The House on Palmer Road
Written by Si-Hoe S.S. and Sim Ee Waun
Illustrated by Lim An-ling
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.
Woods in the Books recommendation:
A nostalgic romp through a childhood idyll of pre-war Singapore. The meticulously researched historical detail never detracts from the narrative, offering a delightful window into the past.