The Runaway Who Became President: SR Nathan’s Journey of Hope
- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
This book is a part of the Prominent Singaporeans series, which features individuals from Singapore's history who have contributed significantly to her growth.
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.
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.
Patrick Yee is an award-winning illustrator of more than 100 children’s books. Some of his books include A Boy Named Harry, Fann, Bo Bo and Cha Cha Series, Little Buddy, Winter Rabbit, and On Being Happy. He is most well-known in the US for his Rosie Rabbit board book series, which has sold close to 100,000 copies and been translated into five languages. He has won the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration twice. He currently teaches at Nanyang Polytechnic, the Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts, the Spastic Children’s Association, and the AWWA Special School.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2016
Size: 210mm x 260mm