Thursday, April 19, 2012
A True Fairy Story
The Fairy Ring or Elsie and Frances Fool the World (a true story)
by Mary Losure
In the 1900s, Elsie and her cousin Frances photographed fairies in the beck behind their house. Adults were astonished by the photographs, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed the fairies in the photos must be real. But were they? Or were Elsie and Frances altering the photos? With references to letters, personal accounts, and containing reproductions of the fairy photographs, Mary Losure presents Elsie and Frances' story in an accurate and accessible way. For those who love fantastical fairy stories, The Fairy Ring is a fascinating introduction to non-fiction, not to mention a fun read if you love fooling adults.