|ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1912-1996) Eleanor Cameron is a distinguished author and critic, best known for her juvenile fantasy Mushroom Planet Series. She won the National Book Award for The Court of the Stone Children.
Mushroom Planet BIBLIOGRAPHY (in
Julia Redfern BIBLIOGRAPHY (in
Other Children's books BIBLIOGRAPHY
Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet. Scholastic,
Brown & Co., 1988. Paperback, as new. <SOLD>
A Spell is Cast. Little,
Little, Brown & Co., 1964, 1st edition.
Ex-library in library binding, edgeworn, usual marks. G.
A Room Made of Windows.
Brown and Co, 1971. Fifth printing. Ex-library. Dust-jacket is
very good, with no library indicators. Book good, with mulitple
library indicators including "Withdrawn" stamp. $15.
The Court of the Stone Children.
EP Dutton, 1973, 1990. New paperback, $6.99.
A Room Made of Windows. Little,
New hardcover, <SOLD>
A Spell is Cast. Little,
Peter Smith, 1992. New hardcover, <SOLD>
The Wonderful Flight to the
Mushroom Planet. Little,
Brown, 1954, 1988. New paperback,
Green and Burning Tree: On the Writing and
Enjoyment of Children's Books. Little Brown, 1969, 1985.
New hardcover, <SOLD>
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|Looking for other books in the Mushroom
Planet series, but especially Time for Mr. Bass.
I am looking for the entire series (except book I) for my 8 year old son.
I am searching for these old books for my husband. He has some that are still in print (Stowaway, Wonderful Flight). Please let me know if you come across any other books in the series no matter what condition. Thank you for your help.
Interested in hardbacks of all mushroom planet cycle titles. Thanks!
I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive copy of Eleanor Cameron's A Mystery for Mr. Bass for my son's library. Condition is basically unimportant as long as the book is in one piece and readable. Ex-library, even obviously ex-library, is just fine. Can you help me?
I am extremely interested in purchasing the Mushroom Planet series by Eleanor Cameron for my kids. I have the first book of the series and the rest are apparently out of print. Somewhere on your site you indicated that you found one of those books for someone and sold it to them. I hope you can perform similar miracles for me.
Hi. I saw the comments on Cameron's books on your site. I read the books in the Mushroom Planet series by Eleanor Cameron in their Spanish translation when I was 9 or 10 in my home country, Argentina. I still remember what a deep impression they caused on me, and how much I enjoyed them. I live now in the US (Ohio) and would have loved to meet the author of such wonderfully imaginative books. Unfortunately I read that Eleanor Cameron passed away in 1996? I think I still have the Spanish translations back at home in Argentina... Just wanted to share these comments with you. Thanks.
Just a correction--Ms. Cameron died in 2000. I remember clipping out the wire-service obit.
I remember reading this juvenile science fiction series (3-5 books (?) ) in the late '50's. It was about several boys who built a spaceship under the direction of a little man named Tycho who turned out to be a stranded alien from the Mushroom Planet.
I'm aware that Eleanor Cameron passed away in 1995, but I was wondering if there was any way to find out who currently owns the copyright to her books. I'm interested in writing a screenplay adapted from her Mushroom planet series and I've had little luck tracking down whomever I need to write to get permission and make arrangments. Any help you can give me would be so appreciated.
I love your site, I have been reading the stumpers, and the solved mysteries, and can really identify with the joy which people feel when you or others help them to find those elusive magical books that have shaped our minds. I thought that you might like to add this information to you page on Eleanor Cameron, who is one of my childhood favorites. There is another book in the series which is very rarely mentioned. I have sending you an image of the cover. It is called: Jewels from the Moon, and The Meteor that Couldn't Stay. The book was published in 1964 by the American Book Company, it is 64 pages. If is designed as a school reading book, and each story has several questions after it. The stories themselves are gems, and add more detail about David, Chuck, Mr. Bass, Mr. Brumblydge, etc. I can't thank you enough for developing this site. I will continue to explore it, and will order books from it when I can. You might consider adding a donation button to help support your work. It would be easy to send a contribution via paypal. In fact, if you take paypal payments, I will send one now.
WOW!!! I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE TO HAVE READ THESE BOOKS WHEN I WAS A KID BUT FIND OUT THAT THEY MADE A VERY BIG IMPACT ON SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE. NOW I AM TRYING TO FIND THE BOOKS FOR MY KIDS TO READ JUST LIKE SO MANY OTHERS.THANK YOU SO MUCH ELEANOR CAMERON FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR ALL OF US.
Oru Oriyon dies
The critically aclaimed two time Oscar winning Basidiumite Actor, Oru Oriyon, died peacefully in his sleep last night at Lennox Hill Hospital after a long illness. He died of cell deterioration. He was 200 years old. Oriyon was best known as King Ta in the motion picture "The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet." He was the first extraterrestrial ever to win an Oscar.
"Churnadryne" is the Zeta Reticulan word for "dinosaur." A "Morinbend" is a dog. "Ta" is short for "Ta Nown." "Mebe" was based on a real person who died on June 18, 1952 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. His code name was "Ebe."
