Jupiter Strong and The Lunch Lion, by Frank Edwards and Kelly A. Abel, is the story of 5-year old Jupiter Strong’s first day of “kinneygarden”. Awash with excitement, she can hardly wait to begin her day! However, Jupiter’s older brother has mischievous plans! He convinces Jupiter that she is in imminent danger by way of “The Lunch Lion” who lurks in the cafeteria, waiting for unsuspecting kindergarteners.
Jupiter uses critical thinking, a sense of self worth and deductive reasoning to unravel the mystery! The storytelling style is modern, easy to read and perfect for family story time! The artwork is captivating and reminiscent of gallery ready portraits. With each turn of the page, readers of all ages are invited a bit closer to connect with and get to know the Strong Family.
Author Frank Edwards, comments, “You must be the change you want to see in the world. It was from that mindset the Jupiter Strong series was born. The goal is to create marketplace viable content, that children will love and parents will appreciate. Our focus with this series was to showcase images of African people in dignifying terms. The world of Jupiter Strong is our contribution to the rebuilding of the global African. From our series, children will learn critical thinking skills, self love, communal responsibility and have fun doing it!”
Each story is socially relevant, and pointed. The ongoing theme is Black love, Black family Pan-Africanism and the destruction of negativity.
He adds: “Conceived of love, carried with love and delivered with love: Jupiter Strong.”