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‘Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong’ Wins Red Dot Book Awards March 19 2014

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Winner of the Red Dot Book Awards 2013-2014
1st Place, Younger Readers’ Category
Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong by A.J. Low, illustrated by drewscape

The first instalment of popular children’s book series, Sherlock Sam, has bagged first place in the Young Readers’ category of the Red Dot Book Awards 2013-2014.

Hosted by the International School Libraries (ISLN) in Singapore, the Red Dot Book Awards were created to recognise titles enjoyed by students of various ages. Books judged under the Younger Readers’ category are targeted at children aged 7-10 years old. Winning titles are chosen based on readers’ votes.

We are also honoured that Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong is the only local title that has snagged a Red Dot award, across its four categories.

For interviews with the creators, review copies, or further media enquiries, please contact Ilangoh Thanabalan at ilangoh@epigrambooks.sg, or at +65 6292 4456.

ABOUT THE SHERLOCK SAM SERIES

Meet Singapore’s greatest kid detective, Sherlock Sam. With his robot sidekick Watson, and a loyal group of friends, Sherlock Sam will stop at nothing to solve the case, no matter how big or small!

Hailed as a “worthy successor to beloved child sleuths like Encyclopedia Brown and Cam Jansen” by renowned author E.C. Myers, Sherlock Sam has enjoyed wild success, selling more than 14,000 copies in its first year of publication. The series is set in areas of interest in Singapore and the region, featuring delicacies, landmarks and other cultural aspects that are uniquely Southeast Asian. Catch up with Sherlock Sam’s latest happenings here.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The writers behind the pseudonym A. J. Low are the husband-and-wife team, Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez. Born in California, Adan moved to Singapore after graduating from New York University with an English Literature degree. He previously co-wrote a children’s book, Twisted Journeys #22: Hero City.  Felicia was born and raised in Singapore. She has a graduate degree in Literary Theory, and the Sherlock Sam series is Felicia’s debut writing effort, after accumulating years of experience buying, selling and marketing books.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
drewscape (Andrew Tan) is a freelance illustrator from Singapore. He illustrates and draws storyboards for advertising agencies as well as for magazines. He enjoys creating comics purely for the fun and challenge of it.

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