The Fairy Ring, Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World

The Fairy Ring, Or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World

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Relates the story of two early-twentieth-century cousins who believed they saw real fairies, created photographs using paper cutouts when they were teased by adult family members, and inadvertently drew the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a fellow believer.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780763656706
Characteristics: 184 p. : ill. ; 19 cm


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FW_librarian Jun 19, 2015

As someone who dapples in photography, it was obvious to me that these 1920s fairy pictures had been "posed" but I also understand when someone wants to believe that a photo's subject is real, to him or her, it's proof of existence. This true story proves that there are repercussions to some jokes.

BPLNextBestKids 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

eischartz thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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