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Raffles Readers: A Century of Adventures

Publisher: Penguin Books (US)
  • Description
  • About the Authors & Illustrator
  • Raffles Hotel is the best-known, oldest and most elegant hotel in Singapore. But is that all there is to it?

    In Raffles Readers, weird and wonderful events occur at this beautiful hotel, as seen through the eyes of five writers—Linda Fitzpatrick, Emma Nicholson, David Seow, Claire Thamboo and Simon Wray.

    This book reveals the secrets to a century of adventures, including encounters with monsters, a quest for missing silver, and curious escapades with spies, ghost brides and zombies. Spanning from the 1920s to 2000s, these imaginative tales will draw readers into the iconic Raffles Hotel and the escapades of its young guests.

  • Linda Fitzpatrick writes fun-filled, action-packed adventure stories for children. In 2014, she won the FAW Mary Grant Bruce award for her short story, The Day Mum Sold the Touchscreen, which was later published in [Untitled], by Busybird Publications.

    Simon Wray lives in Singapore with his wonderful wife and three amazing kids. The Mystery of the Missing Silver is Simon’s debut in children’s books.

    Emma Nicholson finds inventing stories as mouth-watering as munching French pastries at Raffles Hotel. While living in Singapore, she published Princess Petunia’s Dragon, a fun and funny middle-grade fantasy.

    Claire Thamboo is a junior schoolteacher who writes over a range of genres, from supernatural fantasy to whodunits. She enjoys creating young protagonists who grapple with mystery, mayhem and the occasional mood swing.

    David Seow graduated from the University of Portland, Oregon with a BA in Communications. He is the author of over forty-five well-received children’s picture books, including the Sam, Sebbie and Di-Di-Di & Xandy series.

    Mark Yong is an artist and a self-proclaimed professional chef with an ardent love for burgers. When he isn’t doodling away in his sketchbook or watching the latest superhero flicks, you can find him hunting for the best burger in town.

ISBN: 9789814882248
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 304
Year Published: 2020