The Great Moon Hoax

By KRENSKY, Stephen

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ISBN
978-0-76135-110-8
Publisher
Carolrhoda


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2011  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 3–5—This picture book is based on an 1835 scandal created by the New York Sun. To increase sales, the newspaper printed fake articles about bizarre creatures on the moon seen through a newfangled telescope, and newsboys Jake and Charlie hawk the sensational editions on the street. The book chronicles some of the details actually published by th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

In 1835, newsboys Jake and Charlie sell lots of <i>New York Sun</i> papers thanks to a story about animals on the moon. (Th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on July 1, 2011

Historical details immerse readers in the hardscrabble life of nineteenth-century New York City newsboys. Readers learn, for example, that the boys earned thirty-three cents for every hundred papers sold and that their daily total determined whether they spent the night in an alley or a boarding house. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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