One: Based on a True Story of Grit and Courage
- About the Author
Tessie has lost a leg to a bad, bad illness called “cancer”. She can no longer play her favourite games with her friends at school. Strangers keep staring because she looks different. Tessie is tired of being strong and brave. Will she ever be able to walk again? Can she pick herself up and go on? Discover how flamingos, family and a whole lot of fishballs cheer Tessie on, as she copes with the loss of her leg and learns to laugh again.
ONE, written by Tan Ter Cheah, is a semi-autobiographical story.
Ter Cheah lost her right leg to synovial sarcoma at age six and her first book, ONE is loosely based on her recollections. She is now 42, married, with two children.
Ter Cheah was a Humanities scholar at pre-university, later studied law at NUS and also obtained her professional accountancy qualification while working full-time in the law division of a government body. She has practised as a tax lawyer and also worked on tax advisory matters in one of the Big Four accounting firms.
She now works part-time (still in the area of tax), and spends a lot of time at playgrounds, enjoying watching her children on the monkey bars, and also admiring the birds that hang off mango trees.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 252
Year Published: 2018