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The Fairy Ring

By Mary Losure

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this enthralling true story as a fanciful narrative featuring the original Cottingley fairy photos and previously unpublished drawings and images from the family’s archives.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

  • An amazing true story for fans of fairies and fairy lore.
  • Interesting connection to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes; anyone who has seen and enjoyed the Disney movie, Fairy Tale, starring Peter O'Toole and Harvey Keitel, will enjoy reading the true tale of the girls behind the Cottingley fairies hoax.
  • Includes not only the original five Cottingley fairy photos but many previously unpublished drawings and images from the family's archives.

About the author

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.

ISBN: 9780763656706
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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