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Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma #2: Coming of Age

Publisher: Difference Engine
  • Description
  • About the Series
  • Praise
  • About the Author & Illustrator
  • The adventures of Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma continue! As Team ASH grows in number, Ash juggles being a responsible superhero, a supportive grandchild, and a kind friend. Meanwhile, is Ah Ma’s dementia getting worse? How will the team cope with a new nemesis and the strange developments happening in town? Join Ash, Ah Ma, and the rest of Team ASH as they try to save the neighbourhood and, at the same time, face the changes that come with growing up and growing old.

    Why read this book?

    • Winner of the 2024 Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award in the Middle-Grade category
    • Winner of Best Young Person’s Title at the 2023 Singapore Book Awards
    • Heartwarming story about the special relationship between a girl and her grandmother.
    • This book gently introduces young readers to ageing and dementia in a compelling superhero story.
    • Full-colour graphic novel set in Southeast Asia, by creators from Southeast Asia.
  • Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma is an action-packed, funny, and heartwarming comic book trilogy that celebrates family and acceptance, while introducing children to concepts of ageing and dementia. The second book in the series, Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma: Coming of Age, won Best Young Persons Title at the 2023 Singapore Book Awards.

  • “A fun and heartwarming superhero adventure that also introduces children to the important topics of ageing and dementia. Go team ASH!”
    —Gavin Aung Than, NYT bestselling cartoonist and creator of Zen Pencils

    “We thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Action packed, bite-sized, and relatable for children, there is never a dull moment! At the same time, it is accurate to the experiences that persons living with dementia and their caregivers face.”
    —Nicodemus Ching and Lucian Toh, Social Workers from AWWA CREST

    “A sequel that’s clearly had its booster shot! Everything’s been amped up: the action, the visuals, the laughs, the teamwork and not least – the tenderness within the core family trio as they come to terms with and learn how to navigate Ah Ma’s accelerating cognitive decline.”
    Daryl Kho, author of Mist-Bound: How to Glue Back Grandpa

    Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma is a fun romp that is close to the realities of a child’s everyday life.”
    Lat, creator of The Kampung Boy

    Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma is a delightful graphic novel that can be enjoyed by readers both young and not so young. The story not only entertains but educates by touching on some serious topics in a manner that is delicate and that can be grasped by a younger audience. A great book that packs a whole lot of fun, adventure, but mostly, heart. I look forward to sharing more stories about Ash and her super Ah Ma with my children.”
    Leila Boukarim, author of Hello Goodbye Little Island

    “I thought the book was a page-turner and I couldn’t put it down! One of my favourite parts of the book was how Dr. T kidnapped Ash and Ah Ma as it was very exciting how Ash managed to defeat Dr. T. I would recommend this series to everyone interested in adventure stories.”
    —Zoe Tan, 8-year-old student

  • Melanie Lee is the writer of the comic book series, Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma. She is also the author of the picture book series, The Adventures of Squirky the Alien, which picked up the Crystal Kite Award (Middle East/India/Asia division) in 2016. She has also published Imaginary Friends: 26 Whimsical Fables for Getting on in a Crazy World, a collection of illustrated short stories together with Arif Rafhan. Besides books, Melanie writes content related to arts, heritage and lifestyle for a variety of platforms including museums, documentaries, magazines and websites. In addition, she is Associate Faculty at the Singapore University of Social Sciences developing and teaching media writing courses.

    Arif Rafhan is a comic artist, illustrator and pre-production artist. His work has been published in more than 20 books to date by MPH, Buku Fixi, Maple Comics, Marshall Cavendish, and Difference Engine. These includes comics, content illustrations and cover illustrations. He also works with various production companies creating preproduction visuals such as concept art, character designs, environment designs, and storyboards. His most recent works include illustrating the comic book series Amazing Ash & Superhero Ah Ma.

ISBN: 9789811840012
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Year Published: 2022
Size: 210mm x 148mm
Language: English