Instead of plummeting to his death on the front lawn, he opens his eyes to thousands of stars. A sun floats in the distance. Below him turns a blue planet.
He's in orbit.
But not around Earth: wrong continents, wrong oceans.
And technically it's not an orbit. Jack is falling. Everything is getting hotter.
Comet Jack is a novel about a fifth-grader who literally falls into trouble, featuring:
• An alien world in crisis
• Time distortion
• A super-smart sidekick (don't call him a robot)
• Schoolyard tyranny
• A tattling sister
Jack wants to keep his head down and stay out of trouble, but doing nothing means dooming a planet to destruction and his new friends to intimidation and torment. Jack must stick his neck out to help people he just met, both on the other side of the galaxy and around the corner at his new school. Every time he tries, though, he just makes things worse...
(More info at www.cometjack.com.)
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About the Author
Steve is a parent, aikidoist, groundless optimist, science enthusiast, skeptic of absolutes, and great believer in flexibility. He studied Classical Civilizations and Creative Writing at Beloit College in Wisconsin. He attended Viable Paradise Writer's Workshop in 2008. He lives in the Chicago area where, among other things, he attempts to improve his basketball game. He notes with sadness and great pride that his son is improving much faster than him.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is really good for boys or girls who are new at something, new somewhere, or just plain new at everything.