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Invisible Enemies: A Handbook on Pandemics That Have Shaped Our World


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  • About the Author & Illustrator
  • A fully-illustrated, sharply-curated book on modern epidemics to arm young readers with easily digestible bite-size pieces of information to face challenges head-on with confidence.

    • Provides a well-researched and curated overview of modern epidemics in an engaging storytelling format
    • Combines histories, stories, facts and findings to provide an all-encompassing view and understanding of the topic
    • Encourages critical thinking and analysis

    What is SARS and how did it rock the world in 2003? Patient Zero steps into an elevator in a foreign country and unknowingly carries the virus back to Singapore. This Super Spreader sparks 238 infections . . . and 33 patients die.

    What of the COVID-19, also a coronavirus like SARS? Has fear of the virus spread faster than the virus itself? How do we arm ourselves with knowledge and face this head on?

    Former TV journalist Hwee Goh and historian/artist David Liew collaborate yet again on a well researched, appealing book of stories, facts and findings for schoolchildren.

    The Change Makers series of books will build in children a strong sense of inquiry — to arm them with knowledge in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts to tackle this brave new world’s unknowns.

  • Hwee Goh is a MediaCorp scholar who spent 16 years in political broadcast news, and is the author of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s Wildlife Wonders and Singapore’s Sports Stars. She is also a communications professional who teaches media skills and provides editorial support to companies at The Media Consultants Singapore. However, her lifelong job is reading, and promoting reading. She is the non-commercial micro-influencer who runs Facebook Page, Hwee’s Book Share Club, from whence she gets her deep experience interacting with like-minded parents on all things books.

    David Liew is the talented illustrator behind the highly successful ten-book Ellie Belly series, that has sold 100,000 copies and which has been translated into a few languages. Dave also created Squirky of the five-book Squirky series, which won the SCWBI Crystal Kite Award 2016 for book 4. In 2014, he wrote and illustrated his own book, Nightmare on Eat Street, funded by the National Arts Council. Dave is currently the Regional Advisor to the Singapore Chapter of the International Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, although he spent his younger years as a history and art lecturer. Dave also spends his time as a sculptor at the Sleeping Iron Foundry.

ISBN: 9789814893459
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 96
Year Published: 2020