July 11, 2005

I'm not alone...

Glenn Reynolds just mentioned that the Insta-Daughter is reading The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. That was the book that sent me skidding off of the main highway of normal life. And even more so, the sequel, Mr Bass's Planetoid, with the stunning spooky wind-swept illustrations by Louis Darling.

Such as this, of the sinister Prewett Brumblydge, discovering an astonishingly heavy meteorite...

Prewytt Brumbledge

When I discovered Eleanor Cameron's books, in maybe 1960, there really wasn't any science fiction for kids. It was a revelation to me...


Here's Tycho Bass, in an illustration by Robert Henneberger...good, but not a genius.

Tycho Bass
Mr Bass kept much useful information in a big notebook called......Random Jottings!

Posted by John Weidner at July 11, 2005 10:33 AM
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