- About the Book
- About the Author
"They say death is hardest on the living. It’s tough to actually say goodbye. Sometimes it’s impossible." - Dr Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy
Of fairies, a dragon and the moon
Ming Liang loses both her parents and longs to be with them. Instead of having an adult explain to her that life goes on, Moonchild gently takes the reader from grief to hope to love.
Moonchild is beautifully illustrated and suitable even as bedtime stories for the very young. It follows the journey of Ming Liang to the Moon Palace, where Moonfly Angel introduces Ming Liang to Moon Dragon.
Ming Liang gets to see her parents and is given a choice to return home to Grandpa and Grandma, or remain at the Moon Palace with her parents whom she has missed so much that she cries for them at night.
Which one does Ming Liang choose? Will she leave behind her grandparents to be with her parents or does she say goodbye to her parents?
Leslie Sim was 61 years old when he succumbed to his illness. Months after he died, his widow found the manuscript for Moonchild on yellowed pieces of paper.
As if he had known that many years ago of what would happen to him, Leslie had written Moonchild to serve as a reminder to the loved ones he left behind that as much as we long for the passed, we still have the living to share our love with.
Leslie spent a good portion of his working life in the newsrooms before making a career switch to investor relations consulting.
"Purple spoons with silver moons and pillows with doggos... but don’t dig too deep for symbols; it’s just Leslie. It’s pure Leslie. He had somehow managed to hide himself in Neverland. Moonchild rescues us from the horrors of death and leaves us a precious message from the other side. But, again, don’t try to derive too many lessons from Moonchild, because Leslie is not into all that. He’d just tell you to put on a pair of purple spectacles and go where your heart and mind lead."
- Pauline Loh, author of Lion Boy and Drummer Girl
Cover Type: Hard cover
Page Count: 40
Year Published: 2021
Size: 210mm x 148mm