Category Archives: Friday Forgotten Books

Forgotten Book: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (1943) Reading When Books Went to War, about the armed forces editions during WWII, I discovered this was one of the most popular books among troops. I’d heard of it, of course, but never … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Chicken Every Sunday

Chicken Every Sunday by Rosemary Taylor, with Donald Mackay, illustrator. Blakiston, 1944. Hardcover. Reading When Books Went to War, about the armed forces editions during WWII, I discovered this was one of the most popular books among troops. I’m not sure I’d … Continue reading

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The Heinlein Juveniles

The Heinlein juveniles are the young adult novels written by Robert A. Heinlein. The twelve novels were published by Scribner’s between 1947 and 1958, which together tell, in a way, the story of space exploration. The dozen novels are not … Continue reading

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Forgotten? Heinlein: Have Space Suit–Will Travel

Have Space Suit–Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein. Scribner’s & Sons, 1958. Juvenile novel # 12 in the series. Published in both hardcover and paperback that year by Scribner’s as part of the Heinlein juvenile series. Continuing my survey of … Continue reading

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Forgotten? Heinlein: Time For the Stars

Time for the Stars by Robert A. Heinlein. Scribner’s & Sons, 1956. Juvenile novel # 10 in the series. Published in both hardcover and paperback that year by Scribner’s as part of the Heinlein juvenile series. Continuing my survey of Robert … Continue reading

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Forgotten? Heinlein: Tunnel In the Sky

Tunnel In the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein. Scribner’s & Sons, 1955. Juvenile novel # 9  Published in both hardcover and paperback that year by Scribner’s as part of the Heinlein juvenile series. The Plot BACKGROUND: The novel is set in … Continue reading

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Forgotten? Heinlein: Between Planets

Between Planets by Robert A. Heinlein. Scribner’s & Sons, 1951. Juvenile novel # 5 Originally serialized in Blue Book magazine in 1951 as “Planets in Combat”. It was published in hardcover that year by Scribner’s as part of the Heinlein juveniles. The Plot The … Continue reading

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Heinlein: Farmer In the Sky

Farmer In the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein.  Scribner’s & Sons, 1950, hardcover and paperback. Juvenile novel # 4 This, the fourth of Heinlein’s YA (juvenile) novels, is about a teenaged boy and his family who emigrates to Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, which … Continue reading

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Forgotten? Heinlein: Red Planet

Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein.  Scribner’s 1949, hardcover and paperback. Juvenile novel # 3 Colonists on Mars: ever a popular science fiction storyline. This time it’s a good guys vs. bad guys with the Martians caught in the middle. It … Continue reading

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Forgotten? The Heinlein Juveniles: Space Cadet

Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein, juvenile sf #1.  Scribner’s 1948, hardcover and paperback. This is the second of the Heinlein juveniles, a long and successful series of a dozen science fiction novels published by Scribner’s. These were originally envisioned as a … Continue reading

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