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The House on Palmer Road

Author :  Si-Hoe S.S. & Sim Ee Waun (Illustrator) Lim Anling

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Pepper Dog Press LLP, Singapore
ISBN 9789811124761
Format PaperBack
Language English
Year of Publication 2017
Bib. Info 128p. ; 58 black-and-white illustrations.
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It is 1930s Singapore and war is raging in China and Europe. But for eight-year-old Sing and her nine brothers and sisters, life is carefree and fun at their wooden house in Palmer Road where they live with Mother, Father and Ah Seem. Join them as they go frog hunting, escape fierce guard geese, visit a 'coolie room', and head off on other exciting adventures in pre-war colonial Singapore. This playful, fun-filled children's book is based on the childhood experiences of 83-year-old first time author, Si-Hoe S.S. who is the 'real' Sing. In the House on Palmer Road, young readers will fall in love with the large but lovable family, and relive a magical though tumultuous time in Singapore's past. Within the series of charming short stories, children will also gently encounter aspects of Singapore's history through vividly-described landscapes, snatches of overheard conversations among the grown-ups, and the many people they 'meet', from itinerant hawkers to coolies and night soil men.

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