Jewels from the Moon

Jewels from the Moon and The Meteor That Couldn't Stay is a 1964 children's science fiction book written by Eleanor Cameron and illustrated by Vic Dowd. Although the book features characters from Cameron's five Mushroom Planet books, it is tangential to the series. In fact, it is little known even to fans of the series because it was designed as a school reading book and was distributed in that manner by the American Book Company. The book is 64 pages long and features comprehension, discussion, and vocabulary questions after each story.

Jewels from the Moon and The Meteor That Couldn't Stay
AuthorEleanor Cameron
IllustratorVic Dowd
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe Mushroom Planet Books [1]
GenreScience fiction Children's novel
PublisherAmerican Book Company
Publication date
Media typePrint (Softcover)
Pages65 pp
Preceded byA Mystery for Mr. Bass 
Followed byTime and Mr. Bass 

Plot summaryEdit

This volume is composed of two short stories. In the first, "Jewels from the Moon", Chuck Masterson and David Topman meet a mysterious but kindly old lady (a Mycetian like Mr. Bass) who takes them on a spectacular dream journey. In the second story, "The Meteor That Couldn't Stay", David accompanies Prewytt Brumblydge (a prominent character in Mr. Bass's Planetoid and A Mystery for Mr. Bass) on an expedition to recover portions of a brumblium meteorite.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mushroom Planet Series". Retrieved 2019-08-27.

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