Elizabeth Meets the Queen: A War Heroine’s Journey
Illustrated by Arai Kreva
Elizabeth Meets the Queen tells a story of bravery and selflessness, through the life and experiences of Singapore war heroine Elizabeth Choy. Born in the jungles of Borneo, Elizabeth travels to Singapore and becomes a teacher, but she and her husband go through much hardship and torture as a result of helping prisoners-of-war during the Japanese Occupation. Follow Elizabeth as she tides through suffering towards freedom, and gets to meet the Queen of England.
About the Author
Trained as an architect in the UK, Gwen Lee is one of the few interdisciplinary writers straddling the fields of architecture and literature. Her first children’s book was Little Cloud Wants Snow! She also wrote two nursery rhyme collections told with a Singaporean flavour—There Was a Peranakan Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, published in 2014, followed by Jack and Jill at Bukit Timah Hill a year later. Gwen is a recipient of the National Arts Council's inaugural Arts Creation Fund and the winner of its Beyond Words Young and Younger initiative. She lives in New York, USA with her husband and daughter.
About the Illustrator
Arai Kreva graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Design Media majoring in Illustration. Arai is widely exposed to conceptual illustration, narratives and educational illustrations for all genres.
Other experiences include marketing collaterals, posters, logos and children book publications. Having worked in art and design job related positions, she has been exposed to handling roadshows, events and classes for both kids and adults.
Size: 210mm x 260mm
Published: October 2016
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