Singapore Children's Favorite Stories [NOOK Book]

Overview


In the same series as the popular Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories and Balinese Children’s Favorite Stories, this book contains a collection of well-loved myths and tales from Singapore. Comprising 11 stories that have been told by mothers to children over the centuries, they cover classic childhood themes. The stories offer insight into Singapore’s multicultural past and present, as well as it’s colonial roots. The famous story of the tiger under the billiard table at the Raffles Hotel is retold, as is the ...
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Singapore Children's Favorite Stories

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Overview


In the same series as the popular Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories and Balinese Children’s Favorite Stories, this book contains a collection of well-loved myths and tales from Singapore. Comprising 11 stories that have been told by mothers to children over the centuries, they cover classic childhood themes. The stories offer insight into Singapore’s multicultural past and present, as well as it’s colonial roots. The famous story of the tiger under the billiard table at the Raffles Hotel is retold, as is the myth of how the name Singapore (Lion City) came about. Magical princesses, mermaids, tigers, pirates and buffalos compete for every child’s attention. Retold by Diane Taylor with an international audience in mind and illustrated with whimsical watercolors by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard, Singapore Children’s Favorite Stories will enchant six-to-ten year-old readers from all over the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462908493
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,260,680
  • Age range: 5 - 14 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Sharon Leece is a full-time writer based in Hong Kong and was formerly the editor-in-chief of ELLE Decoration (Hong Kong).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    Wonderfully Written; Amazing Illustrations

    This book is absolutley amazing. There are so many fairy tales set in the West but this is a collection of stories from the other side of the world. Di Taylor's words flow effortlessly off the page and kids will sit enthralled until you've finished each story and then they'll want you to read another one. LK Tay-Audouard's Illustrations are simply breath-taking. They could very well be works of art in themselves. This would make the ideal birthday or Christmas gift for a lucky child. In fact, it would make a great gift for your host the next time you attend a dinner party - It could be the perfect coffee table book. A MUST BUY!

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