Friday, July 20, 2018

A Trip to the Moon (1970)




Happy moon day to you all.  Here is another of those books commemorating the first landing on the moon.  This one was a school primer and has a running timer in the corner of each page when the events occurred. Sixteen pages of history.


Edelman, Jeffrey. Illustrated by Evans, Christopher. A Trip to the Moon. London : Ginn. (16 p.) 23 cm. Softcover.
t minus 2 hours 17 mins
ID. Primary. Color drawings. A very basic book about Project Apollo. “First interest in space books #5” series.

 Lift-off










 195 hours from take-off to landing. One of the greatest human adventures (so far.)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Men in Space (1970)



Edelman, Jeffrey. Illustrated by Evans, Christopher. Men in Space. London : Ginn. (16 p.) 23 cm. Softcover. Color drawings. “First interest in space books #6” series. 1970

This one is special because of the 2001 illustration (see below).

Mostly it is about the life of the astronauts and their training.


 This is an amazing 1st page, the possibilities for punch-lines are endless. There is also the fast that all astronauts live in perfect suburbs with 3 children, a stay at home wife, and a huge front lawn.



 I also appreciate the "realistic" unshaven astronaut.

 This illustration is out of place, except can you think of a better space station to inspire 2nd graders?
 I also love any illustration of the space port of the future. The future is full of lines and airport-like experiences!
This last illustration is almost a recruiting poster for our "dreams of space" 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Rockets and Satellites (1970)


The 4th book in the series and we finally get to see some rockets.  This one is mostly about the hardware to get to space but also touches on space history events.

Edelman, Jeffrey. Illustrated by Evans, Christopher. Rockets and Satellites. London : Ginn. (16 p.) 23 cm. Softcover. Color drawings. “First interest in space books #4” series. 1970







I enjoy the scientists figuring out where shall we go next.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Sun and Moon (1970), The Planets (1969), The Stars (1969)





These are the starting books in the 6 book "First Interest in Space series."

While light on manned spacecraft content there are a number of nice space related illustrations.

Edelman, Jeffrey. Illustrated by Evans, Christopher. Sun and Moon. London: Ginn & Company, Ltd. (16 p.) 22 cm. Softcover. Color drawings. Basic school series. “First Interest in Space #1 series.” 1970


Edelman, Jeffrey. Illustrated by Evans, Christopher. The Planets. London: Ginn & Company, Ltd. (16 p.) 22 cm. Softcover. Color drawings. Basic school series. “First Interest in Space #2.” 1969

Edelman, Jeffrey. Illustrated by Evans, Christopher. The Stars. London: Ginn & Company, Ltd. (16 p.) 22 cm. Softcover. Color drawings. Basic school series. “First Interest in Space #3.” 1969














 I like this illustration of the many kinds of suns.
Illustrations of an alien planet in another solar system. Kind of mind-blowing for a kid in elementary school.