Prome has taken over the popular Leopop group Lion Legends as the Principal Lion Head and big brother. Taking his new role very seriously, he decides to make a pact with his loyal lion partner Mercury to ban dating and concentrate on their careers. But their plans go awry when both meet two curious girls with strong personalities. Meanwhile, the Legends find themselves under attack. First it was cyberbullying, then a garbage bomb and an almost fatal food poisoning. Why is this anti-fan targeting Prome and Mercury?
"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 Honouree 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, author of The Darcy Moon Series and former regional coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (Singapore)
About the Author
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. 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. She graduated from Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Raffles Junior College and National University of Singapore.
Size: 129mm x 198mm
Published: January 2020