- About the Author
Lion dance troupes from across Asia have gathered in Singapore to challenge the Lion Legends to the race of a lifetime. The stakes? The troupe’s future! As jealousy and betrayal swirl, Apple, the Legends’ youngest idol, finds that he must be the one to keep the brotherhood together. At the same time, he meets Charm, a fiery, monkey-like tomboy he can’t help but be drawn to…
"With delightful characters set in a riveting world, Pauline Loh's Lion Boys and Fan Girls is a fun and engaging page turner!"
—Ning Cai, author of the bestselling Misdirection
“With deft pen strokes, Pauline has made lion dance as enticing and trendy as K-pop. The novel is a page-turner packed with all the right elements: the handsome lion dance boys with their screaming hordes of teenage fans, the budding romance of a lion boy and a drummer girl, and the pulsating action of lion dances and old feuds. I cannot wait to see all the eye candy in the movie version!”
—Emily Lim, award-winning author and Mediacorp’s Singapore Woman Award Honoree 2013
“Lion Boy and Drummer Girl truly captures the essence of being young and in love. With the backdrop of the rich culture of Singapore and fascinating history of lion dance, the author spins a compelling story of two teens in the glitzy world of the idol industry. The book is will have readers hooked from the first sentence to the last.”
—Evangelique Poh, 20, avid reader and fiction lover
“Pauline and I are critique partners, and we had heady days giggling over ‘bare torsos’ and ‘taut muscles’ as we appraised each other’s stories. Lion Boy and Drummer Girl is almost like my own book! I am totally rooting for Ricky and Ying Ying.”
—Catherine Carvell, Australian author of the Darcy Moon series and Former Regional Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (Singapore)
Pauline Loh is an award-winning author of several non-fiction and children's titles, including Lion Boy and Drummer Girl, which was longlisted for the 2016 Epigram Books Fiction Prize, and its sequel, Lion Boys and Fan Girls. She is a winner of the First Time Writers and Illustrators Publishing Initiative 2009 and first runner-up for the Scholastic Asian Book Award 2012. Her books have been shortlisted for the Hedwig Anuar Book Award 2015, the Samsung KidsTime Author’s Award 2015 and the Singapore Book Awards 2016. A former journalist, she is also the director of Women Empowered for Work and Mothering and an ambassador of Singapore Memory Project.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 256
Year Published: 2021
Size: 129mm x 198mm