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The Mushroom Planet Series

This is a group of children’s books by Eleanor Cameron. Two boys build a space ship and fly to a planetoid named Basidium. There, they meet the Mushroom People and have adventures.


Books in the The Mushroom Planet series:

Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet (1956)

David and Chuck take Theo Bass, Tyco Bass’s cousin, to the Mushroom Planet, unaware that a young astronomy professor has stowed away on board.

Author(s): Eleanor Cameron
Illustrator(s): Robert Henneberger

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Mr. Bass’s Planetoid (1958)

David and Chuck are off in their spaceship to rescue the world from the Brumblitron.

Author(s): Eleanor Cameron
Illustrator(s): Louis Darling

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Jewels from the Moon and The Meteor That Couldn’t Stay (1964)

Two short stories in which David and Chuck take a dream journey then help Mr. Bass recover a brumblium meteorite. This was written as an elementary school reader.

Author(s): Eleanor Cameron
Illustrator(s): Vic Dowd

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Time and Mr. Bass: A Mushroom Planet Book (1967)

Chuck and David are drawn into a battle against evil as Mr. Bass searches for the stolen necklace of Ta that can protect the Mycetians from destruction.

Author(s): Eleanor Cameron
Illustrator(s): Fred Meise

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A Mystery for Mr. Bass: A Mushroom Planet Book (1968)

David and Chuck discover Mycetian fossils along the sea shore, and make an emergency trip to the Mushroom Planet to save Prewytt Brumblydge.

Author(s): Eleanor Cameron
Illustrator(s): Leonard Shortall

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