Another Russian children's book about spaceflight, will they never end? This one is about the dreams of a boy and his space toys as they explore the solar system. As usual I have no knowledge of the Russian language so any translations or other hints about the text will be welcome.
It is a 1963 reprint of a 1961 book, 32 pages of imaginative photographs. Here is the Russian text as best as I can copy:
Как мы на ракете летали.
Фотоиллюстрации В. Гортинского. М.,
Детский мир. 1963г.
Мягкий переплет, энциклопедический формат.
My reader's contribute a rough translation:
Baruzdin, S. (Author)
Gortinski, v. (Photos)
How we flew in a rocket
A fairy tale voyage
Photos by V Gortinski
Children's world 1963
32 pages, illustrated
The chief delight is the adventures of these toys:
The Russian flavor is evident all through these books. What is even more interesting to me is how the photographer chose to reproduce certain "iconic" space flight images from earlier books
This image of a round space station with the red star reminds me of many other space station docking illustrations (although I could not find a round space station). Then they go on to the moon.
I have a few more to share from this book later this week.
Part 2 here: