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The Nantucket Sea Monster | NCTE Notable Children's Book
The Nantucket Sea Monster | NCTE Notable Children's Book
The Nantucket Sea Monster | NCTE Notable Children's Book
The Nantucket Sea Monster | NCTE Notable Children's Book
The Nantucket Sea Monster | NCTE Notable Children's Book
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The Nantucket Sea Monster | NCTE Notable Children's Book

by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Peter Willis
32pp, 8.5" x 8.5", AD760L

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A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
NCTE Notable Children's Book in Language Arts.

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 story book is a perfect tool to discuss non-political fake news stories. Back matter discusses the freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Quotes from Thomas Jefferson make it clear that fake news has always been one of the costs of a free press. A Timeline lists actual events in the order they occurred. A vocabulary list defines relevant words.


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