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The Great Moon Hoax [PDF / Epub] ☂ The Great Moon Hoax Author Stephen Krensky – New Telescope Sees All Amazing Secrets to Be RevealedSo the headlines read in the New York Sun one day in the summer of 1835For a week straight the newspaper printed stories and pictures of the discov New Telescope Sees All Amazing Secrets to Be RevealedSo the headlines read in the New York Sun one day in the summer of For a week straight the newspaper printed stories and pictures of the discoveries made using a new telescope in far off AfricaAnd on the streets of New York City hundreds of newsboys shouted the headlines at the top of their lungs Heavens Filled with Buffalo Moon Beavers Man Bats We Are Not AloneEvery day newsboys Jake and Charlie sold their stacks of The Great PDF/EPUB ² newspapers uickly The good business paid off for them they could even afford a room at a boarding house As they jingled the coins in their pockets they wondered about what they were readingWould the man bats fly to Earth Would a moon ship carry treasure hunters into the sky And would their good fortune last.

10 thoughts on “The Great Moon Hoax

  1. Melissa Melissa says:

    This grew on me I can imagine older children being fascinated with the descriptions of life on the moon feeling smart because they know they're not true I can totally see this in the classroom as a jumping off place for lots of discussions child labor literacy education journalistic accuracy identifying reliable news sources

  2. Anna W. Anna W. says:

    For twenty to thirty somethings who were fans of the play or movie version of Newsies this book is for you or your children While the illustrations are not in my opinion the most eye catching on many pages the story itself is interesting Two boys Jake and Charlie are newsboys for the New York Sun during the 1830's when a ruse was made up about Sir john Herschel the famous astronomer In order to sell papers the publication made up facts about a new telescope Herschel created and with which saw all sorts of things on the moonAll false of course Definitely an interesting story and I wish the book was creative or attention grabbing; not a bad read though all things considered

  3. Anne Carter Anne Carter says:

    A fabulous bit of history from 1835 a newspaper hoax relevant today as we consider 'false news' Creatively conceived told by two homeless boys who sell newspapers and love the stories about the moon

  4. RWaggoner RWaggoner says:

    Historical fiction about the real New York Sun hoax Illustration and text lacked detail to me

  5. Heidi Heidi says:

    Jake and Charlie sell newspapers Based on how well they do each day they chose a place to sleep varying from alleyways to boarding houses Often the headlines determine how well the newspapers sell When the paper starts printing stories about a telescope that allows the moon to be seen the boys start doing really well Each day the newspaper carried an article about the fantastic things that were being seen on the moon But could Jake's and Charlie's good fortune last?I find this book very unusual first because of the idea that such stories were believed and second the strangeness of the stories being told The illustrations are rather strange in and of themselves which I think matches the strangeness of the stories the newspaper printed Unfortunately I don't think the illustrations will appeal to many children although children's tastes can be very surprising The strength of this book though is the idea it presents of telling lies to make money This fits in perfectly with teaching children about media literacy and learning to uestion what one reads The illustrations could very easily turn into a discussion of what illustrations are designed to do and the abstractness of art These themes would lead me to use this book with older students I think it might confuse younger children

  6. Eva Leger Eva Leger says:

    I wasn't real impressed with this The best and interesting part of the story was the end when I learned that this is based on real past events I didn't like the illustrations and I felt at least at times that Charlie and Jake acted a lot younger than portrayed It's also somewhat hard to follow not only for kids but possibly adults There are pauses unnatural hesitations that took me away from the story The paperboys shouts mostly but that's enough because there are many Or what felt like many The last page is the Author's Note which tells how in 1835 the newspaper took the name of a real astronomer and some true details about his life and lied about him having a powerful new telescope with which he saw many many crazy and false things Most people apparently thought the editor a Richard Adams Locke was the author but neither he nor the paper ever admitted their parts Still the lies must not have had much negative effect on the paper since it didn't cease publication until 1950 HmmmmmSo basically the real version of events is fairly interesting IMO and the fictional children's story falls flat

  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    Based on a true story this book uncovers both how similar things in the past were to the present and how different I loved that this book captured a lot of the details of the original hoax and that the tone of the moment was really portrayed well Though I would say that the book could have happened over a broad time range pretty much any time between 1833 and 1933 The idea of doing a children's book about this hoax and the newsies that made it so big is a good one but the execution leaves a little to be desired First of all this is clearly a book for older kids but leaves out additional information that older kids would want to know Second the ending is rather abrupt and anti climatic even though the facts show that it actually was uite dramatic I think if the boys had been uestioning through out the text or had been determined it was true the ending might have had drama Overall I think it is a decent addition to historical picture books for older kids but not a reuired purchase for smaller libraries

  8. Karyn The Pirate Karyn The Pirate says:

    Buffalos on the moon? Volcanos erupting into vast oceans? In 1835 the New York Sun reported sightings of just such things Charlie and Jake were delighted As newsboys selling the Sun was their only way of filling their pockets and filling their bellies How well they did selling newspapers would determine if they slept on crates or in beds that night So when the Sun reported herds of small animals much like bison roaming on the Moon's surfaceand strange creatures rolling along the Moon's beaches Charlie and Jake knew they were going to be eating and sleeping well Follow Charlie and Jake through this exciting time as and astonishing sightings are reported in The Great Moon HoaxI enjoyed reading this book but really enjoyed the artwork that went into the pictures in the book Their whimsicalness went along well with the idea of moon beaver and bison

  9. Jay Bushara Jay Bushara says:

    In 1835 The Sun began publishing a series of articles about the discoveries of an astronomer based eight thousand miles away in South Africa who was allegedly training his super powered telescope on the surface of the moon and finding bluish bearded bison upright walking beavers diaphanous man bats and an “euitriangular temple built of polished sapphires” The story is further related by two orphan paperboys who shout themselves hoarse in the streets every morning and make a killing – well thirty three cents – till the news is revealed as pure fiction Was it worth it? The Sun continued to publish for another hundred or so years the boys remain unjaded – “It was fun to think about” says one “and I can still do that It’s really all about the words Even if they’re not uite true they can make us see amazing things” – and her for 13 bucks is story you can keep telling when newspapers no longer exist

  10. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance says:

    Two young newsboys depend on their day to day survival by selling newspapers The two boys are overjoyed when the paper they sell The Sun begins a new series on startling discoveries on the moon Day after day the paper reveals new discoveries including moon beavers lakes of death and serene flying creatures Then it is learned that the stories are a hoax This story is based on true events and that added an air of authenticity to the piece It was a new story to me; I liked that The illustrations were made of paper and that was interesting “On Wednesday the second article appeared It described animals on the moon’s surface There were herds of brown uadrupeds like small bison but with a hairy veil that crossed ‘the whole breadth of the forehead and united to the ears’”

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