“Mooty was a lovely, little mouse. He had twinkling eyes and a long, curly tail.” Created by Jessie Wee, ‘The Adventures of Mooty’ were some of the first Singaporean stories written for children.
About this book:
It is 1930s Singapore and war is raging in China and Europe. But for eight-year-old Sing and her nine brothers and sisters, life is carefree and fun at their wooden house in Palmer Road where they live with Mother, Father and Ah Seem. Join them as they go frog hunting, escape fierce guard geese, visit a ‘coolie room’, and head off on other exciting adventures in pre-war colonial Singapore.
This playful, fun-filled children’s book is based on the childhood experiences of 83-year-old first time author, Si-Hoe S.S., who is the ‘real’ Sing. In The House on Palmer Road, young readers will fall in love with the large but lovable family, and relive a magical though tumultuous time in Singapore’s past. Within the series of charming short stories, children will also gently encounter aspects of Singapore’s history through vividly-described landscapes, snatches of overheard conversations among the grown-ups, and the many people they ‘meet’, from itinerant hawkers to coolies and night soil men. The book is published with the support of the National Heritage Board.
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4 November: 6PM – 10PM
Weekends: 10AM – 7PM
9 – 11 Nov: 6PM – 10PM
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