The Fog Catcher's Daughter

by Marianne McShane, illustrated by Alan Marks, is a gorgeously rendered story infused with Irish folklore and culture. Eily lives on the Irish coast with her parents near an enchanted island where fairies, also known as the Good Folk, live. Every year, her father must make a dangerous journey by sea to the island to gather the magical mist and bring it home to help grow herbs used for healing and protection--hence the name “fog catcher”. When one such journey goes terribly wrong, Eily must summon the courage to rescue her father herself. The story’s fairytale magic and drama are brought beautifully to life by Marks’s swirling watercolor illustrations.