The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

Illustrator Robert Henneberger
Author Eleanor Cameron
Year 1966 (first published 1954)
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN unknown

Chuck and David gasped. There, in the telescope, a tiny greenish dot appeared, shining through the vast black of outer space.

The mysterious little man spoke:
“I should like you two boys to set off this very night for the Mushroom Planet!”
“Tonight?” repeated Chuck faintly.
“But, how…” David began.

How, indeed, could they ever hope to reach that pale and ghostly moon. No other earth dwellers ever knew it existed!

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Trapped in Space

Trapped in Space

Illustrator Robert Amundsen
Author Jack Williamson
Year 1968
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN unknown

Astronaut Ben is lost — a million miles from Earth! His last message: “Strange life forms here…we’re under attack…!”

Jeff sets off to rescue him, but soon his own crippled starship is caught in the same eerie web of a monstrous creature from outer space!

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Twistaplot 15: Spellcaster

Illustrator James Warhola (cover), Ray Lago
Author Katy Brown
Year 1984
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN 0-590-72304-9

The gold letters on the cover of the ancient book glow with a strange inner light: SPELLCASTER. You open the book and read: “In your hands rests timeless power. Apply it wisely.” Soon, you will be a master of the magical arts. How will you use your new powers?

  • Will you join forces with the Wizard of the Endless Cave? Turn to page 31.
  • Want to learn how to fly? Transform yourself into a hawk and soar over to page 6.
  • Who is the mysterious woman in white? Can she help you survive a journey into the past? Find out on page 80.

In a Twistaplot book you make the choices. You decide which path to take and what will happen next. Be brave! Be daring! Be careful! With magic, things aren’t always what they seem.

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Late for Hallowe’en

Illustrator Eileen Armitage
Author Camilla Fegan
Year 1973 (first published 1966)
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN unknown

Judy made her way to the little cave-opening under the bushes and ducked through. ‘Come in, won’t you? And thank you for knocking!’ a thin crackly voice remarked.

Judy has found a witch living in the shrubbery—a witch called Murgatroyd and her cat, Hornsbydale. Murgatroyd makes a dragon from an old tray. But all the dragon wants to do is get back home!

What an exciting year lies ahead for Judy!

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Twistaplot 2: The Train of Terror

Illustrator Victor Stabin (cover), David Febland
Author Louise Munro Foley
Year 1982
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN 0-590-32499-3

Do you dare to ride…

THE TRAIN OF TERROR?

It’s no ordinary train. In one car, a beautiful woman is turning passengers into robots! In another, a scarfaced man watches your every move! And you are sure that the person next to you is a jewel thief! How will you get away from these people?

  • If you try to outwit the robot woman, turn to page 54.
  • If you want to find out what the scarfaced man is doing with that knife, turn to page 38.
  • If you decide to forget your trip and join up with the jewel thief, turn to page 42.

Be warned! In a Twistaplot book, you decide what path to take and what to do once you get there. The wrong choice could cost you your life. The right one could make you a star! The choice is up to you.

So climb aboard and see where you and The Train of Terror are headed!

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