Thursday, July 24, 2014
Oceans and Orbits (1980)
This is outside of the date scope of my usual posts but as I was sorting through books last week the illustrations in here reminded me of the previous book On the spacecraft (1968). A little psychedelic space art for a hot July day.
This is a textbook that is an anthology of children's fiction and non-fiction.
Eller, William Eller; et al. Oceans and orbits. River Forest, Ill. : Laidlaw Bros.216 p. 1980
The Laidlaw reading program, level 13.
Those in the know see how this story seems to mix a early 1960s animal astronaut with a Gemini capsule. which seems to be on its way to the Moon.
Luckily a friendly alien sends the dog home to his master. The next story (or really art from the story) is a futuristic flight on a space shuttle in the year 2025.
These next few illustrations are wonderful surrealistic journeys into outer space (art).
Look for more wild stuff soon.