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Kompheak: The Medicine Boy with No Legs

PART OF Asia's Lost Legends SERIES
Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • šŸŽRecommended for ages 3 and above

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    The fifth book in the cultural series Asia's Lost Legends, this is a wonderful Cambodian tale about kindness, generosity and forgiveness.

    Kompheak was born with no legs. His father, who was ashamed of the childā€™s deformity, ordered that the baby be sent down the river. But as fate would have it, the baby is found and raised by a wise man who teaches the child the ways of healing. In time, Kompheak becomes a famous medicine boy. He travels far and wide in a wheelchair built especially for him. But one day Kompheak meets a dying old man with a familiar face, and his life changes forever.

  • Veteran author, editor and publisher, Catherine Khoo is the founder and director of Janus Education, Singaporeā€™s first boutique publisher of imprints for under-18s, by under-18s. She was editor-in-chief ofĀ 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 theĀ SavvyĀ series, having published two bestselling books:Ā Singapore Savvy: 50 Entrepreneurs of TomorrowĀ andĀ Malaysia Savvy: Top Profiles in Management. She is also the author ofĀ Love Notes and Golden Legends, a collection of legends from around the world, and theĀ Asiaā€™s Lost LegendsĀ series.

    Jeanette YapĀ is a graduate from Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design & Media. Her works are inspired by nature,Ā books and good people. She hopes that her drawings would bring warmth to more hearts.Ā She has illustrated theĀ Emma and GingerĀ seriesĀ andĀ Kompheak: The Medicine Boy with No Legs.

ISBN: 9789814615808
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2018
Size: 260mm x 210mm (P)