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Peter Lee's Notes from the Field
Available March 2021
PETER LEE'S NOTES FROM THE FIELD
Eleven year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. Okay, maybe two: to get his genius kid-sister, L.B., to leave him alone. But his summer falls apart when his real-life dinosaur expedition turns out to be a bust, and he watches his dreams go up in a cloud of asthma-inducing dust.
Even worse, his grandmother, Hammy, is sick, and no one will talk to Peter or L.B. about it. Perhaps his days as a scientist aren’t quite behind him yet. Armed with notebooks and pens, Peter puts his observation and experimental skills to the test to see what he can do for Hammy. If only he can get his sister to be quiet for once—he needs time to sketch out a plan.
To be released March 2, 2021. Published by Tundra/PHRC.
Adorable cover illustrated by Julie Kwon.
All Krista wants to figure out are the three F's: food, family and friends...
Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish-brown hair and she was the "Korean girl" at school. And Jason has always loved hanging out with Krista's family -- especially for the food!
Now in 5th grade, everyone in Krista and Jason's class is preparing their Heritage Month projects. But Krista has mixed feelings about being her school's "Korean Ambassador." Should she ask her sometimes grouchy grandma to teacher her class how to cook traditional Korean kimbap?
With a new friendship pulling her away from Jason, and the pressure of trying to please her grandma, grade five is going to be interesting!
Published 2018 by Second Story Press
Delicious cover illustrated by Hyein Lee
Praise for Peter Lee's Notes from the Field
2021 Junior Library Guild selection
Praise for Krista Kim-Bap
Shortlisted 2020 Red Cedar Book Awards Fiction Category
Selected for Bank Street College of Education 2019 Edition Best Children's Books of the Year
Nominated for 2020 Chocolate Lily Book Awards Novel Category
2019-2020 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards -- Finalist
Selected as one of the OLA 2018 BEST BETS Books for Junior Fiction
IN THE PRESS
"Author Ahn writes authentically about the struggle of assimilation while maintaining cultural tradition... A sympathetic portrayal of a typical 11-year-old trying to fit in, with a bit of Korean flair."
Angela Ahn was born in Seoul, but her family immigrated to Canada before she could walk. Armed with a BA, BEd, and MLIS, she worked for several years as a teacher and a librarian, but lately has been working from home, taking care of her two children. When she can, she writes novels for kids. She’s lived most of her life in Vancouver, B.C., with brief stints working in Hong Kong and Toronto. Although she likes to blame her parents for her atrocious Korean language skills, she will admit that she was a reluctant learner. Angela’s proud to say that her children are bookworms, and that every member of her family has a stack of novels by their bed. She’s grateful to be able to write books where her children can see faces, just like theirs, on the front covers. Angela’s first book, Krista Kim-Bap, was published in 2018 and her second book, Peter Lee’s Notes from the Field, will be released March 2021.