The Fairy Ring

Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World

Losure, Mary

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Fairy Ring
The enchanting true story of a girl who saw fairies, and another with a gift for art, who concocted a story to stay out of trouble and ended up fooling the world. Frances was nine when she first saw the fairies. They were tiny men, dressed all in green. Nobody but Frances saw them, so her cousin Elsie painted paper fairies and took photographs of them "dancing" around Frances to make the grown-ups stop teasing. The girls promised each other they would never, ever tell that the photos weren't real. But how were Frances and Elsie supposed to know that their photographs would fall into the hands of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? And who would have dreamed that the man who created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes believed ardently in fairies-- and wanted very much to see one? Mary Losure presents this enthralling true story as a fanciful narrative featuring the original Cottingley fairy photos and previously unpublished drawings and images from the family's archives. A delight for everyone with a fondness for fairies, and for anyone who has ever started something that spun out of control.

Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0763656704
Branch Call Number: J398.45 D772L 2012
Characteristics: 184 p. : ill. ; 19 cm


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May 25, 2013

This book is an enjoyable title about how two young girls who played the trick of a lifetime. A narrative nonfiction title suitable for Common Core.

Dec 18, 2012

This enjoyable book is about two cousins who were able to convince many people including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that fairies actually existed. This myth lasted for many years before the actual truth was told.Reviewed by BPL staff. GV


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Jun 01, 2012
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