Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider (Hardcover)

Jumper: A Day in the Life of a Backyard Jumping Spider By Jessica Lanan, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Lanan, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)
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Description


From critically acclaimed illustrator of The Lost Package comes a bold nonfiction story following a day in the life of a backyard jumping spider - meticulously researched and utterly charming.

What if you were small as a bean,
Could walk on the walls and ceiling,
Sense vibrations through your elbows,
And jump five times your body length?

That is Jumper's world.


Open this book to discover the vibrant, hidden life of a backyard jumping spider.

About the Author


Jessica Lanan has long been enchanted by the mysteries of the cosmos. Exoplanets are too far away for her to visit, but illustrating them is the next best thing. Jessica currently lives in her native state of Colorado with her husband, three-legged cat, and baby daughter, who was born during the making of Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet.

Jessica's illustrations can also be found in Finding Narnia: The Story of C. S. Lewis and His Brother, The Lost Package, and Jumper.



Jessica Lanan has long been enchanted by the mysteries of the cosmos. Exoplanets are too far away for her to visit, but illustrating them is the next best thing. Jessica currently lives in her native state of Colorado with her husband, three-legged cat, and baby daughter, who was born during the making of Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet.

Jessica's illustrations can also be found in Finding Narnia: The Story of C. S. Lewis and His Brother, The Lost Package, and Jumper.

Praise For…


*A Sibert Honor Book*
*Four starred reviews*
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Booklist Editors' Choice


★ "Readers will leap for this magnificent glimpse at a most marvelous arachnid." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "An exceptionally empathetic exploration of the natural world sure to inspire new arachnid allies." - Booklist, starred review

★ "An immersive exploration of a common jumping spider’s abilities and physical traits." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "An accessible and thought-provoking title that connects readers to the world of a spider through engagement and education." - School Library Journal, starred review

"
Simple but cinematic...satisfyingly dramatic." - BCCB

"Lush and dramatic." - Hornbook Magazine

An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students
An ALSC Notable Children's Book
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

An Evanston Public Library Great Book for Kids

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250810366
ISBN-10: 1250810361
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English