Friday, February 15, 2019

Red Planet (1970)


The next in the "Adventures In Space" series is Red Planet. This is the further adventures of the exploration of Mars. The astronauts explore alien life on Mars. It reads more like a bad science fiction movie, and is my least favorite of the 4 in the series. But it does have an underground adventure with flame guns so your mileage may vary.


Red Planet (1-3). Sheila McCullagh. Illustrated by G Alfo Quin. Belmont, CA : Lear Siegler, Inc. (3 x 32 p.) Softcover 1970















I really like this speech about why we explore.



Friday, February 8, 2019

Journey to Mars (1968)


The next in the "Adventures In Space" series is Journey to Mars.

Journey to Mars (1-3). Sheila McCullagh. Illustrated by G Alfo Quin. Belmont, CA : Lear Siegler, Inc. (3 x 32 p.) Softcover

 First a journey to the Moon where they will launch for Mars.


 We get a nice tour of the Moon Base as the astronaut gets ready for the next stage of his journey.













 A nice short description of their Mars Base. It has a greenhouse and uses birds to monitor the oxygen supply.

 This ends up getting pretty dark for a children's story about spaceflight.  The predecessor to "The Martian".






If there seemed to be pages missing. It is because I selected pages to tell the 3 book story so it jumps a little.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Moonflight (1968)



Starting my 10th year of posting on this blog on February 2nd! Happy BLOG DAY TO ME! This Feb. I will highlight 4 classroom fiction books about space with great black and white illustrations.

They were all 3 part school reading books.  I have chosen to "digest" the stories into essential illustrations and text.

Moonflight (1-3). Sheila McCullagh. Illustrated by G Alfo Quin. Belmont, CA : Lear Siegler, Inc. (3 x 32 p.) Softcover