The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World

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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.

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Long the spritely subject of myth and folklore, it seems that even today fairies are alive and well, flitting about on the fringes of what we consider reality. Suza Scalora collects the evidence in The Fairies: Photographic Evidence of the Existence of Another World, presenting color-drenched photographs of fairies captured by her stealthy lens. After seeing her first fairy, "a small green creature with delicate yellow wings that sparkled in the sun," she went on a mission: "I set out across the world to catalog and photograph every fairy I could find." Indeed, each ethereal being is carefully classified by its common name, other names, sighting date and location, and history. For fellow fairy fanciers, peak sighting seasons and lures are also provided (pencils attract Eugenie, the Emerald Forest Fairy, while black volcanic sand is required for Ophelia, the Pearl-White Fairy). Whether you're a believer or not, the prints are truly beautiful, and Scalora's passionate, detailed descriptions will at least make you want to consider the possibility that these diminutive creatures exist. Fairy aficionados will also want to check out Brian Froud's much acclaimed Faeries and its lovely sequel, Good Faeries, Bad Faeries. --Brangien Davis

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Suza Scalora has been fascinated by fairy lore for as long as she can remember. She began her research while working in New York City as a commercial photographer. When the opportunity presented itself, Ms. Scalora set out to discover and capture images of the fairy world. In what became a yearlong expedition of epic -- and at times perilous -- proportions, she was finally able to prove something that she has known all along: Fairies are real.

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