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The Resource The Nantucket sea monster : a fake news story, written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis

The Nantucket sea monster : a fake news story, written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis

Label
The Nantucket sea monster : a fake news story
Title
The Nantucket sea monster
Title remainder
a fake news story
Statement of responsibility
written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper? Early in August 1937, a news flash came: a sea monster had been spotted lurking off the shore of Nantucket Island. Historically, the Massachusetts island had served as port for whaling ships. Eyewitnesses swore this wasn't a whale, but some new, fearsome creature. As eyewitness account piled up, newspaper stories of the sea monster spread quickly. Across the nation, people shivered in fear. Then, footprints were found on a Nantucket beach. Photographs were sent to prominent biologists for their opinion. Discussion swirled about raising a hunting party. On August 18, news spread across the island: the sea monster had been captured. Islanders ran to the beach and couldn't believe their eyes. This nonfiction picture book is a perfect tool to discuss non-political fake news stories
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Cataloging source
NFG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pattison, Darcy
Dewey number
001.944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD760L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
4.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Willis, Peter
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sea monsters
  • Hoaxes in mass media
  • Journalism
  • Critical thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Hoaxes in mass media
  • Journalism
  • Sea monsters
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Nantucket sea monster : a fake news story, written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1887614
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629440828
Lccn
2017904671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629440828
  • (OCoLC)1003048748
Label
The Nantucket sea monster : a fake news story, written by Darcy Pattison ; illustrated by Peter Willis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1887614
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629440828
Lccn
2017904671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629440828
  • (OCoLC)1003048748

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