||Whitman #2022 MAJOR
MATT MASON "MOON MISSION" BIG LITTLE BOOK
Copyright 1968--first year available 1969
Whitman Publishing Company added a Major Matt
Mason title to their line of Big Little Books in 1968 with the publication of
Moon Mission by George S. Elrick. The plot centers around the strange
disapperance of Captain Otto Harvey, who had been manning an outpost prior to Matt
Masons arrival on the moon. In transmissions to Earth, Captain Harvey appeared to be
going insane, reporting strange squeaking noises, and then disappearing all
together. Mason is joined in his rescue attempts by Sgt. Storm and by JoAnn Harvey, the
only female character to ever appear in the Mason universe.
Elricks writing is very mature for a book intended for children, and the story moves
along at an exciting pace. Collectors today can often find copies of the book at antique
book stores, flea markets, and other venues. Copies in mint condition can command prices
as high as $25 dollars. A fair increase from the original price of $2.00!
for those of you who haven't found a copy, we've added the complete text and most of the
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