The query regarding the book with a girl
I read the book when I was in 2nd or 3rd
It could have been a scholastics book. The story plot
around around a couple of young boys who befriend a rather small
man who has moved into their neighborhood. The man is pleasant enough,
but does seem to have an almost green tint to his skin. The man is very
knowledgable and proceeds to ask the boys to collect and bring him
items, mostly junk, for a project he is working on. The boys agree in
hopes that they will learn what the project is. As their collecting
thier curiosity grows. near the stories end it is reveald the man is a
visitor from another planet who is building a spaceship to return him
his home. Notes: I am not sure when the book was published. I read the
book between 1967-1970. I do not know the title. I do not know if the
name in the book is Mr. Green.
Hope you can help me find a
books I read as a kid at the public library in the children's science
fiction or fantasy section. In the first a boy builds a rocket for a
science project and discovers it really can fly to the moon – thanks to
his neighbor, an unusually short man with a very round head who says
he's from Wales, but turns out to really be from the moon! In
other books they have various adventures in which the people of the
moon are in peril and are helped by the boy and his neighbor. I think
in one of them they actually do go to Wales and meet the neighbor's
brother – also a moon man pretending to be Welsh. These stories were
always very amusing to me as my grandfather, of Welsh descent, had a
very round face, so I could imagine him as my very own moon-man.
I read these in the early-to-mid 1970s, but they already seemed kind of
old then...they had hardcovers but the pages were a bit musty and the
illustrations (just ink drawings) were a bit old-fashioned. Hope
you can help me find these again.
|For stump the bookseller: the phrase is
terrible churn-a-dryne", from a children's book about (?) a dinosaur.
a scholastic or arrow book club selection from the period of 1964-1967.
That does sound familiar... Oh darn it all, now I'll be up all
I didn't realize it was such a common phenomenon: people trying to rediscover books they'd read in childhood. Very cool site! I recently described to a children's librarian the plotline of a story I remembered reading when I was a kid. It was kind of embarrassing at first, hemming and hawing about men on the moon, looking at my feet and tracing circles on the ground. She immediately replied, "Oh yeah, that's the Mushroom Planet Series!" Amazing! Why is the series no longer in print? Of course, Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet is still in print, but in an unillustrated form. Is Eleanor Cameron still alive? Why doesn't somebody re-issue the series? Can't we call her up and harrass her about this?
Scientist invents a telescope and can look htrough the clouds to another planet. maybe Eleanor Cameron or someone similar, 1950's.
Doubtless several other people will
- in The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, by Eleanor
Cameron, published Little, Brown 1954, chapter 7 The Marvelous
describes the "stroboscopic polaroid filter" invented by Mr. Bass,
"not only makes certain heavenly bodies visible, even in the daytime,
have never been visible before, but also enables our vision to
whatever heavy atmospher or vapors may surround them." HOWEVER, in
of the Mushroom Planet series, another Earthbound Basidiumite appears,
who also invents a very similar filter, to which he gives a different
And of course I don't remember the title - it may be Time and
I can only remember one or two little
about this book that I would have read in the early 70's. One was
that the main character was a teenage girl who felt like a misfit
they all) and she loved to read and loved the sound of certain exotic
like lapis lazuli. This doesn't have anything to do with the rest
of the book, but it's the only detail I can clearly remember. It
seems like she also had a older brother who was brainy and sort of a
geek. It's not A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine
It might be something by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, because I read a lot of
her books in the late 60's and early 70's. I know this isn't much
to go on, so I'll be thrilled if someone remembers it.
I think it is really weird that a person named Lance Bass wanted to ride on a Russian space ship. It reminds me of a mushroom person like Tyco Bass.
jewels from the moon and the
Wow!! I didn't realize there still is a fan base for the David, Chuck and Mr. Tyco Bass. While listening to my 8yr old daughter read, I told her of my favorite book, The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. Afterwards I came on line to see if the book was still out there, and here I am. Loving it but hating it that Eleanor has passed as well as her series. Are all five copies available anywhere??
Hi, I wanted to know if Eleanor Cameron
alive. I'm 33 and my mother introduced me to the Mushroom Planet
series when I was a young girl. I loved reading through all the
and fond remembrances of other folks. What a fun website.
be back. Thanks!
Eleanor Cameron, The Wonderful Flight To Mushroom Planet. Cleaning out the attic, I came across a reply written to me ( 1970) by Ms. Cameron. The class had to write a letter to our favorite author and although I cannot rememeber this book, now I am sure to look for it and read it again!
Eleanor Cameron, The Mushroom Planet Series. I just accidentally discovered this site - it's fabulous!! I somehow hit on one of the searches and started looking through all the books, it's amazing how many of these I read and loved and haven't thought of in 30+ years. I was just wondering if anyone could find a series I read WAY back, but I didn't think I could remember enough details to even look. Then I clicked on the Favorites page and there it was! Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, etc - just looking at the covers made memories come flooding back. I'm buying as many titles as there are in stock for my granddaughter (when I'm done with them) and bookmarking this page right now. Loganberry, I don't know who you are but thank you - I anticipate browsing here for hours. A Room Made of Windows - wasn't there a butterfly collector in there somewhere? And 'lepidopterist' - jeez I read that book years later and would never have guessed it was the same author. I'm going to have to buy everything of hers I can find.