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

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

Gail Jarrow explores the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast from 1938. She highlights the artists behind the broadcast, the broadcast itself, the aftermath, and the repercussions which remain relevant today. On the night of October 30, 1938, thousands of Americans panicked when they believed that Martians had invaded Earth. What appeared to be breaking news about an a Gail Jarrow explores the famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast from 1938. She highlights the artists behind the br...

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Title:Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and the War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America
Author:Gail Jarrow
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1629797766
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

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

  • Abby Johnson
    Aug 26, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

  • Alexa Hamilton
    Oct 11, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

  • Kristen
    Feb 12, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

    I love it when I find a nonfiction book that is hard to put down. Even though I knew the basic facts about the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this book. I finally understand how a portion (although a smaller portion than was originally r...

    The story of the partnership between Orson Welles and John Waterhouse and their reading/presentation of War of the Worlds on the radio on 1938 and how it induced panic among the American population. I have often heard about this and wondered how it was possible; this made that more cle...

    The subtitle itself of this book is fake! There was no invasion. But Orson Welles's radio show was so realistic that a fair number of people DID believe there was. Gail Jarrow tells the story of how Welles got his start in theater and in radio. I hadn't remembered that John Housemann w...

    Just a fantastic accounting of the War of the Worlds broadcast in October 1938 and its consequences. Jarrow has thoroughly researched her topic and includes information on all the clues that should have made it clear to listeners that this was not a real event - if they were paying att...

    Thousands of Americans believed a live realistic radio broadcast in 1938, which used a script based on the War of the Worlds book, first published in 1898 and again in 1906. People thought Martians had invaded, killed, and were conquering the country. Author presents true historical in...

    It's the little things-- the fact that Orson Welles could put on such a good show and Housman was such a good finangler that he was able to finance and organize the one hour CBS weekly broadcast to allow Welles to use his awesome acting skills combined to create an unforgettable and no...

    This book was so interesting. If you're interested in "fake news" or not, I think you'll find something to be fascinated by in this book. It looks at the War of the Worlds broadcast of 1938 and the widespread panic that followed--or did it? It examines how stories become part of our co...

  • Lynn
    Jun 26, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

  • Anne
    Jan 04, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

    I love it when I find a nonfiction book that is hard to put down. Even though I knew the basic facts about the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this book. I finally understand how a portion (although a smaller portion than was originally r...

    The story of the partnership between Orson Welles and John Waterhouse and their reading/presentation of War of the Worlds on the radio on 1938 and how it induced panic among the American population. I have often heard about this and wondered how it was possible; this made that more cle...

  • Traci
    Apr 13, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

    I love it when I find a nonfiction book that is hard to put down. Even though I knew the basic facts about the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this book. I finally understand how a portion (although a smaller portion than was originally r...

  • Sharon Lawler
    Oct 20, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

  • Alicia
    Feb 07, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

    I love it when I find a nonfiction book that is hard to put down. Even though I knew the basic facts about the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this book. I finally understand how a portion (although a smaller portion than was originally r...

    The story of the partnership between Orson Welles and John Waterhouse and their reading/presentation of War of the Worlds on the radio on 1938 and how it induced panic among the American population. I have often heard about this and wondered how it was possible; this made that more cle...

    The subtitle itself of this book is fake! There was no invasion. But Orson Welles's radio show was so realistic that a fair number of people DID believe there was. Gail Jarrow tells the story of how Welles got his start in theater and in radio. I hadn't remembered that John Housemann w...

    Just a fantastic accounting of the War of the Worlds broadcast in October 1938 and its consequences. Jarrow has thoroughly researched her topic and includes information on all the clues that should have made it clear to listeners that this was not a real event - if they were paying att...

    Thousands of Americans believed a live realistic radio broadcast in 1938, which used a script based on the War of the Worlds book, first published in 1898 and again in 1906. People thought Martians had invaded, killed, and were conquering the country. Author presents true historical in...

    It's the little things-- the fact that Orson Welles could put on such a good show and Housman was such a good finangler that he was able to finance and organize the one hour CBS weekly broadcast to allow Welles to use his awesome acting skills combined to create an unforgettable and no...

  • Judy Desetti
    Feb 15, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

  • Suzanne
    Sep 29, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

  • Sarai
    Oct 01, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Aug 19, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

  • Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
    Nov 07, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

  • Melinda
    Sep 15, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

  • Manybooks
    Feb 16, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

  • Kifflie
    Dec 29, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

    I love it when I find a nonfiction book that is hard to put down. Even though I knew the basic facts about the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this book. I finally understand how a portion (although a smaller portion than was originally r...

