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Description - The Mystery of the Fool & the Vanisher by Ruth Ellwand

From the creator of FAIRIE-ALITY, an eerie tale-within-a-tale weaves stunning photographs into a thrilling, time-shifting mystery that leaves readers questioning what is real. Some say the English Downs are haunted by fairy creatures and that those who find a flint stone with a hole through it can look into the fairies' realm. It is just such a stone that leads photographer David Ellwand on a dark journey to the past, one that starts with a musty wooden chest and a nineteenth-century journal and ends with a disappearance as sudden as a vintage camera's flash. In this journal-within-a-journal, illustrated by Ellwand's exquisite photographs, lies a tale of archaeologists and fairies, human hubris and otherworldly revenge, the magic of the natural world and the mystery of the imagination."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780763620967
ISBN-10: 0763620963
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 190mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ruth Ellwand

David Ellwand, creator of the internationally renowned FAIRIE-ALITY, CINDERLILY, and many other acclaimed books, is a photographer, artist, and printmaker whose home in West Sussex, England, is located very near the mysterious happenings in this book. Ruth Ellwand, a children's publishing specialist, previously collaborated with her husband, David, on MIDAS MOUSE. She lives with him in West Sussex, England.