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Artistic and Inventive New Character Coming to Jolly Fish Press


SAINT PAUL, MN, April 2, 2021 – Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the September 1, 2021 release of Olive Oh, an adorable and artistic new chapter book series for readers ages seven to ten. The series, written by Tina Kim and illustrated by Tiff Bartel, follows third grader Olive Oh who plans to be a famous artist when she grows up. Right now, she’s using her creative thinking to find solutions to all kinds of problems. Her ideas often lead to unexpected adventures for her family and friends. But as any good artist knows, messiness is often part of the process.

Both books in the series are 112 pages, 5.25” x 7.5” paperback trade originals, priced at $6.99 and releasing simultaneously on September 1, 2021. Additional formats available include reinforced library binding (list: $24.27, school/library: $16.99), multi-user hosted e-book ($23.99), and single-user e-book ($6.99).

Digital ARCs of are available via NetGalley and Edelweiss+ or by contacting

About Olive Oh Gets Creative, (Paperback ISBN: 9781631635670)
When Olive Oh’s third-grade teacher announces that the whole school will be having an art show, Olive is thrilled. Being creative is what she does best. Plus, she has just found her lucky red beret. Olive is sure she’ll have all kinds of great ideas. But as the week goes on and Olive sees all the amazing projects her classmates create, she starts having doubts. What if her friends are better artists than she is? Or worse, what if she’s all out of creative ideas?

About Olive Oh Saves Saturday (Paperback ISBN: 9781631635717)
Olive Oh can’t wait to spend a weekend camping with her best friend Marcus Wong and his family. They’ll get to see stars, observe nature, and—best of all—get away from Olive’s older siblings, whose bossy advice is driving her nuts. But a week of rainy weather threatens to cancel Olive’s weekend plans. Will Olive be stuck at home with her crabby siblings? Or can she still find a way to save the day?

About the Author
Tina Kim spent her childhood dreaming of becoming an artist one day. Somehow she ended up writing about artists instead—and she loves every minute of it. When she is not writing, Tina likes to eat lots of mac and cheese and watch travel documentaries with her dog, Henry. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

About the Illustrator
Tiff Bartel is a multimedia artist, creating work in illustration, design, film, and music. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with her husband and baby, and their cat and dog.

About Jolly Fish Press and North Star Editions
Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, is dedicated to promoting exceptional, unique new voices in fiction. North Star Editions, Inc. publishes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages that inspires, informs, and entertains. For more information, visit or

Contact: Taylor Kohn
(651) 424-4626

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