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Aliens are Coming!: The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast (Dragonfly Books), McCarthy, Meghan
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Author Name:    McCarthy, Meghan

Title:   Aliens are Coming!: The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast (Dragonfly Books)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Dragonfly Books 

ISBN Number:   0385736789 / 9780385736787

Seller ID:   ING9780385736787

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"A picture-book account of one of the""most famous pieces of radio history "
* "Sandwiched between a look at Depression-era radios and a set of fanciful period advertisements, McCarthy delivers a semi-serious account of the 1938 "War of the Worlds "broadcast, illustrating both passages from the script and briefly told descriptions of widespread panic with smudgy cartoon scenes featuring bug-eyed monsters and equally bug-eyed people. The author closes with a substantial note that analyzes the broadcast' immediate and long-term effects, points out that the announcers repeatedly admitted that they were presenting a drama during the broadcast, mentions several later revivals here and internationally and notes the response of H.G. Wells himself to the original production. She has also set up an invitingly designed Web site with an array of relevant links."
--"Kirkus Reviews," Starred"
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book
A "School Library Journal "Best Book of the Year
An IRA-CBC Children's Choice
A "Kirkus Reviews "Editor's Choice
A 2006 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"

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