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Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and the War of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America

Author: Gail Jarrow
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Describes the panic induced when listeners believed Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" to be news of an alien invasion, discussing the context in which the broadcast was aired and why it was so convincing.
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Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Jarrow
ISBN: 9781629797762 1629797766
OCLC Number: 1011610853
Awards: Commended for Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award 2019
Target Audience: 1000L
Description: 139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Haunted on Halloween Eve --
Mercury rises --
Taking to the air --
Blood-red planet --
Plotting the invasion --
The final day --
The attack --
Panic --
"Wreckage" --
It's all over --
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! --
Dear Mr. Welles --
Fallout --
Dear FCC --
"Too darn realistic" --
Soft landing.
Responsibility: Gail Jarrow.
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This nonfiction YA title explores in riveting detail the famous 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds.  Read more...

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