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The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (1954)

by Eleanor Cameron

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Series: Mushroom Planet (1)

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A mystery man inspires two boys to build a space ship which takes them to the planet of Basidium to help the Mushroom people.
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Independent Reading Level: Grades 3rd-5th grade
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  Mathews_mallory | Nov 26, 2023 |
I mostly remember there was something about sulfer. And I remember I loved this book. I think I need to read it again. ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
A really nice children's space adventure. The actual space part might seem a little short but overall delightful story with enough mystery to keep it compelling. Reminded me a little of Mary Poppins.
With so many magic based children's stories about its nice to see one with a more sci-fi bent. A great tale for any budding astronomers or astronauts and possibly any biologists as well, as there is a lot about mushrooms too :) . ( )
  wreade1872 | Nov 28, 2021 |
I would have loved this at age ten... ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
A lovely little story about two boys recruited to build a ship and save the Mushroom Planet. Written by a woman in 1954: why, oh why didn't she make at least one of the adventurers a girl? ( )
  stephkaye | Dec 14, 2020 |
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Henneberger, RobertIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To my son, the real David, who asked for this book and who edited it with a stern black pencil—and to Ian, who whispered in Mr. Bass's ear the secret of the marvelous stroboscopic polaroid filter—with my love and my thanks.
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One night after dinner when David was reading Dr. Doolittle in the Moon, and his father was reading the newspaper, and his mother was darning socks, his father suddenly exclaimed: "Well, now, that's very odd!"
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