Children's Hardcover Book, The Space Hut, Ester Wier, Fiction, Illustrated, Weekly Reader Book, Collectible
A wonderful children's hardcover book called The Space Hut by Ester Wier. Illustrated by Leo Summers.
A boy named Mike draws up plans for a treehouse to go in the huge tree in his backyard. He sets to work to build it himself, and calls it, "The Space Hut," imagining that it would be a place to dream big dreams of being an astronaut someday. Through various setbacks and one City Manager determined to have Mike's hut torn down, in order to beautify the city, Mike learns the value of hard work and fighting for what he believes in. So a boy, with the help of a mysterious stranger and a pet skunk, "fights city hall."
Ester Wier was born October 17, 1910 in Seattle, Washington. She studied at Southeastern Teachers College from 1929-30 and attended the University of California at Los Angeles from 1931-1932. In 1934 she married Henry Robert Wier, a naval officer, and later had two children. As a Navy wife, Ester lived all over the United States and in 1956, she co-wrote, with Dorothy Hickey, The Answer Book on Naval Social Customs. In 1963, she published her first book for children and young adults, The Loner, the story of a lonely boy who finally gains a name and a home; the book received a Newbery Honor citation in 1964. During the 1960s and 1970s, Ester Wier wrote other works of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults that were praised by critics for their well-researched settings and details. Many of her books are "stories of children, primarily boys, who are seeking acceptance by themselves or others." Ester has been lauded for her understanding of youth's efforts to stand on their own and children's need to achieve and be accepted. Her fiction has also been praised for being well drawn and featuring believable characters and for her ability to interweave imagery with action and dialogue.
8¼ inches in length
5½ inches in width
Published by Stackpole Books -- 1967
This book is in Very Good condition. Binding is tight. The pages are slightly yellowed with age. There is a previous owners "this belongs to" on the inside front cover. It has the usual shelf ware and bent corners.
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