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The Nantucket sea monster : a fake news story

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Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper? Early in August 1937, a news flash came: a sea monster had been spotted lurking off the shore of Nantucket Island. Historically, the Massachusetts island had served as port for whaling ships. Eyewitnesses swore this wasn't a whale, but some new, fearsome creature. As eyewitness account piled up, newspaper stories of the sea monster spread quickly. Across the nation, people shivered in fear. Then, footprints were found on a Nantucket beach. Photographs were sent to prominent biologists for their opinion. Discussion swirled about raising a hunting party. On August 18, news spread across the island: the sea monster had been captured. Islanders ran to the beach and couldn't believe their eyes. This nonfiction picture book is a perfect tool to discuss non-political fake news stories.

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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda JP PAT (Text)
Children's Picture Books
52114300181084
Available
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Geneva Public Library j363.31 P (Text)
Ground Floor Children's Nonfiction
52118300812192
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Gorham Free Library J PIC PATTISON (Text)
Juvenile Picture Books
52119300167769
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Mount Morris Library J 001.94 Pat (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
52123300237143
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Sodus Community Library J 001.944 PAT (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
52148300473950
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