Dream Island: The Mad, Mad World of Philip Yeo
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.
Philip Yeo was a curious boy who loved to read. He learnt a lot about the world from books, and went to Canada to study. Back in Singapore, he worked for the government and helped create jobs. One day, he gets an idea to combine seven islands into one and build chemical factories on it. Everyone thought it was a crazy idea. But Philip refused to give up.
Peh Shing Huei is a Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of several books, including the No. 1 bestseller Neither Civil Nor Servant: The Philip Yeo Story and Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story. He is a founding partner of content agency The Nutgraf, and former news editor and China bureau chief at The Straits Times.
Other books written and co-written by the author: Dream Island: The Mad, Mad World of Philip Yeo; Project 0812: The Inside Story of Singapore's Journey to Olympic Glory; Rings of Stars and Crescent: 70 Years of the Olympic Movement in Singapore; When the Party Ends: China's Leaps and Stumbles after the Beijing Olympics; Struck by Lightning: Singaporean Voices Post-1965
Lai Hui Li is a Singapore-born Malaysian who has always loved to draw. She studied animation at Nanyang Polytechnic, and is currently a full-time illustrator at CraveFX. Digital is her main medium, and she occasionally paints in other mediums too. She is the illustrator for Savitri: The Task for the Mighty Demon, Dream Island: The Mad, Mad World of Philip Yeo, Ace Agent Spycat and the Flying Sidekick and Freddy the Eager Fundraiser.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2017
Size: 210 x 260mm