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The fairy ring, or, Elsie and Frances fool the world

Author: Mary Losure
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Relates the true 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.
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Genre/Form: Fairy tales
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Elsie Wright; Frances Griffiths; Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir; Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir; Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Losure
ISBN: 9780763656706 0763656704
OCLC Number: 744286065
Awards: Booklist Editors' Choice Top of the List (2012); Booklist Editors' Choice Books for Youth (2012); Horn Book Fanfare List (2012); School Library Journal Starred Review (May 2012); Booklist Starred Review (1 March 2012); "A Junior Library Guild Selection"--Inside front dust-jacket.
Target Audience: Middle School.; 940
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Part one: Frances's fairies (Cottingley, Yorkshire, England --
The waterfall --
Little men --
Black box --
One glass plate --
Enter the gnome --
Frances says good-bye to Cottingley) --
Part two: Elsie (A letter from London --
The fairy machine --
Mr. Gardner receives a package --
Mr. Gardner persists --
Spider girl --
Sincerely yours, Elsie Wright --
The investigation) --
Part three: Frances and Elsie (Frances comes for a visit --
An epoch-making event --
The fairy bower --
The Glen was swarming --
A gentle see-through fade-out --
Fairy grandmothers --
Gorgeous and precious Fairyland places) --
Acknowledgments --
Source notes --
Image credits --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Elsie and Frances fool the world
Responsibility: Mary Losure.

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Relates the true 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.

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