Farrer Park: Rhyming Verses from a Singapore Childhood
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Shortlisted for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2013
Selected for National Library Board’s READ! Singapore 2013
Illustrated by Yang Liye Lydia
In this collection of charming poems, local editor Ann Peters tells the stories of her wondrous, carefree childhood in Singapore from a child’s point of view. The characters in Ann’s rhyming verses embody the spirit of the people and places that the author grew up among, and which she wishes to share with the children of today.
“Recommended as an introduction to poetry for young readers because clear thoughts come across in the writing.”
—The Sunday Times
About the Author
Local editor Ann Peters has worked for many years in Asia’s mainstream print media. In this collection of rhyming verses, she tells the stories from her wondrous, carefree childhood in Singapore, from a child’s point of view. The characters in her verses embody the spirit of the people among whom she grew up, and which she wishes to share with today’s children. Ann has two grown-up children.
About the Illustrator
Yang is a Singaporean-bred illustrator who believes in the power of visual appeal and that all things can be made beautiful with time and a touch of change.
The subject and themes of her illustrations are usually a translation of her feelings or metaphorical interpretations of her experiences.
Yang is influenced by the likes of Gary Baseman, McBess and Classic Disney.
Size: 145 x 210mm
Published: May 2012