Friday, October 7, 2016
Cosmonaut One (1965)
A quick one for today, Cosmonaut One (1965). This is one of many Russian pamphlets for children and the general public about Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight. I like this one for its earlier date and painted illustrations.
Kosmonavt - 1. Michail Vasilʹevič Vodoṕjanov; Illustrations by E I Seleznev. Moskva : Malyš. 58 p. 21 cm.(1965) OCLC# 551136306
WESTERNIZED SPELLING:Written by Mikhail Vodopyanov. Illustrated by E. Seleznev.
I also like the picture of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in the classroom (on the wall).
Some nice portraits of someone who died far too young.