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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Kathy
    Oct 04, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I'm terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This was one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2018 and I was delighted when it won a Sibert Honor Award earlier this month. Lynn and I participated in a blog tour for Spooked when it published in Sep 2018. Read our two perspectives at our Bo...

    Excellent nonfiction!!! Really well researched. I enjoyed the unfolding of the ?story?. A fullsome description of the radio play was enough to provide a feeling that was generated at the time and how it panic some of audience without giving us the whole thing. Of great interest was...

    ???/5. In 1938, a radio broadcast that adapted HG Wells?s War of the Worlds sparked nationwide upheaval. The performance was so realistic that some listeners actually believed that the US was under attack. With ties to the rise of fake news today, this book is timely and mostly...

    A very topical discussion of what we would now call fake news back in the days of radio. Orson Welles and his team didn't set out to cause such a reaction, they were just trying to produce an exciting radio drama and weren't even convinced it would be very good at that. Of course, we'v...

  • Peg
    Oct 25, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I'm terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This was one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2018 and I was delighted when it won a Sibert Honor Award earlier this month. Lynn and I participated in a blog tour for Spooked when it published in Sep 2018. Read our two perspectives at our Bo...

    Excellent nonfiction!!! Really well researched. I enjoyed the unfolding of the ?story?. A fullsome description of the radio play was enough to provide a feeling that was generated at the time and how it panic some of audience without giving us the whole thing. Of great interest was...

    ???/5. In 1938, a radio broadcast that adapted HG Wells?s War of the Worlds sparked nationwide upheaval. The performance was so realistic that some listeners actually believed that the US was under attack. With ties to the rise of fake news today, this book is timely and mostly...

    A very topical discussion of what we would now call fake news back in the days of radio. Orson Welles and his team didn't set out to cause such a reaction, they were just trying to produce an exciting radio drama and weren't even convinced it would be very good at that. Of course, we'v...

    Engaging text about the famed radio broadcast. Includes lots of good background information about the social and political situations as well as influence of radio on people?s lives. Jarrow uses lots of quotes, especially about reactions to the broadcast. There is good use of photos ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Cindy Dobrez
    Feb 03, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I'm terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This was one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2018 and I was delighted when it won a Sibert Honor Award earlier this month. Lynn and I participated in a blog tour for Spooked when it published in Sep 2018. Read our two perspectives at our Bo...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

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

  • Tammy Flanders
    Jan 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I'm terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This was one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2018 and I was delighted when it won a Sibert Honor Award earlier this month. Lynn and I participated in a blog tour for Spooked when it published in Sep 2018. Read our two perspectives at our Bo...

    Excellent nonfiction!!! Really well researched. I enjoyed the unfolding of the ?story?. A fullsome description of the radio play was enough to provide a feeling that was generated at the time and how it panic some of audience without giving us the whole thing. Of great interest was...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Anne
    Sep 14, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I'm terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This was one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2018 and I was delighted when it won a Sibert Honor Award earlier this month. Lynn and I participated in a blog tour for Spooked when it published in Sep 2018. Read our two perspectives at our Bo...

    Excellent nonfiction!!! Really well researched. I enjoyed the unfolding of the ?story?. A fullsome description of the radio play was enough to provide a feeling that was generated at the time and how it panic some of audience without giving us the whole thing. Of great interest was...

    ???/5. In 1938, a radio broadcast that adapted HG Wells?s War of the Worlds sparked nationwide upheaval. The performance was so realistic that some listeners actually believed that the US was under attack. With ties to the rise of fake news today, this book is timely and mostly...

    A very topical discussion of what we would now call fake news back in the days of radio. Orson Welles and his team didn't set out to cause such a reaction, they were just trying to produce an exciting radio drama and weren't even convinced it would be very good at that. Of course, we'v...

    Engaging text about the famed radio broadcast. Includes lots of good background information about the social and political situations as well as influence of radio on people?s lives. Jarrow uses lots of quotes, especially about reactions to the broadcast. There is good use of photos ...

