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Miss Pickerell on the Moon by Ellen…

Miss Pickerell on the Moon (1965)

by Ellen MacGregor, Dora Pantell

Other authors: Charles Geer (Illustrator)

Series: Miss Pickerell (5)

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A late follow-up to the Miss PIckerell series, based on the moon program. Not one I loved as a child. ( )
  antiquary | Jan 10, 2014 |
The thing I love about Miss Pickerell stories is that the author tries to be as scientifically accurate as possible - within the framework of a highly unlikely plot.

This book was written in 1965 (by another author from Macgregor's copious notes after her death), but sticks closely to the scientific facts as known at the time. Miss Pickerell likes to read the encyclopedia, so she can include all sorts of tidbits about pressurized cabins, low-g movements, solar storms, and lots more. The series really does try to be fun and educational.

Of course, a large part of the plot - spores discovered on the moon that may or may not cure a disastrous illness among the animals of Square Toe County - is silly, but that's where the fun comes in. ( )
  MerryMary | Sep 18, 2009 |
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Pantell, Doramain authorall editionsconfirmed
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To Jack Goldfarb, earth traveler, whose participation helped to make this space journey possible.
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Miss Pickerell was busy putting a last coat of pink paint on the outside of her farmhouse on Square Toe Mountain when she heard the sound of a motorcycle.
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When Miss Pickerell hears about the possible discovery of new spores on the moon that might help cure an epidemic, nothing will stop her from going all the way to the moon herself. But her craft crashes and she is stranded on the moon's deserted far side.… (more)

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