ACHUKA Book of the Day 20 Jun 2022
“A haunting, lyrical, original tale that leans into the magic and mystery of the Emerald Isle.”
“Delicately worked watercolors by Marks (Daring Dozen) capture the dance of land and sea: frothy waves, shrouds of mist, and, with just a hint of menace, the icy, wraith-like fairies themselves. ” Publishers Weekly
“There was a girl in Ireland. Eily was her name. She lived with her father the Fog Catcher in a little cottage three fields from the sea.”
Isn’t that a marvellous opening? An original story with the atmosphere of a traditional tale beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks.
A daughter embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her father in this beautiful, eerie, and timeless original folktale. Eily and her father live in Ireland, three fields from the sea, within sight of the enchanted isle of Lisnashee. The fairy folk who live there cause mischief and harm to any who trespass, but once a year at Midsummer, Eily’s father, the Fog Catcher, rows out to collect magic from the fog around the island. His sole protection is a charm tucked in his pocket, and when Eily finds the lost charm in a hedgerow after he departs, she knows at once what she must do. Haunting watercolour paintings evoke the beauty of the Irish coastline in an imaginative coming-of-age tale about honouring the past and taking courage with an open heart.
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