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Fairy Tale: A True Story Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Two girls convince a nation that fairies are real.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that wounded soldiers fill the train station where young Francis meets her relatives. There is some intense material (e.g. Francis's father is missing in World War I, but she clings to the belief he will return). Kids will absorb a bit of 1917 England, and meet historical figures Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.

  • Families can talk about why so many people flocked to the fairyland? What did the fairies mean to them?

The good stuff
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    Messages: The girls do apparently deceive people deliberately, but without malice.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Not an issue

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue