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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Losure Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is a true story about Frances, age nine, who saw fairies by the waterfall behind her house.

They were tiny men, dressed all in green. Nobody but Frances saw them, but when she told her cousin Elsie and their parents, the adults teased them in a most annoying way.

Why not take a photograph? Elsie (who was fifteen) had the idea. She would paint paper fairies and take their picture with Frances, and none would be the wiser.

The girls never meant to fool the world. They only took the photo so the grown-ups would stop teasing them. Who could have imagined that Elsie’s photograph would fall into the hands of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes? Or that Sir Arthur, like Frances, believed in fairies…and longed to see one?

In a wry feat of narrative nonfiction, reporter Mary Losure tells the remarkable tale of “two amiable adventuresses” that is almost—but not quite—too good to be true.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathyred | 2/20/2014

    " This does a very good job of explaining how 2 young girls came to perpetrate a hoax that tricked Arthur Conan Doyle, both why they did it and why ACD and others were predisposed to believe them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story of two girls who fooled the world with their faked fairy photos. Yes, they lied - big take away discussion message there, but I have to say, I was kinda rooting for them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lauren | 1/28/2014

    " I loved this book. Generally i am not into fairy books, but then i realized that this was a work of nonfiction. this really surprised me, and it gave me a different perspective on things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jama Rooney | 1/19/2014

    " Listened to the audio and looked through the book for the pictures. "

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