Friday, May 26, 2023

The Young Adventurer's Pocket Book of Space Travel (1954)


Another illustration intensive book. This one is only 3" tall and 2 " wide so you might have missed it :) . It was a premium with Mickey Mouse Weekly magazine. Evidently the magazine came with some pages that you could fold up into a tiny book. The others I have found evidence of were YA Pocket Book of: The Air, The Land, The Sea, Animals, and Wonder Quiz Book. It has very colorful images and I am happy to share some with you from TYAPB of Space Travel.

The Young Adventurer’s Pocket Book of Space Travel (pamphlet accompanying Mickey Mouse Weekly). Illustrated by Lacey, Bill. London: Odhams Press (32 p.) 1954.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Blast Off (1973)


This is also one of my favorite picture books, very hard to find, so I would like to share the full book with you. And Blast Off!

Cain, Linda C. and Susan Rosenbaum. Illustrated by Dillon, Leo and Diane. Blast Off. Lexington, MA: Ginn. (24 p.) 1973.

Friday, May 12, 2023

One, Two (1965)


The next few posts are some of my favorite picture books. The 1st from 1965 is a very basic counting book about spaceflight. I hope that you find it as charming as I do.

DeCaprio, Annie and David Krieger. Illustrated by Nydorf, Seymour. One, Two. New York: Wonder Books. (24 p.) 1965.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Exploring Space (Hebrew) (1960)


The Hebrew version of Exploring Space. If you notice it opens right to left. So you will see a few pages where the Hebrew version "switches" sides. Because this is such a charming book I have loaded the whole thing. As an additional treat I own some of the original illustration for the book and have added those to the pages.

I blogged about this book (1958 English copy) back in 2015

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This one is:

Wyler, Rose. Illustrated by Gergely, Tibor and Solenewitsch, George. Translated by Anda Amir. Exploring Space : A True Story of the Rockets of Today and a Glimpse of the Rockets That Are to Come. Israel : Amos. (24 p.) 19.5 cm. 1960.