The Cottingley Fairies
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.
Whimsical pencil illustrations, rendered in simple lines, patterns, and a somber palette of grays, blues, and tans, transport the enigmatic text to the fringe of fairyland...an intriguing, enchantingly rendered real fairy tale.
Curving organic forms in softly sketched lines and gentle colors portray the girls’ encounters with impish, winged fairies.
With its appealing drawings and intriguing historical context, this (literal) fairy tale delights.
Drema Drudge, Foreword Reviews
- Society of Illustrators, Original Art, 2019