Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America

By JARROW, Gail

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9781629797762
Publisher
Calkins Creek


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on June 1, 2018  |  Middle To High School

Gr 7 Up—With a succinct and engaging story, Jarrow informs readers about the 1938 The War of the Worlds broadcast and why it became so famous. Opening on Halloween Eve, with details about the geopolitical tensions and the growing influence of radio, Jarrow contextualizes the climate in which the program aired. By using short chapters, varied font sizes, quotes, photographs, and illustrations from the source material—H.G. Wells's novel—she keeps readers involved i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

In 1938, Orson Welles's War of the Worlds radio broadcast caused widespread panic and hysteria. Jarrow infuses her tightly plotted narrative with plenty of drama and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

In 1938, Orson Welles's War of the Worlds radio broadcast caused widespread panic and hysteria. Jarrow infuses her tightly plotted narrative with plenty of drama and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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