The Travel Diary of Amos Lee 1: Lost in Taipei!
Illustrated by Stephanie Wong
First Runner-Up, Popular Readers' Choice Award 2014, English (Children) Category
11 days in TAIPEI, TAIWAN with my best friends. No naggy parents, no pesky siblings. I should be ecstatic, right? But nooo…Mum decided my first trip abroad should be culturally enriching. Which meant boring Chinese lessons. I told myself, stay positive! There’d be lots of bubble tea, all the street snacks I could find, sightseeing…
But I crossed paths with this BIG, UGLY BULLY who’s a Wing Chun master and ran away from class to avoid him. What I didn’t expect was to lose my passport and ALL my money! Oh man…how was I going to survive this trip?
“From school to market, everything is familiar but fresher from a precocious child’s point of view, and the illustrations are quirky and cute. A clever idea and a pleasurable read.”
—Tan Shee Lah, Lifestyle
“It has delightful local flavour, humour, sketches and even unwanted comments from Mom (who corrects his spelling, of course) and Dad. It introduces uniquely Singaporean sights and sounds like the Kopi lingo used at coffeeshops…”
—Wong Siow Yuen, Young Parents
About the Author:
Adeline Foo is an MFA graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. She has 24 published children’s books, including seven national bestsellers. The Diary of Amos Lee: I Sit, I Write, I Flush! won the inaugural Red Dot award for “Best Junior Fiction” presented by the International School Libraries Network (Singapore) in 2009. The Diary of Amos Lee: I'm Twelve, I'm Tough, I Tweet! won second runner-up at the Popular Readers’ Choice Award in 2011. The Diary of Amos Lee is also published in India, Indonesia, China and the Slovak Republic. It has also been adapted for a 10-part TV series on Singapore’s MediaCorp children’s channel, okto.
About the Illustrator:
Stephanie Wong is a designer who has illustrated nine books, had two exhibitions and conducted workshops in Singapore, Malaysia, Phuket and India. She loves “do nothing” beach holidays and exploring hidden gems in cities. For other adorkable projects, news and random musings, visit www.steffatplay.blogspot.com or check out her swanky new website www.steffatwork.com.
Size: 140 x 215mm
Published: February 2014