The series premiered in
1958. Stopped in 1961 after 36 issues.
The series dedicated each
issue to a particular subject from nature,
history, or science. Some of the subjects were
boating, great scientists, magic, prehistoric
animals, pirates, and Vikings. The series was
immensely popular, but the publisher decided to
stop, probably because of the uprising of
television that would often deal with the same
The full title of the series was The
Illustrated Story of the World Around Us.