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Peter Lee's Notes from the Field

A book by Angela Ahn, illustrated by Julie Kwon.

Angela Ahn, illustrated by Julie Kwon

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. 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. (From Tundra Books)

Peter Lee's Notes from the Field was on the shortlist for the 2021 Governor General's Literary award for young people's literature — text

Peter Lee's Notes from the Field was also a finalist for the 2022 Silver Birch Fiction Award, which celebrates fiction books for readers in Grades 3-6.

Angela Ahn is a writer and former teacher and librarian who lives in Vancouver. She is also the author of the children's book Krist Kim-Bap.

Julie Kwon is an artist, animator and illustrator based in Philadelphia. Kwon's art is heavily inspired by the many books and comics she read growing up, as well as her childhood memories of wandering in the woods of her hometown.

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