Sunday, August 14, 2022

"5 Days on the Moon" This Week March 8, 1959


I am back after a lot of delays. Still going to be sporadic blogs but I wanted to start with this treasure.

5 Days on the Moon" by Wernher Von Braun and illustrated by Fred Freeman.  These are hard to find. I am still looking for a copy of part 2. I blogged about the Part 1 when I got it back in June 24, 2013- "First Men to the Moon" published on Oct 5, 1958 in  This Week. So read the post below then come back for part 3 here. And next week part 4!

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Dreams of Space is taking a break

 Just a note for those who asked.  I am taking a break from blogging for a few months. I should resume in July but have a "full plate" right now. Be well and keep dreaming of space.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Planet of Remus (1984)


Planet of Remus is a 1984 Russian/Estonian  comic book story. It is a little out of my usual scope but it concerns a child who draws a space adventure in comic form.  He was inspired by the date April 12 when the first Russian went into orbit. I really enjoy the style of the illustrations so I wanted to share with you today.

Mario Kivistik. Art by Alfred Saldre. Planet of Remus. Tallinn : Eesti Raamat. 32 p. 1984

Friday, March 4, 2022

Guess! : A Children's Book about Transport (1961)


Guess! : A children's book about transport is basically a simple riddle book about how people move around and use technology. It is relatively rare but has a couple of nice illustrations I wanted to share.

V. Poltorakin. Drawing by L. Khudyakov. Guess! A Children's Book. Moscow : Omsk Publishing House. 16 p. 1961 

Friday, February 25, 2022

Pioneer Magazine August (1959)


Just a quick post today. In fact it is just the front and back cover of a Russian/Estonian children's Magazine called Pioneer (August 1959). It has a variety of fiction and non-fiction articles for 8-12 year olds. The only reason it is here today is that it has a great cover. This is my new screen saver so I hope you enjoy it too.

Click on the image to enlarge so you can download.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Titmouse October (1962)


This is the October 1962 issue of a Soviet children's magazine called Titmouse (ZILITE). It focuses on stories about the August 1962 flight of the first dual crewed spaceflight, Vostok 3 and Vostok 4. It also has some delightful art done by children at the time about spaceflight.