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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David and Chuck are resourceful, brave and quick on their feet.

Citations are based on reference standards. It includes so much actual science, I was truly excited to add this to our science fiction book club list.

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Besides Wonderful Flight and Stowawayperhaps his most notable accomplishments are the first two books by sports novel powerhouse Matt Christopher ‘s The Longest Baseball Bat and ‘s Baseball Pals. Granted, at this wondeerful I see a lot of problematic areas where the author really didn’t think things through.

Young David Topman divides his time between reading and dreaming of travelling between planets in his completely imaginary spaceship. 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.

The wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet

What an enjoyable trip down memory lane. Cancel Forgot your password? Similar Items Related Subjects: Still just as thee as when my fourth grade teacher read it to us in the late seventies.

Preview this item Preview this item. Please enter the message. And they need to get it to Thallo Street, as soon as possible! Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I read this for the first time in over 30 years and could’ve sworn that the illustrations were plamet green ink but I guess my boyish imagination ran away with me.


The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron

Going to read the other four in the series now. User lists with this item 2 Eleanor Cameron 55 items by bongobuzz updated As it turns out, the ad has been placed by Mr.

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Mhshroom think the reason it’s been so popular is because there’s been a dearth of SF for children. In she and Roald Dahl exchanged barbs across three issues of The Horn Book, a magazine devoted to criti Eleanor Frances Butler Cameron – was a Canadian children’s author who spent most of her life in California. After rocketing into space the two boys wake up on the Mushroom Planet which is a small world covered in soft moss and huge tree-like mushrooms.

This book is a very interesting book and can definitely keep its readers occupied, and fascinated till the very end. More mushroom-centric housing and industry!

Even more interesting is what happens once David and Chuck arrive at the Mushroom Planet. In this, at least, the book shares some thematic consistencies with The Little White Horse. I guess I was just so accustomed to the idea that it didn’t seem like a problem.

Lo and behold, on my birthday, a few weeks after the conversation, my wife handed me a copy of it, neatly wrapped. Jul 10, Camden Adkins rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 What an enjoyable trip down memory lane. Wonderfully imaginative for it’s time especially since at the time no one had been to space yet.

He spends the next day working on plans, and designs a slender, pointed rocket, with one window in the front and a door on the side, with flukes to keep it running straight. He also did six books with Kentucky author Jesse Stuart and seven with sports writers C. On the other hand, this is also a nice acknowledgement, less than a decade 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.


Now I have to read the entire series again. This book is first in a series starring these two boys.

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

Jan 18, Sharon rated it it was amazing. This timeless series is a classic that is sure to be read over and over again. And the excitement of watching those moon landings.

Flowers being pressed in the encyclopedia, mushrooms releasing their spores under jars, snails doing their thing in goldfish bowls. 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. Bass’s ad clearly says “boy” instead of “child. So maybe, if like me you read it in your tinyhood, you’ll smile and enjoy and keep out of reach of children.

But right after saving the Mushroom people with Science, David and Chuck immediately decide that they have to save the Mushroom people from Science: This is a fun, quality read for my fifth-grade students. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: