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Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein
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Sep 15, 10

bookshelves: fiction, own, syfyish

Taking a trip down Memory Lane. As a kid I read everything I could get my grubby mitts on & there are a handful of juvenile stories that I recall fuzzily but fondly. Madeline Le Engle, Heinlein, the My Bookhouse Books (wonderful collections!), Nancy Drew--I could go on. And on.

There are 12 Heinlein 'juveniles' written early in his career. I'm really fond of (many of) them. Although originally intended for boys, the stories appeal to all kids--as just about any "coming of age story" will for children cusping on their own self-development.

What I particularly enjoy is the language. Kids reading these adventures will be presented with good language, wonderful words, descriptive passages and an exciting, rollicking adventures. They're smart books, folding in science, math, approaches to different cultures--clever books for curious kids.

Here's a list of all the Juveniles:

1. Rocket Ship Galileo, 1947
2. Space Cadet, 1948
3. Red Planet, 1949
4. Farmer in the Sky, 1950
5. Between Planets, 1951
6. The Rolling Stones aka Space Family Stone, 1952
7. Starman Jones, 1953
8. The Star Beast, 1954
9. Tunnel in the Sky, 1955
10. Time for the Stars, 1956
11. Citizen of the Galaxy, 1957
12. Have Space Suit—Will Travel, 1958
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