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

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Hardback 40 Pages / Published: 01/05/2018
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In 1917, in Cottingley, England, a girl named Elsie took a picture of her younger cousin, Frances. Also in the photo was a group of fairies, fairies that the girls insisted were real. Through a remarkable set of circumstances, that photograph and the ones that followed came to be widely believed as evidence of real fairies. It was not until 1983 that the girls, then late in life, confessed that the Cottingley Fairies were a hoax. Their take is an extraordinary slice of history, from a time when anything in a photograph was assumed to be fact and it was possible to trick an eager public into believing something magical. Exquisitely illustrated with art and the original fairy photographs.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780544699489
Number of pages: 40
Dimensions: 210 x 150 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A fascinating introduction to one of the greatest hoaxes of all time, deftly pitched to elementary-age children."--Kirkus

"This recounting of a fanciful, enchanting fraud will leave younger children guessing until the end, and many more readers will embrace the suspension of disbelief."--Publishers Weekly

"Nobleman's text is a rich overview of this bizarre historical controversy; he deftly navigates topics [...] without ever weighing down the central narrative."--School Library Journal

"With a crisp and engaging style, Nobleman relates this fascinating story, providing ample context for readers by presenting information about the attitudes and conditions of early-twentieth-century England."--Horn Book Magazine

"Part accidental trickster tale, part unforgettable fairy tale, all true, this will have kids reaching for cameras of their own in no time."--Booklist

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