monkeys (http://bilingualmonkeys.com) and his forum The Bilingual Zoo (http://bilingualzoo.com).
Originally from the United States, Beck has lived in Hiroshima, Japan since 1996 and is raising two bilingual children in Japanese and English. He attended college in New York, graduate school in San Francisco, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Czech Republic, where he taught English at the University of West Bohemia in the city of Pilsen. He also has a background in theater arts and worked for many years in children's theater, as a director and playwright, before turning his attention to bilingual children.