In this prequel to the award-winning Elatsoe, readers delve into the childhood of Elatsoe’s grandmother, Shane, as she deals with the loss of her father and her grandparents. Shane buries her grief by helping others, so despite her family’s financial struggle following the destruction of their home in a catastrophic flood, Shane and her mother use their ghost dogs to locate missing persons. But then Shane’s mother and a local boy vanish. It’s probably related to their strange interaction with a fairy ring, which means they might’ve been transported to a different world—or a different time. Determined to find them, Shane teams up with her brother, her friends, and her not-so-trustworthy grandparent.