Peter Lee's Notes from the Field

Peter Lee's Notes from the Field

4.26 (84 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

Eleven-year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. But in one summer, that all falls apart. Told in short, accessible journal entries and combining the humor of Timmy Failure with the poignant family dynamics of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Peter Lee will win readers' hearts.

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 148 x 217 x 26mm | 425g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • B&W SPOT ART THROUGHOUT
  • 073526824X
  • 9780735268241
  • 611,593

Review quote

Nominated for the 2021 Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature -- Text
One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2021

"[A] winsome . . . and fetching middle-grade novel." --STARRED REVIEW, Shelf Awareness

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

"A sweet coming-of-age story packed with dinosaurs, sibling drama, and Korean culture." --School Library Journal
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About Angela Ahn

ANGELA AHN is a former teacher and librarian. She is the author of several children's books including Krista Kim-Bap and Peter Lee's Notes from the Field. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her family.


JULIE KWON is an artist and illustrator based in Brooklyn. A graduate of the Brown/RISD Dual-Degree program, her work is heavily inspired by the steady diet of manga, comics, and young adult novels she consumed growing up, as well as her many fond childhood memories. In her spare time, Julie enjoys reading, petting dogs, knitting and going on long walks with friends.
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Rating details

84 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 37% (31)
4 52% (44)
3 11% (9)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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