The Great Moon Hoaxby Stephen Krensky, Josée Bisaillon (Illustrator)
New Telescope Sees All! Amazing Secrets to Be Revealed! So the headlines read in the New York Sun one day in the summer of 1835. For a week straight, the newspaper printed stories and pictures of the discoveries made using a new telescope in far-off Africa. And on the streets of New York City, hundreds of newsboys shouted the headlines at the top of their lungs:
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Stephen Krensky briefly touches on the story of The Great Moon Hoax and the lives of the newsies. With a unique pictorial style, the story itself seems to be lacking and ends abruptly without giving enough detail of the historical events. However, the book did bring up quite a few side components which my children and I discussed such as newsies, child labor, monopolies, unions, and minimum wage. Disclaimer: A complimentary copy of the book was provided by the publisher.