Singapore Children's Favorite Stories [NOOK Book]

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Singapore Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of eleven well-loved myths and folktales from Singapore that provide an insight into the traditional culture and history of Singapore. Retold by Diane Taylor for an international audience, the whimsical watercolor illustrations by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard offer insight into Singapore's multicultural past and present, as well as its 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...
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Singapore Children's Favorite Stories

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Overview

Singapore Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of eleven well-loved myths and folktales from Singapore that provide an insight into the traditional culture and history of Singapore. Retold by Diane Taylor for an international audience, the whimsical watercolor illustrations by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard offer insight into Singapore's multicultural past and present, as well as its 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. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Singapore Children's Favorite Stories includes:
  • Queen of the Forest
  • Vanished!
  • The Pirates of Riau
  • The Magical Princess
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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
  • 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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