Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Book Review - The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky

The Great Moon Hoax (Carolrhoda Picture Books)The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Buffalos on the moon? Volcanos erupting into vast oceans? In 1835, the New York Sun reported sightings of just such things. Charlie and Jake were delighted. As newsboys, selling the Sun was their only way of filling their pockets and filling their bellies. How well they did selling newspapers would determine if they slept on crates or in beds that night. So when the Sun reported herds of small animals much like bison roaming on the Moon's surface,and strange creatures rolling along the Moon's beaches, Charlie and Jake knew they were going to be eating and sleeping well. Follow Charlie and Jake through this exciting time as more and more astonishing sightings are reported in The Great Moon Hoax.

I enjoyed reading this book but really enjoyed the artwork that went into the pictures in the book. Their whimsicalness went along well with the idea of moon beaver and moon bison.

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