Friday, September 30, 2022

The five worlds of our lives : ingredients and results of war and revolution, a geo-history (1961)


This is more an older child/adult book but the "tone" is fun and I like the illustrations. It has 5 sections, with the last about spaceflight.

Newsweek and C.S. Hammond & Company. The Five Worlds of Our Lives : Ingredients and Results of War and Revolution a Geo-History. 319 pp, 32 cm. 1961.

Friday, September 23, 2022

We're Flying to The Moon ! (1971)


A wonderful children's book I just discovered about a trip to the Moon. Enjoy the illustrations. I need to do some more research to give more information about the book.

We're flying to the moon! 1971 Ukrainian. 

Friday, September 16, 2022

Snoopy in Space (1969)


So a slightly different post today. This is from a 2010 publisher's promotional catalog for The Peanuts Collection. It had a nice section on Peanuts in Space and I wanted to share it and my memories.

I was a huge Peanuts fan in the 1960s as a child. I was fascinated with spaceflight and was thrilled when "Peanuts" joined the space program. I really like Snoopy as an astronaut and the Charlie Brown and Snoopy designation for the Apollo 10 Command Module and Lunar Module. (see here for more )

I begged to get this Snoopy doll and had a Peanuts Calendar on my wall.

Snoopy astronaut doll, re-issue

Peanuts and Snoopy were central to my experience of watching people land on the Moon.