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Coolie Boys

Publisher: THW Publications
  • Description
  • About the Author
  • Inspired by the coolies, the workers who helped build Singapore.

    Being a coolie is far from cool! It’s hard work as John and Gideon find out when they are forced into being the personal “coolies” of the school bullies. Fortunately, help comes in the form of John’s grandfather and a coolie of old. But is it enough to help the boys escape the clutches of the Big Boys and their devious plans?

    The book includes a history section about Singapore’s coolies.

  • Ho Lee-Ling is an award-winning Singapore author who has written over 20 picture and chapter books for children of different ages. Lee-Ling is a former history teacher and museum educator with a passion for the history of Singapore and the region. She has a PhD in Public History and is actively involved in historical research, oral history interviews and curation of exhibitions as partner in The History Workroom. 
    Do visit to find out more about Lee-Ling.

ISBN: 9789810769581
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 84
Year Published: 2014