Straightforward elegant and sympathetic Ms Losure tells the story as each of the two girls saw it but this exercise in imagination is based entirely on first hand sources and illustrated with high definition prints of the notorious photographsThe Newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society of LondonTold with a fairy tale s sense of magic the book at times feels like historical fiction and other times like biography with actual letters and photographs to supplement the narrativeStar TribuneThe enchanting true story of a girl who saw fairies
another with a gift art who concocted a story to stay out of trouble and ended p fooling the worldFrances 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 ps stop teasing The girls promised each other they would never ever tell that the photos werent 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 Sherlock Holmes believed 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 npublished drawings and from the familys archives A delight for everyone with a fondness for fairies and for anyone has ever started something that spun out of controlBack matter includes source notes a bibliography and an inde. .And Another With A Gift
L thoroughly enjoy this account of how two girls fooled the worldSchool Library Journal starred review Losures first book for children details the events that led the girls to their fame and adds the personal recollections of those involved from their own later writings Accompanied by the famous photos the story is written in an accessible narrative style that includes the attitudes of the time and explains historical items like the se of hatpins and how cameras of the period worked An intriguing glimpse into a photo doctoring scandal well before the advent of PhotoshopPublishers WeeklyThe remarkable true story of A FAIRY HOAX SUCCESSFULLY PERPETRATED BY fairy hoax successfully perpetrated by young girls in the early s offers a fascinating examination of human natureKirkus ReviewsThough nonfiction this well paced book is presented in narrative form with imagined dialogue The original Cottingley fairy photographs some of Elsies previously npublished drawings letters and images from family archives round out the book Despite the years that have passed since the sensation the pictures caused and the truth coming out the whimsical story of two young girls who were tired of being teased remains compellingVOYALosure explores this historical event in a narrative that reads like a novel keeping the focus tightly on the experience of young cousins Elsie and especially Frances as they
move from an in family bit of mischief to justify outdoor play to a claimfrom an in family bit of mischief to justify outdoor play to a claim they must increasingly invest in as the stakes become higher and higherBulletin of the Center for Children s BooksA remarkably good account of the Cottingley fairies In a style that ,
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book s creamy pages and art nouveau lettering The Fairy Ring is ass creamy pages and art nouveau lettering The Fairy Ring is as to hold as it is captivating to readThe Wall Street JournalThe 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 EnglandLosure has written an engaging account of the affair focusing sympathetically on the two young Frances Griffiths AND WRIGHT LOSURE PROVIDES A STRAIGHTFORWARD NARRATIVE THAT Elsie Wright Losure provides a straightforward narrative that young readers a sense of the girls different personalities the girls daily life in WWI Yorkshire and the type of small events that may well have provoked them to stage the photographsThe Horn Book starred review Losures elegant and charmingly formal prose makes palpable the girls loss of control as their fame spirals ever wider The photos themselves are included and like the astonishing true story they are simultaneously silly and hauntingBooklist starred review The book does a lovely job of portraying the youngsters in a well rounded way Losure does not shy away from clearly stating that they lied but also takes time to demonstrate their motivations behind creating and sustaining the hoax The inclusion of the actual photographs and correspondences between the two girls and the two men who wished to prove to the world that fairies exist add depth and reality to the story This is well written nonfiction that reads like a novel former fans and secret believers of fairy stories wil.