U.S. $23.95 CAN.
was an ordinary night in October of 1938 when a news
bulletin interrupted the program of dance music on CBS Radio
with an alarming reportóaliens from the planet Mars had
invaded New Jersey!
listeners across the United States panicked, unaware that
the broadcast was really just a fictional radio play performed
by Orson Welles and a cast of actors based on the popular
science fiction novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
McCarthy hilariously uncovers the true story of the Halloween
radio prank that duped more than a million Americans. The
book uses excerpts from the actual War of the World radio
broadcast and includes information about the importance
of radios in the 1930sóbefore the age of television and
in dramatic, brightly-colored art reminiscent of the pulp
magazines and dime store novels of the time period, this
is the perfect picture book to introduce children to a fascinating
piece of American history.