The Night the Martians Landed: Just the Facts (Plus the Rumors) About Invaders from Mars
On the night before Halloween, 1938, that's what people all over the country heard coming over their radios -- an announcement that a glowing yellow spacecraft had crashed in New Jersey. When the announcer went on to describe an alien covered in tentacles that came wiggling out of it, the entire country panicked!
What most Americans didn't know was that this emergency broadcast wasn't real -- it was a radio play, performed by actors, based on the H. G. Wells science-fiction novel The War of the Worlds. Aliens hadn't landed in New Jersey that night. There was no spacecraft.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sarah.Lew - LibraryThing
Krull takes her readers back in time with this hysterical account of what happened on October 30, 1938. This is a great read for anyone interested in history or even aliens. The book is appropriate for grades three and up. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chretaylor - LibraryThing
This is a funny story and outline of what went on the night the martians landed. It would be a good book for students interested in history, and science fiction to read. It has side note inside of facts and details that were happening the night of. Read full review