[Asia's Lost Legends] Kompheak: The Medicine Boy with No Legs
Illustrated by Jeanette Yap
The fifth book in the cultural series Asia's Lost Legends, this is a wonderful Cambodian tale about kindness, generosity and forgiveness.
Kompheak was born with no legs. His father, who was ashamed of the child’s deformity, ordered that the baby be sent down the river. But as fate would have it, the baby is found and raised by a wise man who teaches the child the ways of healing. In time, Kompheak becomes a famous medicine boy. He travels far and wide in a wheelchair built especially for him. But one day Kompheak meets a dying old man with a familiar face, and his life changes forever.
About the Author
Veteran author, editor and publisher, Catherine Khoo is the founder and director of Janus Education, Singapore’s first boutique publisher of imprints for under-18s, by under-18s. She was editor-in-chief of Asia 21, the only Asian publication that has been selected by the Ministry of Education as essential reading for its Humanities syllabus. Catherine is also the creator behind the Savvy series, having published two bestselling books: Singapore Savvy: 50 Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow and Malaysia Savvy: Top Profiles in Management.
She is also the author of Love Notes and Golden Legends, a collection of legends from around the world.
About the Illustrator
Jeanette Yap is a graduate from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design & Media. Her works are inspired by nature, books and good people. She has worked with Epigram Books, developing and illustrating the Emma and Ginger picture book series. Those titles are Dad’s at Home, Dad’s Too Busy, Dad’s For Sale and Dad’s Dyslexic Too.
Size: 210 x 260mm
Published: July 2018
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