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Fooled you! : fakes and hoaxes through the years

Author: Elaine Pascoe; Laurie Keller
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chapters on 11 infamous hoaxes from the 1800s to the present, exploring the stories behind them and pondering why people are so easily fooled. Hoaxes are meant to fool the world-and some people fall for them. Would you? nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Crop circles. Aliens on earth. Fairies caught on film. Giant cats. What do these phenomena have in common? They are all hoaxes. Elaine Pascoe presents well-researched  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Pascoe; Laurie Keller
ISBN: 0805075283 9780805075281
OCLC Number: 57311444
Description: viii, 87 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The daring balloonists --
The lost princess --
The Fejee mermaid --
The stone giant --
The marvelous machine --
The missing link --
The fraudulent fairies --
The brass plate --
The creature in the woods --
The sign in the field --
Snowball.
Responsibility: Elaine Pascoe ; with illustrations by Laurie Keller.
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Chapters on 11 infamous hoaxes from the 1800s to the present, exploring the stories behind them and pondering why people are so easily fooled. Hoaxes are meant to fool the world-and some people fall for them. Would you? nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Crop circles. Aliens on earth. Fairies caught on film. Giant cats. What do these phenomena have in common? They are all hoaxes. Elaine Pascoe presents well-researched chapters on nearly a dozen infamous hoaxes-from the 1800s to the present-exploring the stories behind them (how they came to be as well as who instigated them) and pondering why people were so easily fooled. These tantalizing accounts hold tremendous appeal for all ages and are as much about the craftiness of perpetrators as about the gullibility of believers. Would you have been fooled? You'll just have to read Fooled You! to find out.

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