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A girl raised on Mars travels back to Earth in Heinlein's vintage SF tale, first published in 1963.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
'Heinlein's skill...makes this story a delight.' New York Herald Tribune --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
Heinlein's excellent work, whose title character is a young girl with star pilot ambitions in a solar system where girls just don't do that kind of thing. Read morePublished on July 2 2002 by Gary M. Greenbaum
This story just isn't one of Heinlien's best. More than many sci-fi writers his works have managed to hold themselves and not age. Podkayne of Mars doesn't. Read morePublished on June 25 2002
I think a lot of readers missed a very fine point in this book. THE BOOK WAS NOT ABOUT PODDY. The book was the diary of a ditzy teen (lovable, but still ditzy) who was witnessing... Read morePublished on May 31 2002 by Kieri
Lost amid the characteristic idiological rantings of some reviewers is the fact that this is a story about "What happened when my sister and I went to Mars" I used to hope that... Read morePublished on April 5 2002 by Jim-bob Furlbottom
I read and loved this book (with the gentler ending) when I was in junior high school. I found it a fun adventure, much like "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2001 by Kuovonne Vorderbruggen
For those of you calling Podkayne Fries a moron, an oh so cute teenager, that she deserved what happened, and calling this book a "beginning of the end" I have a few... Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2001 by "nimasha"
You know you're in trouble when the publisher feels the need to resort to baby talk to describe the title character ("People think she's the bestest" . . . Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2001 by Michael Battaglia
This book is completely out of character for Heinlein. The narrative is weak (for him), and is as full of foreboding as a cheap melodrama. Read morePublished on April 25 2001 by L. Coats
Podkayne Fries is a fabulous narrator. (I've read book reviews in which the male author is praised for writing as a woman. None of those authors can hold a candle to Heinlein. Read morePublished on March 18 2001 by Rebekah Sue Carolla