Thursday, April 30, 2009

You and Space Travel (1951)

Lewellen, John. Illustrated by Fitch, Winnie and Phelan, Joe. You and Space Travel. Chicago: Children's Press. Inc. (60 p.) 24 cm.

Reprinted numerous times this is one of the first children's books about the possibility of space travel. It has illustrations primarily of rockets and how they work. There are several spacesuit illustrations as well as a landing on the Moon. Look for the 1958 reprint.

It is amazing how much the image of space changed in 7 years.

Here are a few of the illustrations:

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