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Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius

Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius

Spring 2006 Fiction
Ages: 7 - 9 yrs.
Author: Frank Asch
Illustrator: Frank Asch
Publisher: Kids Can Press
ISBN: 1553378865
Hardcover Price: $14.95
Alex has a new baby brother, Jonathan, whom he hates. The infant is revolting. He sticks to Alex as though he had been pasted to him. Peanut butter never gets closer to bread. Thank goodness that Alex is a scientific genius and an inventor; he figures he must do something to get away from Planet Earth to avoid the evil child. It will have to be his most brilliant invention. And indeed it is. In his backyard, Alex constructs a spaceship of cardboard and duct tape —as well as his own personal superior brainpower.

Author Frank Asch, as usual, keeps his audience enthralled.

Review   ©2006 Parents' Choice

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