Danger Dan Confronts the Merlion Mastermind (book 1)
Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim
Illustrated by James Tan
Longlisted for the Red Dot Book Awards, ‘Younger Readers’ Category, 2014-2015
Psst! Pay attention: eleven-year-old Danny is about to start his secret life. And you are not allowed to tell anyone, or who knows what will happen? A mysterious time warp is already messing Singapore up. Big time. But don’t worry. Danny is about to transform into Danger Dan–the only boy superhero who can save us all! In Danger Dan Confronts the Merlion Mastermind, Danger Dan has to race against time to ensure the merlion doesn’t end up with orchids around its head! Sounds easy? Not when you see the odds he’s facing…
“A fun story that also educates!”
—Dr Tay Hui Yong, Vice-Principal, Nanyang Girls’ High
“Refreshingly well-written, with lots of local flavour. A fun and engaging read.”
—Zahira Mohd Sedik, Head of Department GEP Humanities, St Hilda’s Primary School
“A fun and funny adventure! An exciting debut by one of Singapore’s youngest authors!”
—Adeline Foo, author of The Diary of Amos Lee series
—A.J. Low, author of Sherlock Sam series
“Warning: Danger Dan is dangerously fun. A solid hit. Kids, parents and even teachers will love this book!”
—David Seow, author of Sam, Sebbie and Di-Di-Di series
“Written by a mother-and-daughter duo, this fun new series for eight- to 12-year-olds mixes local history, comic book-style action and funky illustrations...In each book, they travel back in time to prevent Singapore's history from being written very differently - fancy a Merlion with orchids around its head?”
—Akshita Nanda, The Sunday Times
About the Authors:
Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim are a mother-and-daughter writing team. Lesley-Anne is still in school so she mostly writes essays and papers, which isn’t quite as fun. These days though, she regularly appears at writers’ sessions and interviews, the latest being the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival.
Monica runs her own writing business at Hedgehog Commuincations and published a book in 2013 titled The Good, The Bad and the PSLE (Epigram Books).
About the Illustrator:
James Tan is an illustrator from Singapore. He likes to create comics and draw stuff, especially animals. He also enjoys doing traditional illustrations using ink and watercolor as there is something more tactile to these media, just like holding a book in your hand. He likes to draw things from his experiences as well as books he read. He enjoys travelling and drawing the new sights and sounds he sees around the world.
Size: 215 x 140mm
Published: January 2014