Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You and Space Neighbors (1953)

A very different sort of space art today. This is a non-fiction book despite the fanciful illustrations. Along with the possibility of travel in space was the larger idea of there were places to go in space. This book told about what conditions were like on the other planets of our solar system. They led the reader to imagine what it would be like to be there.
Lewellen, John. Illustrated by Fitch, Winnie and Phelan, Joe. You and Space Neighbors. Chicago: Children's Press. (58 p.) 24 cm.

A sort of sequel to Lewellen's "You and Space Travel" (1951), It showed imaginary people who might live under the different planetary atmospheres and conditions.

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