Synopsis: In 1917, by a stream in England, 16-year-old Elsie took a picture for the first time. It showed her 9-year-old cousin Frances…and a group of fairies they insisted were real. It became one of the most reproduced photographs in history…and hid a secret that Frances and Elsie revealed only in old age. This true story is both magical and mysterious, whether or not you believe in fairies.
Themes: belief, loyalty, focusing on the positive, fake news/verifying what you read
Notability: Junior Library Guild Selection; “Crisp…engaging…fascinating”—Horn Book
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