    The story of the partnership between Orson Welles and John Waterhouse and their reading/presentation of War of the Worlds on the radio on 1938 and how it induced panic among the American population. I have often heard about this and wondered how it was possible; this made that more cle...

    The subtitle itself of this book is fake! There was no invasion. But Orson Welles's radio show was so realistic that a fair number of people DID believe there was. Gail Jarrow tells the story of how Welles got his start in theater and in radio. I hadn't remembered that John Housemann w...

  • Betsy
    Sep 02, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

    I love it when I find a nonfiction book that is hard to put down. Even though I knew the basic facts about the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this book. I finally understand how a portion (although a smaller portion than was originally r...

    The story of the partnership between Orson Welles and John Waterhouse and their reading/presentation of War of the Worlds on the radio on 1938 and how it induced panic among the American population. I have often heard about this and wondered how it was possible; this made that more cle...

    The subtitle itself of this book is fake! There was no invasion. But Orson Welles's radio show was so realistic that a fair number of people DID believe there was. Gail Jarrow tells the story of how Welles got his start in theater and in radio. I hadn't remembered that John Housemann w...

    Just a fantastic accounting of the War of the Worlds broadcast in October 1938 and its consequences. Jarrow has thoroughly researched her topic and includes information on all the clues that should have made it clear to listeners that this was not a real event - if they were paying att...

  • Beth
    Feb 10, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

  • Angie
    Feb 04, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

  • Lois
    Apr 26, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

    I love it when I find a nonfiction book that is hard to put down. Even though I knew the basic facts about the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this book. I finally understand how a portion (although a smaller portion than was originally r...

    The story of the partnership between Orson Welles and John Waterhouse and their reading/presentation of War of the Worlds on the radio on 1938 and how it induced panic among the American population. I have often heard about this and wondered how it was possible; this made that more cle...

    The subtitle itself of this book is fake! There was no invasion. But Orson Welles's radio show was so realistic that a fair number of people DID believe there was. Gail Jarrow tells the story of how Welles got his start in theater and in radio. I hadn't remembered that John Housemann w...

    Just a fantastic accounting of the War of the Worlds broadcast in October 1938 and its consequences. Jarrow has thoroughly researched her topic and includes information on all the clues that should have made it clear to listeners that this was not a real event - if they were paying att...

    Thousands of Americans believed a live realistic radio broadcast in 1938, which used a script based on the War of the Worlds book, first published in 1898 and again in 1906. People thought Martians had invaded, killed, and were conquering the country. Author presents true historical in...

  • Sherry
    Feb 10, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

  • Liz
    May 12, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

  • Becky B
    Feb 09, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

  • John Yingling
    Apr 09, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Feb 13, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

  • Karen
    Apr 16, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    Sep 12, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

  • Kyra Nay
    Sep 05, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

  • Claudia
    Oct 26, 2018

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

  • Heather
    Apr 10, 2019

    I have been fascinated by the War of the Worlds broadcast for what feels like ages. I had always sort of laughed at the idea that people could get so frightened from a radio broadcast. It couldn?t have been that good, could have it? Then a few years back, I actually listened to the b...

    Would I have been "spooked" by the 1938 War of the Worlds radio play broadcast? Now we discussed said radio play in 1985 in grade twelve Social Studies, when we were covering 20th century history, including WWI and WWII, and when the majority of us scoffed and found it ridiculous and s...

    Gail Jarrow, I love you so. This is a fantastic and timely account of the 1938 radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds that sparked panic in many listeners. Hand this to anyone concerned about ?fake news? or anyone who rolls their eyes upon hearing that phrase. ...

    The more things change, the more they stay the same... I first heard of this radio production in elementary school, in one of those reading compilations, and my general impression was of mass hysteria and gullibility - for years. I read Getting It Wrong a few years ago, in which the...

    This was a fun, enlightening, interesting read. The author does an admirable job in telling the story behind the radio broadcast, particularly regarding the contributions of Orson Welles and John Houseman. She discusses H.G. Wells' book and puts all of this in the context of the world ...

    Copy provided by the publisher In these days of "fake news", this overview of the 1930s radio scene and the specific event of the broadcast of The War of the Worlds is both timely and fascinating. Starting with the adaptation of the H.G. Wells' novel to radio and details of what it ...

    Jarrow sets the stage perfectly in this detailed, illuminating exploration of why ordinary Americans panicked when they heard a broadcast of New Jersey being invaded by Martians on Oct. 30, 1938. This was my official read for Halloween 2018. ...

    This is for the youthful reader relaying the 1938 radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, and the Mercury Theater which panicked the American people. Lavish with photos of the actors and illustration reproductions from the 1906 edition of War of the Worlds as well a...

