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 Crash from outer space : unraveling the mystery of flying saucers, alien beings, and Roswell
 Author: Fleming, Candace

 Publisher:  Scholastic Focus (2022)

 Dewey: 001.942
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 272 p., ill., maps, 21 cm

 BTSB No: 341119 ISBN: 9781338829464
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Unidentified flying objects -- New Mexico -- Roswell
 Roswell Incident, Roswell, N.M., 1947
 Conspiracy theories -- United States

Price: $23.98

In 1947, during the early years of the Cold War, a field in Roswell, New Mexico was disturbed by a strange crash and smattering debris. Some say the bodies of extraterrestrial beings were strewn across the ground, that a UFO had crashed there, and that the government was covering up the evidence in a massive conspiracy. But what really happened at Roswell?

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.70
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 517978

   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/22)
   Booklist (+) (09/15/22)
 The Hornbook (00/11/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2022 *Starred Review* Following recent high-profile government reports, UFOs are back in the spotlight—more legitimately now than ever before—and accomplished researcher Fleming has done us all a favor by untangling the last 75 years of ufology spawned by the so-called Roswell incident and its alleged crashed spaceship. The text moves chronologically from the 1940s to the present, organizing a complex time line of accounts from a gallery of scientists, soldiers, countryfolk, con men, and other historical characters. Readers will hear about the testimonies that started it all, along with the government response and decades of public investigation, speculation, and fabrication that followed. The undeniable thrill of possibility—along with Fleming’s quick, clean-cut prose—adds jet fuel to the proceedings, and the need for answers will drive readers all the way, through the disappointment of revelation, to the very last word. The answers that do come bring a largely satisfying conclusion to the story that fills most of these pages, but thankfully it ends with lingering mysteries and questions—and with them, of course, excitement. In an era defined by dangerous misinformation, this historical account makes a strong case for the value of critical thinking amid the threat of human chicanery. An exhilarating read, a useful classroom resource, and ultimately an illuminating look at human nature and the modern fascination with UFOs. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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