A Mystery for Mr. Bass

Our rating: ***

Prewytt Brumblydge has been having lots of bad luck, and when he gets sick he decides to go home and try to figure out what’s wrong with his new dating method. When Chuck and David find the bones of a Mycetian and show Mr. Bass they decide not to tell anyone but someone finds out and tells it to the newspaper. Prewytt Brumblyge admits to putting the bones where they were found but says that he won’t put them back where he got them from despite an old Mycetian rhyme.

This book holds many surprises. I especially like the fact that Ta comes to Earth.

Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet

Our rating: ****

With the disappearance of Tyco Bass, David and Chuck have started the society for young astronomers as Mr. Bass wished. They decide to have Dr. Frobisher as a speaker, but his secretary, Horatio Q. Peabody, is jealous and goes instead. Meanwhile, Mr. Theo Bass comes to visit David and Chuck, and he wants to go to Basidium. In the preparations, Horatio figures out their plans and stows away on the spaceship. David and Chuck’s nightmares come true, as a scientist is loose on the Mushroom Planet!

The second book is as good as the first. Lots of excitement, and it’s fun, too. Of course, everything comes out right in the end.

Time and Mr. Bass

Our rating: ***

Only a week before the meeting of Mycetian League (Mushroom Planet people who live on earth), Mr. Bass receives a strange phone call from one of the League leaders. Mr. Bass, David, and Chuck hurry to Wales, where the meeting is to take place, and discover that the two most prized treasures of the League have been stolen. One, the Necklace of Ta (leader of the Mushroom people on Basidium), causes trouble whenever somebody takes any of its stones. The other, The Thirteenth Scroll, is the only key to the Mycetians’ past. Mr. Bass and the others go on a search throughout England to find the missing treasures and encounter mysteries from the past about Mr. Bass’ long lost Elder Grandfather.

This is the conclusion of the Mushroom Planet series. It’s also one of the more weird ones. Digging deep into Mr. Bass’ past, and even into the ancestry of the Mycetians makes for an interesting read. I highly recommend that you read the other books that come before this one, though. I hadn’t read two that came before this one, and it was kind of a shock to hear about people that were in previous books that I hadn’t read.