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.

Friday, March 15, 2019

La Corsa Alla Luna (1963)

My first Italian Space book! I have been slowly (since my language skills are so poor)  trying to find children's books about space in other languages. This was one of the first I found that I know most of you have never seen.

Fontanella, C. La Corsa Alla Luna. Milano : Edikon. (31 p.) (1963).

It seems to be part of an encyclopedia for children about various topics including: water, air, mars, and whales.

 The illustrations are pretty basic but nicely done.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Susie Saucer and Ronnie Rocket (1954)

Here is a rather fun children's fictional story about romance. I did not read it in detail but thought some of these illustrations speak for themselves. Basically a nice saucer from Venus meets and falls in love with a missile from Earth. (see below)

Claire, Stella. Illustrated by Edward Andrewes. London : Werner Laurie. (61 p.) 1954

 Jets chasing UFOs but she evades them and then she meets a very nice young missile.

 She gets too playful and ends up in the mud.
 After some action with Saucers and The Justice from Jupiter, Susie and Ronnie get together to live on Venus.