Friday, April 19, 2019

Kleiner Kosmonaut (1976)



So I am going to share a few more fictional children's books through April.  This one was brought to my attention by a friend and I really like it. Kleiner Kosmonaut (Little Cosmonaut) is a short board book about a Cosmonaut published in Berlin

Nerger, Erika and Elsbeth Friemert. Kleiner Kosmonaut. Halle Postreiter-Verlag, VEB. (12 p.) 16 x 22 cm. 1976.












 The images came out a little small but "click" on them to appreciate this charming little book.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Russian Popular Science Magazine (1973)



To celebrate Yuri's (Gagarin) Night (April 12, 1961) here is an interesting space-related issue of a Russian popular youth science magazine.  It tried to compare the Russian visions of space flight in the 50s and 60s with that of 1973.

The title of the magazine is roughly: ТЕХНИКА МОЛОДЕЖИ  = YOUTH TECHNOLOGY  Issue 4, 1973


 SPACE WALKING


 SPACE STATIONS
 MOON PROBES

 WORKING IN ORBIT
 BURAN SHUTTLE (Well Not Really), JUST A VISION OF FUTURE SPACE SHUTTLES



 TWO NICE DESIGNS OF OUR FUTURE WORLD



Friday, March 29, 2019

With the LZ Rocket To the Moon (1956)



OK I like the illustrations but my Bulgarian is worse than my Russian so all readers are welcome to correct/help me.

Translated title is: With the LZ Rocket to the Moon. By Bozhidar Bozhilov. 1956.

According to the seller "The first Bulgarian science fiction novel written in verse." It is hard to tell if it is for older children but from the cover I am willing to include them as part of the audience.



 Each "chapter" has a nice space illustration to start it off.


















Friday, March 22, 2019

Come to Work with Us in Aerospace (1970)



Wilkinson, Jean and Ned. Photos by Lee Fray. Drawings by Roy Hurst. Come to Work with Us in Aerospace. Milwaukee, WI : Sextant Systems.  (48 p.) 1970.

This is one of the many career books written for elementary schools. I happen to really enjoy the children posed in various aerospace jobs. It is a nice snapshot of 1970s aerospace.


The format was a photograph, a bit of  poetic text and a cartoon figure doing the job.













I especially like the Project Manager as they have to figure out what everyone needs to do. But I really like how it is exactly what gets a child to dream of what do they want to do someday.