"No.1 Marshmallow Fiction" publishes works that suit the tastes of girls, determined through the picky and strict screening of 101 fifth and sixth grade elementary school girls. Unknown Blue, the grand winner of the 3rd No.1 Marshmallow Fiction, depicts a mysterious friendship between a mermaid in the Joeson Dynasty and an elementary school student in the 21st century, which is transracial and beyond space and time, and their dynamic adventure.
- Book Intro
"I need a friend. A soulmate to whom my soul is connected!"
As soon as she makes this wish, a mysterious miracle happens under the sea. The beginning of a journey that transcends time and space!
To 13-year-old Miji, who enjoys scuba diving, underneath the sea is a comfortable haven. One day, an unbelievable miracle happens to her.
Miji has been betrayed by a friend, whom she believed to be her best friend, and becomes even more lonely as her mother, whom she has most relied on, gets remarried. As soon as she makes the wish to meet a soulmate, she finds a blue marble and is suddenly transported back to the Joseon Dynasty. The time travel alone is amazing, but the people who appear in front of Miji are pirates! Moreover, the pirates are mermaids! Can Miji get along with these mysterious pirates? And can she return home safely?
The leader of the pirates, Haemi, commands more than 20 pirates, exerting excellent leadership and charisma even though she is only the same age as Miji. Miji, who has been watching for an opportunity to get close to such Haemi, saves Haemi's life by jumping in front of an arrow from a Japanese invader... After that, as Miji finds that Haemi also has wounds, even though she looks strong, and that those wounds are similar to her own, a friendship springs up between the two.
At the climax of the story, the two girls' friendship finally exerts a strong power. Miji decides on a huge sacrifice for Haemi, who faces a crisis... What is the decision? And at the end of the story, the kind of beautiful friendship that everybody wants in their soul is unfolded in a touching way.
- About the Author
Cha Yulri (writer) studied in the Department of Children's Literature, Media and Creative Writing at Konkuk University's graduate school. She won the 2014 Korean Award for Hans Christian Andersen, the 22nd Noonnopi Children's Literature Award by Daekyo Education, the grand award at the 1st Kyobo Book's Children's Story Competition in the category of traditional fairy tales, and the grand prize at the 3rd No.1 Marshmallow Fiction. She has written Graveyard Princess, Mermaid Girl, and Ghost Story Commando.
Chateau (Unknown) communicates with people by uploading paintings on Grafolio and Instagram.
BIR Publishing Company, 2019, 3rd