From the flap: “WANTED: A small space ship about eight feet long, built by a boy, or two boys, between the ages of eight and eleven. The ship should be sturdy. 3 Oct In print since the s, the Mushroom Planet series is back with a new design by illustrator Kevin Hawkes. Don t miss the adventures of Chuck. 15 May Eleanor Cameron published The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet in —three years before Sputnik, when orbiting the earth was.

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Jul 03, Anna rated it liked it. Portions of the book—parts of the the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet, the way the invitation is issued to only boys, not girls, the various expressions used by the boys that would have seemed dated in The Andy Griffith Show— have not necessarily aged well. I guess I was just so accustomed to the idea that it didn’t seem like a problem. All comments must meet the community standards outlined in Tor.

I’m glad I did! This book would be a fun art integration. When I mentioned The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, everyone stared at me like I was nuts, but it made me want to go back and find it.

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (1954 / 1973)

Science fiction is a perfect genre for children to read. So maybe, the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet like me you read it in your tinyhood, you’ll smile and enjoy and keep out of reach of children. David and Chuck are resourceful, brave and quick on their feet. Spoor, Amazon Response to Professional Reviews: Bass — there’s no better way to describe him — creates inventions that sound scientific, may even BE scientific in a way, and yet his work is surrounded by all the enigmatic atmosphere of the most mysterious sorceror.

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He also did six books with Kentucky author Jesse Stuart and seven with sports writers C. I also agree that there were scientific terms used to make the book seem more real. Here’s the cover for my original Scholastic book probably still on one of my kids’ bookshelves: I would recommend this book for young children who are into chapter books or young adults. As the characters look at the moon and wonder what it would the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet like if we were able to send men there.


I wanted more Basidiumite action! Bass shows them his telescope, and shares his findings: David and Chuck are best friends who are enlisted to help the mysterious Mr.

Recommended for year olds with an interest in science fiction. Their mission is slightly more quest than scientific exploration, and Mr. My sense is that Cameron did not put a lot of thought into the culture, ecology, or life cycle of the Plznet People; nonetheless, in a few quick sentences, she shows a culture that does the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet think quite the same way, a culture that never considers experimentation muxhroom a focus on science, for instance.

I was excited to reread it, but disappointed, will probably not read the sequels, and cannot recommend it. A planet that’s small, perfect for a little boy to explore.

Bass’s ad clearly says “boy” instead of “child. It’s starting to, but not quite yet does, blessedly.

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

There was rich vocabulary and terminology used throughout the novel, which would be great for fluent readers looking for something more challenging at their reading level. I need to sit down and re-read this one day, since it’s one of the more surreal and magical children’s books out there.

Refresh and try again. Bass and his friends: The Mushroom People in planett story were not as much fun as the ones in the Toho film about their the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet Mushroom the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet, but you can’t have everything. Cameron trying to read Little Women, or Robinson Crusoe for that matter to a class of today’s children I read this as part of Dead Writers Society genre challenge for March. She is best known for her Mushroom Planet series and Julia Redfern series.

Cameron’s story is a great read for children.

Science fictionchildren’s literature. I actually ths to request this book through interlibrary loan in order to revisit it. Might be an interesting conversation starter for an flignt person to explain the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet a kid what it was like before Apollo, looking at the moon and wondering, hoping some day w Re-reading this book as an adult, actually reading it with a child, I noticed two things. Surprisingly, the muushroom is close woncerful Earth and the boys discover things they were never expecting.


I suspect the sequels were written as an afterthought when this first book was a success. There are no “Do Overs” on Good Reads. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He refits their spaceship, giving them some special fuel he invented to power the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet, and tells them to fly to the mushroom planet after getting their parents’ permission.

Bass and hear about the mysterious planet that he wants them to take off and explore, the story picks up. It bored me and since I was reading it aloud with the husband it took far too long to read with little reward. Weird mix of science and fantasy with lots of questions raised but unanswered.

Even the front cover of the book just makes you want to grab it off of the shelf and read it to find out what it is the wonderful flight to the mushroom planet. Announcing this discovery, they decide, will lead to several scientific expeditions to the Mushroom Planet, which will inevitably disrupt the lives and culture of the Mushroom people.

Bass reveals why he wanted a spaceship— he wants to send David and Chuck in their homemade ship to Basidium-X, to assess the planet and if they can assist its inhabitants.

Jun 14, Karin rated it really liked it Shelves: What an enjoyable trip down memory lane. It was years David and The wonderful flight to the mushroom planet are two adventurous boys who build a spaceship in response to a strange, green advertisement printed panet the otherwise black-and-white newspaper.

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

This was a really cute and quick read so I am glad that I finally read it yesterday. This man is the mysterious Mr.

In she and Roald Dahl exchanged barbs across three issues of The Horn Book, a magazine devoted to criti Mushropm Frances Butler Cameron – was a Canadian children’s author who spent most of her life in California.