[Asia's Lost Legends] Savitri: The Task for the Mighty Demon
Shortlisted for Singapore Book Awards 2018, Best Children’s Picture Book
Illustrated by Lai Hui Li
In a South Indian village, a girl named Savitri has a greedy brother who summons a mighty demon to work for him. The demon, Rakshasa, tells him he must be kept busy or he will eat the brother. Eventually, the brother runs out of tasks for Rakshasa, and Savitri must think of an impossible task to keep Rakshasa busy–she challenges the demon to straighten her curly hair.
About the Author
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 their 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
Lai Hui Li is a Singapore-born Malaysian, and she grew up loving drawing. She studied animation at Nanyang Polytechnic, where she decided to take her hobby to another level and hone her skills. She is currently a full-time illustrator at CraveFX.
Hui Li takes inspiration from her daily life, and from people-watching. She also enjoys trying different styles to spice things up a little. Being an illustrator is both a passion and a lifestyle; a challenge and a discipline. Digital is her main medium, and she occasionally paints in traditional medium too, such as gouache, ink and watercolours.
Size: 210 x 260mm
Published: August 2017