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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His father shows him an ad in the paper asking for a spaceship built by a boy – the paper is black and white, but th Nostalgia read!

I literally haven’t thought about this book in years, ghe today for no reason the whole story just pops into my head. It includes so much actual science, I was truly excited to add this to our science fiction book club list.

The wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet

My brain can be so random sometimes. Bass, like the one I read as a child did. Wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet. I actually wonderul to request this book through interlibrary loan in order to revisit it.

Rather, he is one of the Mushroom People from that planet. The wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet Author: David’s father reads an unusual ad that is printed in green bear in mind that in newspapers were black and white; well I wasn’t born then as my mother was still growing up, but I remember when newspapers were always black and white with an invitation for a boy or two boys go the ages of 8 and 11 to build a spaceship and to take it to a street his father doesn’t recall ever seeing.

One interesting thing – this book was written in the ‘s, years before America made it into space.

Dec 19, Rachel Doboga rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 14, Karin rated it really liked it Shelves: A planet that’s small, perfect for a little boy to explore. David Topman, a little boy, wants a planet just his size to explore.

I can’t speak to any of the sequels, plaanet this book is a great retro trip for anyone who enjoys charming old-fashioned YA science fiction, and stands fine on its own.


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Cameron trying to read Little Women, or Robinson Crusoe for that matter to a class of today’s child Written in thethere’s a nice “Gee whiz for space travel” air about the book and confidence in good old American know-how.

As an adult your first impulse is to scoff at two kids being able to build a spaceship and hurtle into space and walk out onto a planet with no oxygen about. 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.

Tyco Bass, flying to a tiny planet that no-one knows exists to save the people who live there. As the characters look at the moon and wonder what it would be like if we were able to lpanet men there. Someone Like Me by M. Eleanor Cameron wrote a dozen books for children but is perhaps most famous for having declared “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” to be “one of the most tasteless books wonrerful written for children”, “sadistic” and “phony.

I’m hoping to read this aloud to my third grade class to introduce them to science fiction and maybe even tie into their study of space. Still just as good as when my fourth grade teacher read it to us in the late seventies. Don’t have an account? Granted, I’d forgotten virtually everything about this book since I read it when I was the target age around age I’d say for 8 to 12 year olds, more or lessbut I can see why this book has been continuously in print since it was first published in The wonderful story Cameron developed focuses on two young boys, Dave and Chuck.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. It’s just not possible to recapture a read from Part of it is because science is always evolving, and books stay in the time they were written. The whole thing; answering a newspaper ad for a spaceship, the “pheeeping” noise the oxygen tank makes, a screw-cap jar full of another planet’s air, and saving the day with a chicken.


Aug 16, Sianna Graffious rated it it was amazing Shelves: Complete with 50 cent price tag! The “Mushroom Planet”, visited by the protagonists David Topman and Chuck Masterson, is covered in various types of mushrooms and is populated by little green people who are in a state msuhroom distress. He refits their spaceship, giving them some special fuel he invented to power it, and tells them to fly to the mushroom planet after getting their parents’ permission.

You already plnet rated this item. The second was that as an adult, and perhaps kids more savvy and less willing to suspend disbelief than I muxhroom been, it’s a bit hard to go with the premise of kids building a ship capable of space travel.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: There was rich vocabulary and terminology used throughout the novel, which would be great for fluent readers looking for something more challenging at their reading level. As a young teen, I loved the adventures of David and Chuck and their visit to the hidden planet of Basidium, whose beautiful blue-green color always intrigued me.

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Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. For their own protection, the Mushroom Planet must be kept secret. Two boys, Chuck and David, build their own spaceship and travel to the planet Basidium. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

I fhe it might not be as magical as I remembered, but I decided to take the chance. Author Eleanor Cameron takes us for an adventurous ride alongside with two young boys named David and Chuck.

Highlight of the story: Well, the story itself is kind of odd, too. Trivia About The Wonderful Fli