Junior Library Guild Selection – Fake News

Junior Library Guild selection - The Nantucket Sea Monster | MimsHouse.com We are thrilled that THE NANTUCKET SEA MONSTER: A Fake News Story is a December selection for the Junior Library Guild.


In August, 1937 newspapers across the nation reported that a sea monster had been sighted off Nantucket Island. It was actually a balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and the whole thing was a publicity stunt. Amazingly, the newspapermen knew it was fake, and yet went along with it.
The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story | MimsHouse.com

To celebrate the December JLG release, Darcy Pattison has been interviewed on a couple blogs.

  • The Children’s Book Council asked Darcy to write about 3 questions she wished people would ask her. Did you know that there’s an “Easter egg” hidden in the story?
  • Picture Book Builders blog features authors talking about how they write picture books. Darcy talks about the importance of patience and waiting until the right moment for a story.
  • For more, this article has links to copies of the historical newspaper archives and digital photos of the event.
  • Listen to an audio sample here.

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