Exploring the military-industrial complex in children's literature
Yes, it's another round of GUESS THAT BOOK. This one is a popular children's book from 1957. You probably read it as a child and it's still easily available today. To be honest, there was a series of books and you're probably most familiar with the first title. Still, you might recognize the style and you'll get full points for shouting out the protaganist's name.
But there isn't much else to do on a desert, [he] realised as he looked around, except maybe play in the sand.
Then he remembered how the government has fun on the desert. It shoots off rockets.