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The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet Paperback – October 3, 1988
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All Mrs. Cameron's books blend reality and imagination with a distinction that makes them timeless.
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Top Customer Reviews
Take it from an ex-eight year old; this is a wonderful book.
The writing is smooth, straightforward, and engaging, and Cameron's characters are sketched out with clear and emphatic detail. There is a bizarre, almost dreamlike quality to the book itself, due at least in part to the juxtaposition of a strong and clear respect for and use of scientific approaches and terminology with truly mystical phenomena that cannot be explained by any science known to man. The scientific wizard Mr. 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. At the same time, the rescue and its conclusion rest on firm, rational grounds, so that we keep being anchored back to reality.
A fascinating book and well worth the read even if -- or perhaps especially if -- you are an adult who is trying to remember why some kids' books still stick with you.
I remember first reading this story, in about third grade. Eleanor Cameron makes the story so interesting, and so fun, I didn't even want to go to sleep until I had finished the book. After I finished it, I couldn't decide which was more interesting to me: reading, or doing science. Just remember -- if the kids didn't know their science, the story wouldn't have a happy ending! That's all I'll say here. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone.
This happens to be a really good time to be reading this neat little book. Did you know that real astronomers recently discovered something new in our solar system? They can't decide if they should call it a planet or not. Would you like to learn more about it? See if you can use the Internet to learn about the word "Quaoar," which is what astronomers are calling the object. Or, you could ask your science teacher about it. Who knows -- maybe we'll even find some mutant mushrooms up there, someday!
I would like to recommend another astronomy book that I loved in third grade.Read more ›
If only it were possible to give a book more than five stars. The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet was one of my favorite books as a kid. It tells the story of David Topman and Chuck Masterson, two boys "between the ages of eight and eleven" who, with the help of Mr. Tycho M. Bass, build and pilot a slim, beautiful spaceship to a small (35 miles in diameter) planet named Basidium-X.
My poor words can't begin to express how wonderful is this book. I've read other books I loved as a child - No Flying in the House comes instantly to mind - as an adult and found them a hideous disappointment. But The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet still DOES it for me. And that's pretty darn cool. If you're thinking of buying this book for your child....do it. If you loved it as a child yourself, and are wondering if it could possibly hit you as hard decades later....oh YES.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wonderful, imaginative story. I read it years ago in elementary school, and always remembered it. I was glad to find my own copy.Published 2 months ago by CD
a gift of a book I never read when I was 10. MAybe I will get to it if it gets a thumbs upPublished 3 months ago by Ralph H Thompson
A favorite children's novel. Positioned between early reader books, and more complicated books like the Harry Potter series.Published 5 months ago by Sabayon Linux User
I read this years ago. Just wish that the sequels were at a good price. Good children's book.Published 5 months ago by E. Roby
I got this book for a niece. It was my favorite series when I was a kid. I just wish the publisher would do another publication of the rest of the series.Published 8 months ago by linda beam
This story cast a spell on me as a child. Perhaps as all of my playmates were boys, it never occurred to me not to see myself (a girl) right in there with the main characters. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Victoria B
One of the first novels I ever read at age 6 or so; the Mushroom Planet series is a great way to inspire a love of imagination and foster the belief of normal people to do... Read morePublished 10 months ago by D. Engel
Yeah so I read this book as a young girl like 37 times at least. I bought this one as a gift for my nephew who lives in Sweden. Read morePublished 10 months ago by GingerH