The Most Perfect Persimmon

Author: Chung, Hannah

Publication Date:

October 2024

Age Group:


Original language and publisher

English (USA) | Astra Young Readers

Territories Handled

World excl. Asia and North America



The Most Perfect Persimmon

Author: Chung, Hannah


In this charming author-illustrator debut, a Korean American girl harvests a perfectly ripe persimmon that she can’t wait to share with Grandma.

When Joo Hong harvests a beautiful persimmon from her mom’s garden, she can’t wait to give it to her grandma who is visiting from far away. However, the days leading up to her arrival feel like forever—and the persimmon is looking less and less perfect as time passes by. What can Joo Hong do to make sure it’s perfectly ripe—and not mushy and wrinkly—for Grandma’s visit?

A tender story about three generations of Korean women and one perfect persimmon, this debut from author-illustrator Hannah Chung shows that even when things don’t go as planned, something even better may be in store.