This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Singaporean fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary and oral culture.
Singapore Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of eleven stories that provide an insight into the traditional culture and history of Singapore. They make perfect new additions for story time or bedtime reading. 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.
Singapore Children's Stories include:
- Queen of the Forest
- The Pirates of Riau
- The Magical Princess
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||8 MB|
|Age Range:||5 - 14 Years|
About the Author
In her drawings, Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard seeks to recapture the sense of naive innocence that we tend to lose when we all grow up. Her inspiration often comes from nature, and she is happiest working from home. Lak-Khee lives in Singapore with Denis, her French husband, Baobab and Anais, their two teen-aged children and cat, Sally.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!