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 Loch Ness uncovered : media, misinformation, and the greatest monster hoax of all time
 Author: Siegel, Rebecca

 Publisher:  Astra Young Readers (2024)

 Dewey: 001.944
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 192 p., ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 817091 ISBN: 9781662620232
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Loch Ness monster
 Legends -- Scotland
 Monsters -- Scotland
 Hoaxes -- Scotland -- History
 Fake news -- Scotland -- History

Price: $23.98

An extensively researched, myth-busting account of the world's most famous monster hoax--the Loch Ness Monster--and a cautionary tale on the dangers of misinformation.

   School Library Journal (00/04/24)
   Booklist (02/01/24)

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School Library Journal - 04/01/2024 Gr 5 Up—The belief in the Loch Ness Monster is often linked to other cryptid encounters and supernatural beliefs that date back many years. However, according to this book, the appearance of the Loch Ness Monster is a relatively new phenomenon. In 1934, a man snapped a grainy photograph of a water creature. The subsequent media frenzy was a meticulously constructed news story that has been sustained by a collection of tricks and pranks perpetrated by popular experts, and published by newspapers more interested in sensational stories than factual news. The perspective of this title differs from others in that it does not focus on the validity of the monster's existence. Rather, it explores in great detail the methods and reasons this hoax was created and perpetuated. As Siegel pulls at each string of the mythology surrounding the Loch Ness Monster, she provides clear analysis of why this myth became a world fascination and still draws countless spectators to the region. Typical readers of the unexplained may be disappointed at this book's perspective, but those who want to be challenged to think critically about misinformation, fake news, and biases will find this a thoughtful and appealing read. VERDICT Tweens will enjoy the fresh approach to the Loch Ness Monster phenomenon; instructors seeking engaging, unconventional books on the topic of fake news will find this an excellent fit.—Patricia Feriano - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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