15 May Eleanor Cameron published The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet in —three years before Sputnik, when orbiting the earth was. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. Eleanor Cameron, Author Little, Brown Books for Young Readers $ (p) ISBN 12 Apr Science Fiction. It’s a popular genre and topic. Who doesn’t love rockets blasting off, robots saving the world, and aliens coming to Earth?.
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That some comments at the beginning may be confusing for children who of course never knew of a time when we hadn’t yet gone to the moon.
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The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet
It’s starting to, but not quite yet does, blessedly. Pennyfeather, at the last moment for a mascot, and rocket into space.
Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: I think the reason it’s been so popular is because there’s been a dearth of SF for children. I think if I read this at age 10 I would have probably said cute story and went back to my Nancy Drew books. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item You may send this item to up to five recipients.
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There was rich vocabulary and terminology used throughout the novel, which would be great for fluent readers looking for something more challenging plnaet their reading level. Stirred the imagination of what a couple of kids could accomplish together.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, and it seemed like an excellent day to share this great science fiction book for all ages. And the excitement of watching those moon landings. I’m glad I did! Might be an interesting conversation starter for an planey person to explain to a kid what it was like before Apollo, looking at the moon and wondering, hoping some day we would get there.
Mystery, adventure, friendship Brief Book summary: Your rating has been recorded. David’s thhe reads an unusual ad that is printed in green bear in mind wonderfyl in newspapers were black and white; well I wasn’t born then as my mother was still growing up, but I remember when What an enjoyable trip down memory lane.
Mushroom Planet 6 books. David runs into a few problems building the rocket, so he brings in his friend Chuck to help.
I believe this book is a great way to enhance a child’s reading ability. The E-mail message field is required. There is a bizarre, almost dreamlike quality to the book itself, due at least in part to the juxtaposition of a strong and clear respect for and use of scientific approaches and terminology with truly mystical phenomena that cannot be explained by any science known to man.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On the other hand, this is also a nice acknowledgement, less than a ownderful after the end of World War II, that sometimes, plunging into the lives and countries of other people is not always a good thing, even if the effort is led by American scientists. Consideration of Instructional Application: I read this as part of Dead Writers Society genre challenge for March.
Feb 10, Emily Lakdawalla rated it really liked it.
Some features of WorldCat will not be available. It could have been written any time in the past sixty years, or so. Will David and Chuck get permission to go?
Granted, at this point I see a lot of problematic wondreful where the author really didn’t think things through. Dec 17, Cassie rated it liked it. A mystery man inspires two boys to build a space ship which takes them to the planet of Basidium to help the Mushroom people. Thank you for keeping the discussion, and our community, civil and respectful. On the other hand, the book is pretty much non stop movement and action, and its hopeful message that kids really can change their destinies—and an entire world—is a reassuring one.
This is the story for you. This was a favorite book in childhood. Two boys, Chuck and David, build their own spaceship and travel to the planet Basidium.
The wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet
Remember me on this computer. Will they succeed in their mission?
There is an absurdly short time span on every action in the book – David and his friend Chuck must build their spaceship in a matter of days, they can only stay on the planet for 2 hours, etc. Have you ever wanted to travel to a different world and save that planet?