The Fairy Ring

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The Fairy Ring
Written by Mary Losure
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763656704
ISBN-13: 9780763656706
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The Fairy Ring
Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World

author: Mary Losure

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this enthralling true story as a fanciful narrative featuring the original Cottingley fairy photos and previously unpublished drawings and images from the family’s archives.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.
Back matter includes source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

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.
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763656704 /  9780763656706
on sale date:
03/2012
type/format:
Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
192 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; History; Photography; Girls & Women;
author’s comments:
Mary Losure has worked as a field botanist's assistant, family farmer, and staff reporter for Minnesota Public Radio. A longtime contributor to National Public Radio, she co-founded the independent production company Round Earth Media. The Fairy Ring is her first book for children. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
 
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