Non-fiction children's space flight stuff 1945-1975.
Friday, June 3, 2011
B KOCMOC/ Into Space (1978)
A little out of my defined 1945-1975 time period but too good not to share. This pop-up book was part of the burst in Russian children's publishing in 1978. Or at least that what it seems like to me. I find a number of 1978-1983 Russian titles for children and a number were translated into English.
Since it is very hard to use a scanner to show pop-up books (my preferred tool) I had to wait until I could get someone to take photographs of this book. Even the back of the book is beautiful:
There are a couple of American pop-up books about space, the most famous being about the Apollo 11 landing. I will have to try and take some photographs for you.
The feeling I get when looking at Russian books is like that of looking into a distorted mirror. The overall images are familiar but the details are just a little different.
The walk in space and seeing the Earth from orbit....
The return to Earth (on land!).....................