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Ye Ye commemorates SGBicentennial

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Hot on the heels of the Singapore Bicentennial launch last night (Jan 28), Ye Ye has kicked off his own Bicentennial celebrations by visiting Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School. (more…)



Will be doing pop up reading and speed date with teachers at AFCC this year. I will be reading an excerpt from Lion Boy and Drummer Girl on Sep 6 (Thu) at 1pm.

If you’re coming to AFCC on September 6 & 7 around lunch time, let’s catch up!

KL Book Tour – The Two Heroes

Sri KL International4As part of my Scholastic KL Book Tour on April 25-26, I spoke at Sri KL International School. At the end of my talk, as was my norm, I challenged the children, “Write a better story than mine. If it’s good, I’ll put it on my blog!”
Well, Xin Ru has taken me up on my word and sent me her tale. So here it is. Presenting…

by Chuah Xin Ru (more…)

Scholastic KL Book Tour

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So grateful to Scholastic for making my wish come true! I wanted to present my books A Fighting Chance and Not in the Stars in Malaysian schools, so on April 25-26, Scholastic arranged for me to speak in three schools – Tenby International School, Idrissi International School and Sri KL International School.
I had a wonderful time. Some of the audiences were small and intimate, but in Sri KL International for example, the students were from Form 1 all the way to Form 6. All the children were very literate and well-spoken. They were very imaginative and creative.
Just some humourous ideas from the children themselves – The weapon of choice for Mr Bomber (the villain) is… a pencil. Yup, we had to crack our brains about how Mr Bomber was going to take over the world using… a pencil. Well, it is said that “the pen is mightier than the sword”!  🙂
Another highly-visual plot – our hero jumps from the 800m Burj Khalifa onto a moving plane, and battles to send the villain back into a magic portal which is behind a secret door approximately found on the 100th floor of the 211-storey building.
Their imaginations were still buzzing when I left. After I returned home, one of the students emailed me her story, which I will share in a later post!

Fiction:Brief-Lived Butterflies

As part of my Meet the Author Assembly Talks in primary schools, there will always be one segment where, together with 5 budding authors, I create a story. I always tell the students “We’re going to tell a brand new story now that has never been told before, and will never be told again—it will fly momentarily above your heads like a scintillating butterfly and then it will flit away, never to be seen again.” (more…)

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