Non-fiction children's space flight books 1945-1975.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Let's Go to the Moon (1965)
Michael Chester wrote a number of children's space books in the late 50s and early 60s. He specialized in giving simple explanations of complex science topics.
Chester, Michael. Illustrated by Micale, Albert. Let's Go to the Moon. New York: GP Putnam's Sons. (46 p.) 21 cm.
This book is somewhere in the middle of our plans for landing on the moon. The designs of the moon vehicles are more 1962 than 1969 but there is a confidence in the text that the landing will be inevitable.
Still the image of men leaving the Earth is a strong one. It seemed at the time like people were attempting the impossible to reach so high.