    Excellent. In light of the daily barrage of Tweets coming out of the White House, this book talks about REAL "fake news", specifically about the myth of mass-hysteria after listening to the broadcast of the War of the World by Orson Wells, et al. I learned a lot and enjoyed reading thi...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • D
    Dec 31, 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I'm terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This was one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2018 and I was delighted when it won a Sibert Honor Award earlier this month. Lynn and I participated in a blog tour for Spooked when it published in Sep 2018. Read our two perspectives at our Bo...

    Excellent nonfiction!!! Really well researched. I enjoyed the unfolding of the ?story?. A fullsome description of the radio play was enough to provide a feeling that was generated at the time and how it panic some of audience without giving us the whole thing. Of great interest was...

    ???/5. In 1938, a radio broadcast that adapted HG Wells?s War of the Worlds sparked nationwide upheaval. The performance was so realistic that some listeners actually believed that the US was under attack. With ties to the rise of fake news today, this book is timely and mostly...

    A very topical discussion of what we would now call fake news back in the days of radio. Orson Welles and his team didn't set out to cause such a reaction, they were just trying to produce an exciting radio drama and weren't even convinced it would be very good at that. Of course, we'v...

    Engaging text about the famed radio broadcast. Includes lots of good background information about the social and political situations as well as influence of radio on people?s lives. Jarrow uses lots of quotes, especially about reactions to the broadcast. There is good use of photos ...

    Excellent. In light of the daily barrage of Tweets coming out of the White House, this book talks about REAL "fake news", specifically about the myth of mass-hysteria after listening to the broadcast of the War of the World by Orson Wells, et al. I learned a lot and enjoyed reading thi...

    I'm not sure about the wide-spread appeal of this one. The writing, however does a great job of conveying how this situation happened. I liked the connections made to fake news and the political climate in 1938 that led to people believing the radio broadcast. The pictures will be appe...

    A nonfiction title that offers a little history with science to address the famous War of the Worlds broadcast. While this was interesting, I am concerned that unless the reader has background information or an interest in this, they will not choose this text. While the story is inclus...

  • Tara
    Nov 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I'm terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This was one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2018 and I was delighted when it won a Sibert Honor Award earlier this month. Lynn and I participated in a blog tour for Spooked when it published in Sep 2018. Read our two perspectives at our Bo...

    Excellent nonfiction!!! Really well researched. I enjoyed the unfolding of the ?story?. A fullsome description of the radio play was enough to provide a feeling that was generated at the time and how it panic some of audience without giving us the whole thing. Of great interest was...

    ???/5. In 1938, a radio broadcast that adapted HG Wells?s War of the Worlds sparked nationwide upheaval. The performance was so realistic that some listeners actually believed that the US was under attack. With ties to the rise of fake news today, this book is timely and mostly...

    A very topical discussion of what we would now call fake news back in the days of radio. Orson Welles and his team didn't set out to cause such a reaction, they were just trying to produce an exciting radio drama and weren't even convinced it would be very good at that. Of course, we'v...

    Engaging text about the famed radio broadcast. Includes lots of good background information about the social and political situations as well as influence of radio on people?s lives. Jarrow uses lots of quotes, especially about reactions to the broadcast. There is good use of photos ...

    Excellent. In light of the daily barrage of Tweets coming out of the White House, this book talks about REAL "fake news", specifically about the myth of mass-hysteria after listening to the broadcast of the War of the World by Orson Wells, et al. I learned a lot and enjoyed reading thi...

    I'm not sure about the wide-spread appeal of this one. The writing, however does a great job of conveying how this situation happened. I liked the connections made to fake news and the political climate in 1938 that led to people believing the radio broadcast. The pictures will be appe...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • Carli
    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    I'm terrible at keeping up with Goodreads. This was one of my favorite nonfiction books of 2018 and I was delighted when it won a Sibert Honor Award earlier this month. Lynn and I participated in a blog tour for Spooked when it published in Sep 2018. Read our two perspectives at our Bo...

    Excellent nonfiction!!! Really well researched. I enjoyed the unfolding of the ?story?. A fullsome description of the radio play was enough to provide a feeling that was generated at the time and how it panic some of audience without giving us the whole thing. Of great interest was...

    ???/5. In 1938, a radio broadcast that adapted HG Wells?s War of the Worlds sparked nationwide upheaval. The performance was so realistic that some listeners actually believed that the US was under attack. With ties to the rise of fake news today, this book is timely and mostly...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...