Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius

Written and Illustrated by Frank Asch

Alex, a genius inventor, is constantly annoyed by his little brother, Jonathan. Jonathan's specialty 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!

Age Range 7 - 10 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Kids Can Press; 1 edition
Grade Level 2nd - 5th
Lexile 640L