Alan Woo

Alan Woo was born in England in 1977 and raised in Vancouver where he continues to live. His writing and poetry have appeared in Ricepaper magazine and Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine. His first book for children appeared in 2012.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Maggie’s Chopsticks

Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant.
Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2012.

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Poor Maggie struggles to master her chopsticks — it seems nearly everyone around the dinner table has something to say about the “right” way to hold them! But when Father reminds her not to worry about everyone else, Maggie finally gets a grip on an important lesson.

Awards and Honours

2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize–BC Book Prizes (Winner)
2013 Best Books for Kids & Teens — Canadian Children’s Book Centre (Winner)
2014 Chocolate Lily Young Reader’s Choice Award (Finalist)


Publisher Kids Can Press