Star Jumper

Star Jumper

Journal of A Cardboard Genius

Book - 2006
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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!
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9781553378877
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.


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Aaron M Ball
May 21, 2014

I used this quick novel and with my students to get them excited about building.

Jun 18, 2012

This is such an amazing novel. I had the privilege of reading this novel to grade three classes while working as a school librarian. Both boys and girls loved it and everyone wanted to take it home with them to read. The author writes with a great deal of attitude and the kids just loved it. They even wondered if the main character really was going to blast off into space! It is a great book to read allowed.

JCLChristiH Jan 05, 2011

Good for elementary boys interested in inventing or space, especially if they have a pesky younger brother.

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