This picture book explores the 1835 Moon Hoax through the eyes of a fictional but historically plausible newsboy in New York City. Briefly, the Moon Hoax was perpetrated by a reporter at the New York Sun, and for a week in August captured the imagination of the whole city. Unlike Welless War of The Worlds, this was an entirely fanciful, innocent hoax, with no threat of invasion or violence or any public hysteria. It did, however, have the effect of briefly improving the lives of a relatively new group of workersnewsboys. ...

The Great Moon Hoax 2011, Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780761351108