Angela Ahn

Children's author
 

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DOUBLE O STEPHEN AND THE GHOSTLY REALM

Stephen loves pirates. What he doesn’t love is his name: Stephen Oh-O’Driscoll. He believes when his Korean mother and Irish father gave him this name, that it was just one cruel set-up for being teased. Giving things the proper name is important, which is why Stephen thinks that it’s time to update the definition of “pirate." They've got a bad rep, and maybe they deserve some of it, but Stephen still likes a few pirate traditions, like bandannas and eyepatches--he’s just not that into stealing things from people. He has the perfect new word: piventurate. A sailor who passionately seeks adventure. That's what he wants to be. 

 

When he gets suspended from school for doing proper piventurates in training things (using sticks to practice sword fighting), his mother doesn’t let him sit around doing nothing, instead she takes him to a museum. At the museum everything changes. Stephen finds himself in a strange new place, face to face with a real pirate. A pirate ghost.  

 

Captain Sapperton needs Stephen's help to cross to the other side, and his former ghost crew are intent on making sure Stephen follows through, whatever it takes. Stephen is about to discover the true meaning of piventurate, and much to his surprise, his adventure will not only take him farther into the ghostly realm, but also closer to home, where long-held family secrets reveal surprising ties to the spirit world.

Available August 30, 2022 Tundra/PHRC

Amazing cover art by: Erin Joo

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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.

Released March 2, 2021. Published by Tundra/PHRC.

Adorable cover illustrated by Julie Kwon

Reviews

"In the winsome Peter Lee's Notes from the Field, readers are treated to an entertaining firsthand look at how rough it is to be the second-smartest kid in the family.... Angela Ahn (Krista Kim-Bap) captures the heart-wrecking anguish that comes when your lifelong ambition is destroyed with the respect and pathos it deserves.... Peter Lee's Notes from the Field is a winner." -- Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW

"A sweet, science-y story of struggles and discovery." -- Kirkus Reviews

 

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KRISTA KIM-BAP

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

Reviews

"Ahn’s breezy chapters introduce readers to Krista’s lively and interesting family and offer vivid descriptions of recipes. Likable, sweet Krista’s struggles will likely resonate with young readers striving to make their own way, and kind Jason’s friendship stands out as exemplary. This approachable, inviting novel strikes a nice balance between emphasizing the importance of embracing one’s culture and staying true to oneself." -- Booklist Online

"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." -- Kirkus Reviews

 
 
 

AWARDS

PETER LEE'S NOTES FROM THE FIELD

  • 2021 Governor General Literary Awards Finalist -- Young People's Literature - Text

  • 2021 Junior Library Guild selection

  •         Starred Review from Shelf Awareness​

  • 2021-2022 Panda Book Awards Middle Reader Nominee 

  • Selected for CCBC’s (Canadian Children's Book Centre) Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021

  • Forest of Reading, Silver Birch Nominee, 2021-22

  • Selected as of the OLA Best Bets for 2021 Junior Fiction

  • A Quill & Quire Kids' Book of the Year (2021)

  • Selected for USSBY's 2022 Outstanding International Books List

  • Selected for CBC's Best Canadian middle-grade and YA books of 2021

  • Shortlisted Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, BC and Yukon Book Prizes, 2022

  • 2023 Sundog Nominee, MYRCA (Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award)

  • 2023 Rocky Mountain Book Award Nominee

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 Best Bets for 2018 Junior Fiction 

 

ABOUT

Angela Ahn was born in Seoul, but her family immigrated to Canada before she could walk. She worked for several years as a teacher and a librarian, but lately she has been working from her home in Vancouver, B.C., taking care of her two children. In her spare time, she’s grateful to be able to write books where her children can see faces just like theirs on the front covers. 

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CONTACT

Say hi at angelaahnbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

I'll try my best to respond 

I am represented by Laurel Symonds of The Bent Agency

info (at) thebentagency (dot) com

For media/publicity inquires about books published by Tundra, please contact sdevotta (at) penguinrandomhouse (dot) com  

For inquiries about Krista Kim-Bapplease contact Second Story Press info (at) secondstorypress (dot) ca