Emily Settle at Feiwel & Friends has acquired The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh (Rebel Seoul), a YA fantasy pitched as a feminist retelling of the Korean folktale The Tale of Shim Cheong, with echoes of Miyazaki. In a town where every year a girl is sacrificed to the sea to stop torrential rains, one brave teen girl dives in herself to protect a loved one and discovers a spirit kingdom in need of saving. Publication is planned for winter 2022; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.
Out Winter/Spring 2022
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