The Cottingley Fairies
Children Fiction: Fantasy, Fairytales, Folklore ~ Ana Sender
Elsie and Frances feel sad for adults who simply can’t see the magic in the forests around them. If only they could see what we see.
In 1918, Elsie Wright and her cousin Frances Griffith photographed fairies in their garden, in the small village of Cottingley (Yorkshire). Without expecting it, many people paid attention—including renowned writer and spiritualist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is the story, narrated by Elsie herself, of the true events that led to the Cottingley Fairies becoming a international phenomenon.