The Fairy Ring

Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World (A True Story)

By LOSURE, Mary

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ISBN
978-0-7636-5670-6 978-0-7636-5965-3
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 4–8—Fairy Ring recounts the story of cousins Elsie Wright, 15, and Frances Griffiths, 9, who lived in Cottingley, Yorkshire, England, during World War I. The girls, using Elsie's dad's camera and painted paper cutouts, staged photographs of fairies that they claimed to see near the stream behind their house. The book does a lovely job of portraying the youngsters in a well-rounded way; Losure does not shy away fr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2012

The yearning for the supernatural and the magical to be real seems timeless. In the early years of the twentieth century it was fairies that intrigued, especially those in a handful of photographs made by two girls in England. Word of the photographs spread quickly, causing Arthur Conan Doyle and others to feel that they proved the existence of fairies once and for all. Losure has written an engaging account of the affair, focusing sympathetically on the two young photographers, Frances Griff...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Losure has written a well-researched and engaging account of what happened when Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright, two young cousins...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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