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The Hidden History of the Istana

PART OF Open House Adventures SERIES
Publisher: Epigram Books , The Istana

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  • About the Illustrator
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    Join best friends Zulkifli, Priya, Jing Kai and Julailah as they discover Istana's hidden history during an open house!

    • Activity sheets at the back
    • Filled with mystery and adventure to ensure that kids keep turning the page
    • Specially commissioned to commemorate Istana's 150th anniversary
    • Looking at the Istana in a way that we've never done

    While Zulkifli, Priya, Jing Kai and Julailah are hoping to meet the President, they bump into a volunteer gardener instead, the mysterious Uncle John, who leads them to an incredible escapade that is beyond their wildest dreams.

    In the building, the four children hear interesting tales of Istana's past. Before you know it, it's time to leave and the kids cannot wait to come back for another open house.

    Bonus: a mini Istana cut-out included!

  • Elvin Ching works as an illustrator and storyboard artist in Singapore. He is the illustrator of several Danger Dan and Gadget Girl books and all of the Secrets of Singapore series; his cover for Secrets of Singapore: National Museum won best children’s book cover at the Popular Reader’s Choice Awards 2017. In his free time, he likes to create his own little comics. His short stories have been published in the Eisner-nominated comics anthology Liquid City. He has also illustrated trading cards for Marvel, comics for the Pangu series of books by Martha Keswick and a comic book series written by Kelly Bender. Elvin has too many comic books at home. He has so many comics that there are some he hasn’t even found time to read yet!

ISBN: 9789811427138
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 48
Year Published: 2019
Size: 220mm x 170mm