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Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast - Meghan Mccarthy
Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast
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It was an ordinary night in October of 1938 until a news bulletin interrupted the dance music on CBS radio–aliens were invading the United States! Meghan McCarthy’s hilarious Aliens Are Coming! tells the true story of the Halloween radio prank that duped much of the country into believing that... show more
It was an ordinary night in October of 1938 until a news bulletin interrupted the dance music on CBS radio–aliens were invading the United States! Meghan McCarthy’s hilarious Aliens Are Coming! tells the true story of the Halloween radio prank that duped much of the country into believing that Martians had invaded. The book uses excerpts from the actual War of the Worlds radio broadcast and includes information about the importance of radios in the 1930s (before the time of televisions and computers) as well as facts about Orson Welles and H. G. Wells, author of the novel on which the broadcast was based.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375835186 (0375835180)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
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Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
3.0 Aliens Are Coming and War of the Worlds radio show Documentary
Surely I'm not the only person fascinated by Orson Welles' War of the Worlds? The idea of a simple radio broadcast causing such a panic is almost hypnotizing, you have to learn more. The problem is the more I learn about it, the less I can believe it. The documentation doesn't add up. What I heard...
AmySea
AmySea rated it
Now this is a subject that I would have *never* considered as a viable topic for a children's picture book, but that's why I'm not an author and Meghan McCarthy is! The pictures in Aliens are Coming are great, and they easily conveyed time, mood and setting. I also loved the illustrations of the a...
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