The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story for Kids

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  • A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
  • 2018 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH – NOTABLE CHILDREN’S BOOK IN LANGUAGE ARTS
  • KOREAN TRANSLATION

Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper?
Read this true story of a fake news for kids story. It’s non-political and perfect for discussion in 3rd and 4th grades, or adding to lessons on fake websites. Grab your copy today!

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A Non-Political True Fake-News Story for Kids!

  • A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
  • 2018 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH – NOTABLE CHILDREN’S BOOK IN LANGUAGE ARTS
  • Translated into Korean

LINKS TO LESSON PLANS – 2018 ELECTION AND THE FAKE NEWS PROBLEM

Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper?

Fake News for Kids: Non-Political Story to Spark Discussions with Kids

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 about fake news for kids 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.

Historical Photos

A Sea Monster | Bill Manville Says He Saw One Off Nantucket. Insists He was Not Dreaming. Hopes I Appears Again to Verify His Story.
This is a facsimile of the original newspaper article


This shows the sea monster n the water. | MimsHouse.com
This shows the sea monster n the water. | MimsHouse.com



Tony Sarg and spectators pose in front of the sea monster's mouth. | MimsHouse.com
Tony Sarg and spectators pose in front of the sea monster’s mouth.

The Nantucket Sea Monster Balloon Flies in the 1937 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade | MimsHouse.com
The Nantucket Sea Monster Balloon Flies in the 1937 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade | MimsHouse.com (Click to enlarge.)


Video Interview with Author Darcy Pattison



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