    The War of the Worlds broadcast on October 30, 1938 was the ultimate in fake news. Orson Welles and John Houseman created a radio program that fooled the country into believing martians had landed in New Jersey. Gail Jarrow does a fantastic job setting up this pivotal moment in history...

    So interesting and timely! Middle grade nonfiction always feels like it's written riiiiiiiiight at the right level for me to understand. ...

    In an age where false, misleading, and fear-mongering information spreads like wildfire over social media networks, often garnering more clicks, likes, and shares than trustworthy or verified information, the story of the infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast seems eerily familiar...

    It seems, looking back into the dim recesses of the past, that a language arts teacher played the recording of the Orson Welles radio broadcast for us in class at some point. If you haven't heard it yet, you can find it online in a variety of places from YouTube to Audible. But what Ga...

    I read this flying home from the ALA conference, the new hard copy clutched protectively through all the bounces, take-offs and landings and it took me right into the 1938 broadcast that set the world talking. This book couldn't be more timely as it depicts the original fake news event...

    Spooked! : How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow 139 pages. NON FICTION Calkins Creek 2018 $18.95 Content: G. BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS - ADVISABLE AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles' Mercury ...

    Jarrow relates how the War of the Worlds radio adaptation came about in 1938, how the radio crew thought it was going to bore the audience to tears, how the public responded to the broadcast (both positively and negatively), and then how the actual history of the reaction to this event...

    Wonderfully researched title that explores the story and personalities behind the October 30, 1938 radio broadcast based on the HG Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds". The reader is taken through the creation of the radio based Mercury Theater by Orson Welles and John Houseman, to the...

    Spooked! is about the 1938 radio teleplay broadcast by Orson Welles, which updated H.G. Wells' The War of the World by making it contemporary to the time (1938) and location (the US), using a mix of real places and fake names. For various reasons, some listeners did not realize that it...

    This book purports to be about the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, which caused panic among many as they thought it was really happening. It's really about fake news. But it also covers many other topics, including WWII, science, hoaxes, information about the people involved...

    2019 William F. Sibert Honor book Using Primary source materials, the words people heard rather than the published scripts, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, correspondence, Gail Jarrow has recreated the events and reactions to the Oct 30, 1939 CBS broadcast of the radio play version of...

    A Robert Siebert Honor Award 2019. A well researched narrative nonfiction which will engage readers. This is definitely a legend I grew up with and was intrigued by. Hopefully my students will want to read it and learn more. I am just not sure that they have heard of it before. Thi...

    I love Gail Jarrow's books. I've always been fascinated with the War of Worlds broadcast and the reaction it provoked at the time. But unfortunately, you have to be fascinated with this broadcast to understand the book the way it's set up--or at least you have to know that the invasion...

    This extensively-researched retelling of the 1938 radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is a perfect book for the world of today. On the eve of Halloween, a "spooked" American public anxious about the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler gathered aroun...

    I love it when I find a nonfiction book that is hard to put down. Even though I knew the basic facts about the 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast, I was hooked from the beginning to the end of this book. I finally understand how a portion (although a smaller portion than was originally r...

    The story of the partnership between Orson Welles and John Waterhouse and their reading/presentation of War of the Worlds on the radio on 1938 and how it induced panic among the American population. I have often heard about this and wondered how it was possible; this made that more cle...

    The subtitle itself of this book is fake! There was no invasion. But Orson Welles's radio show was so realistic that a fair number of people DID believe there was. Gail Jarrow tells the story of how Welles got his start in theater and in radio. I hadn't remembered that John Housemann w...

    Just a fantastic accounting of the War of the Worlds broadcast in October 1938 and its consequences. Jarrow has thoroughly researched her topic and includes information on all the clues that should have made it clear to listeners that this was not a real event - if they were paying att...

    Thousands of Americans believed a live realistic radio broadcast in 1938, which used a script based on the War of the Worlds book, first published in 1898 and again in 1906. People thought Martians had invaded, killed, and were conquering the country. Author presents true historical in...

    It's the little things-- the fact that Orson Welles could put on such a good show and Housman was such a good finangler that he was able to finance and organize the one hour CBS weekly broadcast to allow Welles to use his awesome acting skills combined to create an unforgettable and no...

    This book was so interesting. If you're interested in "fake news" or not, I think you'll find something to be fascinated by in this book. It looks at the War of the Worlds broadcast of 1938 and the widespread panic that followed--or did it? It examines how stories become part of our co...

    Such a great book about the lead up to, night of, and aftermath of the radio broadcast of War of the Worlds retold by Orson Welles and his team. Such a fun book that used photos, scans, and recreations of messages. This book goes over the history and life of Orson Welles and his collea...