Macmillan buys tween fiction from Skylark Literary

Macmillan buys tween fiction from Skylark Literary

Macmillan Children’s Books has bought the world rights to A Girl Called Owl, a new tween fiction novel, from Skylark Literary.

The book, by debut author Amy Wilson, is about a girl who is thrown into a series of adventures after finding out she is the daughter of Jack Frost.

Rachel Petty acquired the rights in a two-book deal from Skylark’s co-founder Amber Caravéo, who said this deal marks the first sale for the agency, which she co-founded with Joanna Moult a year ago.

“Since our launch a year ago, Jo and I have been working hard to find talented new authors, such as Amy, and support them as they create truly stand-out books for children and young adults,” said Caravéo. “It’s exciting to see that work coming to fruition. Rachel and the Macmillan team’s enthusiasm for Amy’s writing completely won us over, and I am delighted that A Girl Called Owl – Skylark’s very first submission to publishers – has found such a wonderful publishing home.”

Petty said: “A Girl Called Owl is one of the most charming and accomplished debuts I have read this year. It’s that wonderful combination of a magical narrative with a real emotional core, and we’re delighted to welcome Amy to the list.”

Publication is set for early 2017.