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The fairies : photographic evidence of the existence of another world
Scalora, Suza.
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Publication Information:
New York : Joanna Cotler Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
41 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
After mysteriously receiving a copy of an old manuscript, an archeologist sets off around the world to photograph and document the existence of a variety of fairies.

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An archeologist, a woman of science and logic, always believed fairies were the stuff of storybooks. That was before she made the discovery of a lifetime. After learning the secrets behind locating and luring these magical creatures out from hiding, she vows to travel all over the world photographing every fairy she can find. This remarkable book is the result of her quest, the first set of fairy photographs the world has ever seen. Join our archeologist as she travels to remote parts of the globe in search of her mysterious subjects. Read about the details of her journey as she documents the events of each fairy discovery and see for yourself her results--amazing, dazzling photographs straight from another world. Images of these creatures, vibrant and luminous, are captured and catalogued, each one more astonishing than the next. There is no greater proof--fairies are real. 2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

See Ilene Cooper's boxed review under Larkspur, Penelope, on p.520.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-This glossy book presents startlingly clear, vibrant color photos of "fairies." Each slick, stylized picture has a pseudoscientific description on the opposite page, including the common name of each creature, sighting date, location, peak sighting season, history, lure, and notes. For example, readers learn that Ariel, the Crimson Sky Fairy or Evening Dream Fairy, "comes from a large class of air fairies that inhabit different parts of the sky and land" and can be lured by "Fireflies released into the wind." There is no story here, but Scalora's introduction offers a rather convincing explanation of her fascination with elusive creatures and how she came to create this book. Some of the photographs are charming; others are eerie or frightening. One has to admire the technique and effort, but in the end, the package is nothing but a clever gimmick. The illustrations are stunning, but this is coffee-table fare and much too sophisticated for children.-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.