Molly Knox Ostertag, the acclaimed author of The Witch Boy trilogy has a new contemporary standalone graphic novel story with a magical twist. The Girl From the Sea is about family, romance, and first love while tackling issues like anxiety and coming out with a light touch. The Young Adult graphic novel comes out on June 1st, in time for Pride Month.
As the official synopsis reads:
“Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can’t wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She’s desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends…who don’t understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan’s biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl. Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn’t seem so stifling anymore. But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they’re each trying to hide will find its way to the surface…whether Morgan is ready or not.”
Advanced Praise for THE GIRL FROM THE SEA
“Endearing and often funny…artistically and textually strong” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A hopeful coming-of-age—and coming-out—tale” —Booklist
“Sweet, fun, Sapphic fluff.” —Kirkus Reviews
Molly Knox Ostertag is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the acclaimed Witch Boy trilogy: The Witch Boy, The Hidden Witch, and The Midwinter Witch, as well as a writer for animation. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Molly was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30: Media list in 2020. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife, two cats, and a very cuddly dog. You can visit her online at mollyostertag.com.
THE GIRL FROM THE SEA by Molly Knox Ostertag
Graphix | On Sale: June 1, 2021 | Ages 12+
Hardcover: 9781338540581, $24.99 | Paperback: 9781338540574, $14.99
Also available in Ebook