The fairy ring, or, Elsie and Frances fool the world: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World

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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this enthralling true story as a fanciful narrative featuring the original Cottingley fairy photos and previously unpublished drawings and images from the family's archives.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.
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display_description Relates the true story behind the creation of the fake photographs of fairies created by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths. Describes how these girls created the images, why they caused so many to believe they were genuine, and how Arthur Conan Doyle reacted when he saw them for the first time.
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subject_facet Doyle, Arthur Conan, -- 1859-1930 -- Knowledge -- Spiritualism -- Juvenile literature, Doyle, Arthur Conan, -- Sir, -- 1859-1930 -- Knowledge -- Spiritualism, Fairies, Fairies -- England -- Juvenile literature, Griffiths, Frances, -- 1907-1986, Wright, Elsie, -- 1901-1988
title_display The fairy ring, or, Elsie and Frances fool the world
title_full The Fairy Ring Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World, The fairy ring, or, Elsie and Frances fool the world / Mary Losure
title_short The fairy ring, or, Elsie and Frances fool the world
title_sub Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World
topic_facet Art, Biography & Autobiography, Doyle, Arthur Conan, Fairies, Griffiths, Frances, Juvenile Nonfiction, Knowledge, Photography, Spiritualism, Wright, Elsie