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15 May Eleanor Cameron published The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet in —three years before Sputnik, when orbiting the earth was. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. Eleanor Cameron, Author Little, Brown Books for Young Readers $ (p) ISBN 12 Apr Science Fiction. It’s a popular genre and topic. Who doesn’t love rockets blasting off, robots saving the world, and aliens coming to Earth?.

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What is that book? Still fun and cool even after all these years. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet is a children’s science fiction novel written by Eleanor Cameronillustrated by Robert Henneberger, and published wonderrful Little, Brown in David and Chuck, two young boys living in California, build a backyard spaceship and jet off to the Mushroom Planet to help save that world, with the help of a rather strange but engagingly enthusiastic scientist in their town.

Will they make it there and back? I’m hoping to read this aloud to my third grade class to introduce them to science fiction and maybe even tie into their study of space.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! If you do seek it out, I would see if you can fine a copy of the original edition. This was the very first book that I ever purchased. Rather, he is one of the Mushroom People from that planet. It was worth the effort. Contemporary review undated in the online archive. The boys are in for the experience of a lifetime. I definitely was not as excited about this book as the second reviewer was, but I attribute that to my lack wonderfjl interest in science fiction.


I got it at a book fair that my school was holding.

Aug 16, Sianna Graffious rated it it was amazing Shelves: I first heard about this book in Mark A. Using this story to expand a child’s imagination is a great way.

This was a fun book to reread so many years later. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. He also did six books with Kentucky author Jesse Stuart and seven with sports writers C. After rocketing into space the two boys wake up on the Mushroom Planet which is a small world covered in soft moss and huge tree-like mushrooms. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item When I saw it in a San Diego bookstore, I had to have it.

It was years before I found a copy of the first one and was able to get the full story. I would give this to a six-year-old and read it with her. Given that they very nearly died from something easy to prevent—and that several potential cures exist on Earth—I could even see arguing that keeping the Mushroom People secret means dooming them to extinction.

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The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

This both hampered and freed her imagination. However, I did read many reviews online from past readers who loved the plot of this novel and remember it from their childhood. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planethowever, does love experimentation and science, so, not surprisingly, in two short hours David and Chuck are able to save the Mushroom people through observation, deduction, and knowing something about sulfur.


A small space ship about eight feet long, built by a boy, or two boys, between the ages of eight and eleven.

The wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet

Part scifi, part magic, this book is nothing if not fun. There were many details I hadn’t wnoderful – even a few scientific details! My brain can be so random sometimes. Bass gives them some advice and supplies the two boys set off to the Mushroom Planet. Other books in the series.

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The ship should be sturdy and well made, and should be of materials found at hand. I enjoy it still of course because I am for all intents and purposes still somewhere between eight and twelve and probably always will be. Wonderful flight to the Mushroom Planet.

David and Chuck construct a small spaceship according mushrooom the rules and bring it to the advertiser, the mysterious scientist Mr. The ad was placed by Mr. Basidium, the so-called Mushroom Planet because of, yes, all the giant mushrooms that grow on it is a tiny habitable moon orbiting the Earth, which is invisible to normal telescopes.

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. 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.