Singapore Shelf

FICTION

THESE FOOLISH THINGS By Yeo Wei Wei


THESE FOOLISH THINGS

Ethos Books/ Paperback/22 pages/$2.80 from major bookstores and www.ethosbooks.com.sg

Critically acclaimed writer Yeo Wei Wei has written poems, short stories and even novelised Royston Tan's 2005 film 4:30. Her debut collection of short stories will be published later this year. This chapbook provides a teaser and includes haunting yet humorous tales of magic realism.


CHILDREN'S BOOKS

HANG NADIM AND THE GARFISH

Written by Hidayah Amin, art by Tan Ai Khim


HANG NADIM AND THE GARFISH

Helang Books/ Paperback/34 pages/$45 not including delivery charges/Order via helang.books@gmail.com

Hidayah Amin is an award-winning writer of children's books as well as a chronicler of Singaporean history for adults.

Hang Nadim And The Garfish retells the folktale of the boy who saved Singapore from a fish attack and is part of a new series to reach children with special needs.

The font has been designed to be easily read by dyslexics and there is Braille text and raised illustrations to meet the needs of the visually impaired.


THE TRAVEL DIARY OF AMOS LEE: SEOUL SEARCHING

Written by Adeline Foo, illustrated by Stephanie Wong


THE TRAVEL DIARY OF AMOS LEE: SEOUL SEARCHING

Epigram Books/Paperback/148 pages/ $12.90/Major bookstores and from shop.epigram books.sg

The best-selling series about a Singaporean boy who writes his diary in the toilet continues with a family adventure in Seoul. Amos just wants to post pictures on Instagram and win a prize, but his happy holiday turns into a nightmare when his grandfather goes missing.


HARRY BUILDS A NATION

Written and illustrated by Patrick Yee


HARRY BUILDS A NATION

Epigram Books/Paperback/40 pages/ $14.90/Major bookstores and from shop.epigrambooks.sg

Illustrator Patrick Yee's best-selling picturebook series on the life of the late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew continues the story after Harry's wedding and into his political career.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 28, 2015, with the headline 'Singapore Shelf'. Print Edition | Subscribe