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Book Review: Ace Agent Spycat and the Flying Sidekick

Book Review: Ace Agent Spycat and the Flying Sidekick

#BuySingLit, Read Our Stories - Ace Agent Spycat and the Flying Sidekick When penguin king Blackwing encases the tropical island of Boracay in the Philippines in unseasonal snow and ice, ace agent Spycat is on the case! Based on an original short animation shown in 33 countries, Ace Agent Spycat and the Flying Sidekick is an action-packed adventure written by Darren Lim, filled with spy gadgetry, a generous sprinkling of humour, and heroes saving the day from nefarious plots. Spinning quite a few different plot threads together, from the mysterious kidnapping of Professor Wolff to the introduction of Spycat’s new partner,...

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Book Review: The Happy Hunter

Book Review: The Happy Hunter

Sundays are for Reading - The Happy Hunter by Roger Duvoisin When Mr. Bobbin watches the hunters go past from the bench by his front door, he’s so filled with admiration for their shiny guns that he decides to be a hunter too. So begins The Happy Hunter, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 1962, a charming and lighthearted fable of how animals and humans can live together in harmony. Initially, clad in his hunter’s gear, Mr. Bobbin’s first forays as a hunter makes animals take fright.  But it isn’t long before they discover his approach always comes...

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Book Review: Because of Mr. Terupt

Book Review: Because of Mr. Terupt

Sundays are for Reading - Because of Mr. Terupt She looked at Mr. Terupt. I was close enough to hear her say, “There’s magic in this room with you here, Mr. Terupt. Magic.” -Because of Mr. Terupt   Mr. Terupt arrives at Snow Hill School at the start of the school year, bringing with him more fun, excitement, and drama than any of the seven narrators of this book would have dreamed that school could hold. Through his unique connection with each student and his methods of making school interesting, readers will come to see how a single teacher can...

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Book Review: Queen of the Sky

Book Review: Queen of the Sky

On the banks of the Kallang River in the year 1937, a young girl met the pilot Amelia Earhart, and her dreams changed forever.

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