The Fairy Ring; or, Elsie and Frances Fool the World.

By Mary Losure. illus. Candlewick, $16.99 (9780763656706). Gr. 5–8.


In 1917, two teenagers faked photographs of fairies using paper illustrations. Their innocent ruse went international, receiving validation by experts and belief by the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle. An unbelievable true story about the magic of true friendship. (Top of the List winner—Youth Nonfiction.)




Awards Won

Title Year
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)