Fire Mask Journal
The Pen-pal from Outer Space
pub Mammoth / Heinemann 1998 in Yellow Bananas series (7-8)
Jasbir is miserable in her new school. She hasn't made any friends, she's awful at maths, she doesn't think she can write stories either. And to make it even worse, she hasn't been allocated a pen-pal.
However, Jasbir does find a pen-pal, and ZipPy* from Planet Zargon changes everything!