Friday, February 25, 2022

Pioneer Magazine August (1959)


Just a quick post today. In fact it is just the front and back cover of a Russian/Estonian children's Magazine called Pioneer (August 1959). It has a variety of fiction and non-fiction articles for 8-12 year olds. The only reason it is here today is that it has a great cover. This is my new screen saver so I hope you enjoy it too.

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Titmouse October (1962)


This is the October 1962 issue of a Soviet children's magazine called Titmouse (ZILITE). It focuses on stories about the August 1962 flight of the first dual crewed spaceflight, Vostok 3 and Vostok 4. It also has some delightful art done by children at the time about spaceflight.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Danny Dunn and the Anti-gravity Paint (1956)


Very sorry for the large gap in posts. It has been the biggest gap I have had for years, missing 4 weeks of posts. So on with the children's books!

Danny Dunn and the Anti-gravity Paint was a 1956 fictional book. Part of a 15 book series about Danny Dunn written by by Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin.  In 1967 they reprinted "...and the Anti-Gravity Paint." It had a new painted cover making it seem modern to young space-age children. Danny Dunn books were loosely science-based so the problems were solved with scientific ideas. I thought the 1956 space race setting of the book connects it with others of the time like Rocket Ship Galileo.

Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin. Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. Danny Dunn and the Anti-gravity Paint. New York : McGraw-Hill. 154 p. 1967 reprint