A Fairy Tale by Tony Ross

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An atmospheric and evocative original take on the concept of what a fairy tale is, set in early 20th-century England

Do fairies really exist? Bessie doesn't think so. But then she meets the mysterious Mrs. Leaf and so begins a lifelong friendship. As time passes Bessie starts to wonder if she might have been wrong about fairies, after all.


About Tony Ross

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Tony Ross is the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Centipede's 100 Shoes, I Don't Want to Go to Bed!, Stone Soup, Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and Wash Your Hands!, among others. He has received numerous awards, including the German Children's Book Prize and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize, and has been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Published October 1, 2012 by Andersen Press. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It was difficult for Bessie to work out if Mrs Leaf actually believed in fairies, but it seemed strange that as Bessie got older, Mrs Leaf seemed to get younger.

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