Star Jumper

Frank Asch
Frank Asch

Self-proclaimed genius inventor Alex is convinced that his little brother Jonathan is evil. The kid never shuts up. He's a klutz, and he drools on his pillow when he sleeps. Jonathan's specialty, though, is sticking to Alex like glue --- and sticking his nose into his big brother's business.

That's why Alex has to leave Earth and fly so far away that no one will ever be able to find him. Using cardboard, duct tape, old odds and ends and his amazing scientific imagination, Alex builds Star Jumper, a spaceship that will deliver him from his rotten little brother forever! It's a plan only a cardboard genius could ever hope to pull off. But Jonathan has other ideas --- and a secret that ultimately brings forth Alex's most brilliant creation ever!

978-1-55337-887-7 | Feb 1, 2006
List Price: USD $7.95, CAD $8.95
BW 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 128 pages
Grades: 2 To 5 / Ages: 7 to 10

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Awards & Reviews

“Readers who like to tinker and dream will be the best audience for this tongue-in-cheek tale, in which the lines between imagination and reality are intriguingly blurred.”
— Booklist, July 2006
“[L]ively and realistic, bouncing between mock scientific jargon and exasperated brother-speak ... a good choice for young science-fiction fans.”
— School Library Journal, July 2006
“Play and reality merge”
— Kirkus Reviews, March 2006
“This fun book will take the reader on an adventure through the possibilities of the imagination ...”
— Library Media Connection, January 2007
2008 - Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Short-listed
2006 - Parents' Choice Award - Silver Medal, Winner

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