Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius - Frank Asch

For homeland security reasons, I'm leaving out certain important details in this notebook. ... But for those of you reading these notes hoping to build your own spaceship, I will give you one piece of free advice: always use duct tape, the silver kind.

I found this book in the library and couldn't resist the title. It's about self-proclaimed genius Alex, who's building a spaceship (out of cardboard, naturally) so he can get away from his annoying kid brother. ("His mouth is like a hole in his brain where questions leak out.") In this notebook, he records his thoughts and amazing record-breaking leaps of genius, from making a spacesuit from things he found in his attic to inventing an engine using the latest in superstring theory.

It's a quick, fun read, and highly recommended to anyone who likes making things out of cardboard or knows what it's like to have a pesky little brother. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Brian)

Fed to jonathan's brain | October 19, 2006 | Comments (0)


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