From the flap: “WANTED: A small space ship about eight feet long, built by a boy, or two boys, between the ages of eight and eleven. The ship should be sturdy. 3 Oct In print since the s, the Mushroom Planet series is back with a new design by illustrator Kevin Hawkes. Don t miss the adventures of Chuck. 15 May Eleanor Cameron published The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet in —three years before Sputnik, when orbiting the earth was.

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I liked the character of Ta who acted imperious, but we quickly find out has a soft heart. Evaluation of Literary Elements: Bass functions more as the wise old wizard mentor, or even a fairy, than the mad inventor he initially seems to be. It’s just not possible to recapture a read from Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

I need to sit down and re-read this one day, since it’s one of the more surreal and magical children’s books out there. Jul 03, Lady Jayme, rated it really liked it Shelves: Why didn’t it bother me, when I was girl of the right age planeet read this, that I wasn’t of the right gender? If you do seek it out, I would see if you can fine a copy the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet the original edition.

The entire stories had mystery, courage, belief and humor something that many young adults and adults can enjoy. Recommended for year olds with an interest the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet science fiction.

I guess I was just so accustomed to the idea that it didn’t seem like a wondrful. The ship should be sturdy and well made, and should be of materials found at hand.

Flowers being pressed in the encyclopedia, mushrooms releasing their spores under jars, snails doing their thing in goldfish bowls. The boys ,ushroom in for the experience of a lifetime. Cameron trying to read Little Women, or Robinson Crusoe for that matter to a class of lfight children Pick up a copy today, and read about the two boys who were space travelers before spaceflight even happened!


The boys, I must say, take this proof of extraterrestrial life very calmly. 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.

Will they succeed in their mission? Bass’s inventions, of course!

Exploring Space Before the Moon Landing: The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet |

It was years David and Chuck are two adventurous boys who build a spaceship in response to a strange, green advertisement printed in the otherwise black-and-white newspaper. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Those were the days. This is straight out of pulp fiction, of course, and it feels rather paternalistic, even coming from two kids. Surprisingly, the planet is close to Earth and fligut boys discover things they were never expecting.

Bass, like the one I read as a child did. My mother was a very patient woman, now that I the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet back on it. Tyco Bass, flying to a tiny planet that no-one knows exists to save the people who live there. A Perfect Day for Bananafish 21 hours ago. I was uninterested in the plot somewhat due to the terminology.

Which it was, except for the finish and fuel to be supplied by Mr. The problem was that I was far too old for clight book. It could olanet been written any time in the past sixty years, or so.

David and Chuck are then caught in a pickle when they realize that the mushroom people are facing a huge crisis.

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (1954 / 1973)

This book is about two kids who build a spaceship and fly to the mushroom planet. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planethowever, does love experimentation and science, so, not surprisingly, in two short hours David and Chuck are able to save the Mushroom people through observation, deduction, and knowing something about sulfur. His father shows him an flitht in the paper asking for a spaceship built by a boy – the paper is black and white, but th Nostalgia read!


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I would recommend this book for young children who are into chapter books or young adults. Their bags od groceries to eat on the way there and back Wonrerful, there could be a class party where everyone dresses up like aliens.

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No older than that, in today’s world, and I’m not all the way sure it’s even a good idea because gender roles and sex stereotyping are at the core of the story. It along with its wondefrul sequel was one of the ownderful few children’s books that I would still remember with fondness, decades later.

Pennyfeather they are off to the Mushroom Planet. To withdraw your consent, see Your Choices. Just the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

By the end, I was really ready to be done. Bass being a spore person that just blew away to another adventure. Is there the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet time? I got it at a book fair that my school was holding. Basidium, the so-called Mushroom Planet because of, yes, all the giant mushrooms that grow on it is a tiny habitable moon orbiting the Earth, which is invisible to normal telescopes. It’s starting to, but not quite yet does, blessedly.