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Article Title

Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real

Authors

Haley Singleton

Keywords

Outstanding, Primary, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Eliza Wheeler, Fairies, Informational, Illustrated, Cousins, Photography

Document Type

Book Review

Abstract

This short book is the story of two girls, Frances and Elsie, who were responsible for the first ever ‘real’ pictures of fairies. During their childhood, these cousins lived together and spent a lot of time out playing in a beautiful wood, with a little brook nearby. There they ‘found fairies’ and were able to eventually convince the adults to give them a camera in which they found ‘fairies’ and took photographs. The story follows how famous people, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, helped propel these photos to viral status. The story ends with Elsie admitting, many many years later, that they faked the story with paper and pins.

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