Aliens Are Coming!
The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast
By Meghan Mccarthy
(Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375835186, 40pp.)
Publication Date: February 14, 2006
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It was an ordinary night in October of 1938 until a news bulletin interrupted the dance music on CBS radio–aliens were invading the United States!
Meghan McCarthy’s hilarious Aliens Are Coming! tells the true story of the Halloween radio prank that duped much of the country into believing that Martians had invaded. The book uses excerpts from the actual War of the Worlds radio broadcast and includes information about the importance of radios in the 1930s (before the time of televisions and computers) as well as facts about Orson Welles and H. G. Wells, author of the novel on which the broadcast was based.