The Runaway Who Became President: SR Nathan’s Journey of Hope
Illustrated by Patrick Yee
From a trying childhood to surviving the Japanese Occupation and even falling in love, the life of Singapore’s longest-serving president, the late S.R. Nathan, turned out to be more colourful than many might imagine.
The Runaway Who Became President not only introduces us to a man who dedicated his life to the service of our nation, but also to the various people who helped him work through his own challenges and shape him as a well-loved and respected Singaporean icon.
About the Author
Amanda Kee is an English Literature undergraduate at the National University of Singapore under the University Scholars Programme, and has also contributed articles for the Programme's online magazine, The Cinnamon Roll.
In following her interest in publishing, she has previously held a number of book-related jobs, including a stint at Woods in the Books, as well as an internship with Epigram Books.
About the Illustrator
Patrick Yee is an award-winning illustrator of more than 100 children’s books, including Little Buddy, Winter Rabbit, On Being Happy and the Bo Bo and Cha Cha picture book series. He is most well-known for his Rosie Rabbit board book series, which sold close to 100,000 copies and been translated into five languages.
A graduate of the Camberwell College of Arts in London, Mr Yee won the Macmillan Children’s Book Award in 1989 and 1990.
Size: 210mm x 260mm
Published: October 2016