Editors of YES Mag

Scientists are smart people, trained to be skeptical and to test their hypotheses. But sometime hoaxes, fakes and mistakes rock their world. Hoaxed! uncovers and explains 17 brilliantly bogus stories from the history of science. You'll find usual suspects such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, as well as some lesser known but fascinating stories: phony ancient bones, a “lost” tribe who weren't what they seemed, a UFO crash landing and many more. The combination of far-out facts, archival photos and comical illustrations keeps science interesting for youngsters. Hoaxed! is a sure way to promote a high level of science literacy, keep kids questioning their world and get their hoax antennae twitching.
Hoaxes include:
• Crop circles made by a couple of British hoaxers that ended up creating a cultural phenomenon
• Cold fusion, the scientific “discovery” that promised humanity cheap, clean fuel forever
• A fake “Stone Age” tribe in the Philippines that caused a global media frenzy

978-1-55453-206-3 | Sep 1, 2009
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $17.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 48 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12
978-1-55453-207-0 | Sep 1, 2009
List Price: USD $8.95, CAD $8.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 11 48 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

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Awards & Reviews

“Once again the editors of YES Magazine have put together an enticing collection of science puzzles.”
— Kirkus Reviews, August 2009
“From early medieval accounts of dragon sightings to modern claims of missing links and crop circles, past hoaxes provide just the fodder to make educated skeptics out of young readers.”
— Booklist, August 2009
2011 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2010 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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