Panjang: The Tall Boy Who Became Prime Minister
- About the Author & Illustrator
Shortlisted for Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2020
Panjang is the tallest kid around. He hates standing out, but little does he know, he's on his way to greater heights...
This book tells the childhood story of Singapore's second prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, and how he conquered his self-consciousness to become a leader. This "tall" tale inspires children to embrace the things that make them different.
Peh Shing Huei is a Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of several books, including No. 1 bestsellers Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story and Neither Civil Nor Servant: The Philip Yeo Story. He is a founding partner of content agency The Nutgraf www.nutgraf.com.sg and former news editor and China bureau chief at The Straits Times.
Andrew Tan (also known as drewscape) is a freelance illustrator and an Eisner-nominated comic artist. He illustrates for print ads, magazines and also enjoys storyboarding and illustrating for picture book projects, and is always creating his own comics for fun. Andrew published his first graphic novel, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise, in 2012.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2019