All ears - inspiring stories from young authors

Twelve-year-old Joash Marcus Daniel (left), a beneficiary of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, reading aloud to a group of young children along with two 10-year-old authors - Amanda Toh and Shanyce Goh (right). Both girls, who are from CHIJ Ke
Twelve-year-old Joash Marcus Daniel (left), a beneficiary of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, reading aloud to a group of young children along with two 10-year-old authors - Amanda Toh and Shanyce Goh (right). ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Twelve-year-old Joash Marcus Daniel, a beneficiary of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, reading aloud to a group of young children along with two 10-year-old authors - Amanda Toh and Shanyce Goh.

Both girls, who are from CHIJ Kellock (Primary), were part of a group of pupils who wrote three books inspired by the values and mission of the fund.

They include a story about a girl with a magic paintbrush, and another about two brothers who come upon a gift and pay the kindness forward.

The books were published by The RICE Company, and were officially launched at the fund's 11th anniversary celebrations yesterday.

Two sets of three books each will be given to all primary schools next year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 09, 2016, with the headline 'All ears - inspiring stories from young authors'. Print Edition | Subscribe