Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars Author:Ellen MacGregor Here is a real first--a science fiction story for the 8-12 readers. — Miss Pickerell was mighty glad to be home from her vacation. The last few weeks with her nieces and nephews had been pleasant enough, but she had had an overdose of noise and confusion. As she led her cow out to graze behind her little house she thought happily about the rest... more » they were both going to have.
But suddenly she saw, right in the middle of the pasture, the strangest, largest contraption she had ever laid eyes on. She was very frightened, but this was a clear case of trespassing, and Miss Pickerell did not hesitate. She went right up to investigate the outrage. And so it was that Miss Pickerell, inadvertently, was whisked off on a history-making flight to Mars.
Virginia Kirkus says "As a cheerful bridge from television's blood-curdling inter-planetary wars to a sounder scientific base which marks good science fiction, this story of a bright-eyed little lady and an unexpected trip to Mars is that happy mixture of fantastic adventure and popping nonsense children will enjoy to the hilt."« less
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Before there was Magic (Tree House and School Bus), there was Miss Pickerell. This wildly popular series has the same quirky sweet humor and educational aspects of the newer series, both of which in many ways can be considered Miss Pickerell's progeny. Of course some of the facts may be dated somewhat by the age of the series, but it is no less delightful to read.