Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The Boy's Book of Jets (1954)
This is primarily a book about aviation. Although the title seems not to promise much space flight there are some great pictures hidden inside.
For example it has this illustration of building a "Bonestellian" moon ship. A very nice reinterpretation of a Bonestell painting.
This cut-away painting of the rocket is also worth hunting down.
Since this blog is really about children and space flight I love any illustration of children in space looking back on our home planet.
In some way this one is the best in the book with its combination of the 1950s car and the futuristic space car that takes you to your rocket. See you in December!