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The fairy ring, or, Elsie and Frances fool the world / Mary Losure.

Losure, Mary. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780763656706
  • ISBN: 0763656704
  • Description: 184 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.

Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

1 current hold with 11 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction YA BF 1552 L67 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Shute Memorial Children's Nonfiction j398.45/Losure (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester YA Nonficton YA 398.45/Losure (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynn Children's Nonfiction j398.45/Losure (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Children's Nonfiction Children's Biography / GRIFFITH (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Teen Nonfiction Y 398.45 LOSURE 2012 (Text to Phone) Checked out 05/15/2016
Melrose Children's Nonfiction J 398.4 Losure (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Children's Nonfiction Child/Biog./BF 1552 .L67 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Saugus Children's Nonfiction JUV 398.45 Losure (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Children's Nonfiction Children's 398.45 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-180) and index.
Contents Note: Part one: Frances's fairies (Cottingley, Yorkshire, England -- The waterfall -- Little men -- Black box -- One glass plate -- Enter the gnome -- Frances says good-bye to Cottingley) -- Part two: Elsie (A letter from London -- The fairy machine -- Mr. Gardner receives a package -- Mr. Gardner persists -- Spider girl -- Sincerely yours, Elsie Wright -- The investigation) -- Part three: Frances and Elsie (Frances comes for a visit -- An epoch-making event -- The fairy bower -- The Glen was swarming -- A gentle see-through fade-out -- Fairy grandmothers -- Gorgeous and precious Fairyland places) -- Acknowledgments -- Source notes -- Image credits -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Relates the true story of two early-twentieth-century cousins who believed they saw real fairies, created photographs using paper cutouts when they were teased by adult family members, and inadvertently drew the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a fellow believer.
Awards Note: Booklist Editors' Choice Top of the List (2012); Booklist Editors' Choice Books for Youth (2012); Horn Book Fanfare List (2012); School Library Journal Starred Review (May 2012); Booklist Starred Review (1 March 2012); "A Junior Library Guild Selection"--Inside front dust-jacket.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Elsie and Frances fool the world

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