Real Fairy Folks

Fairies explain chemistry.

June 3, 2015

Real Fairy Folks

A number of 19th century science writers used fairies to explain complex scientific concepts to children. This video re-imagines the 1887 book Real Fairy Folks or The Fairyland of Chemistry by Lucy Rider Meyer, where the plight of fairies explained chemical bonding. The video was produced in 2013 as a part of a collaboration between CHF and students in John Serpentelli’s Commercial Animation class at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.