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Star Jumper Journal of a Cardboard Genius (Journal of a Cardboard Genius Book 1)

star jumper cardboard genius frank asch

Book Information

Reader Personality Type
Kids Can Press 2006
Good for Reluctant Readers?
Part of a Series

Alex has a little brother who just drives him crazy. So, Alex decides to build himself a cardboard spaceship so he can fly away and escape that pesky little boy. Will this spaceship actually break out of the Earth's atmosphere? Can he fly?

128 pages                      9781553378860                        Ages 7-10

Keywords:  brothers, spaceship, getting along, family life, fun, humor, part of a series, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


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! -from the publisher

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