The future leader of Singapore spent his growing up years doing what other children did in the 1920s. Harry liked to play with spinning tops, marbles, and kites—even fighting fish! While he was a little mischievous as a child, Harry worked hard in school to achieve academic success, eventually winning scholarships to attend the prestigious Raffles College.
Told in language accessible to young readers, this inspiring picture book about the childhood of Harry Lee Kuan Yew is one that parents, caregivers and teachers can share with children, providing the perfect opportunity for grown-ups to tell share with them his contributions to the country.
Shortlisted for the Red Dot Book Awards, ‘Younger Readers’ Category, 2014-2015
About the Author:
Patrick Yee is an award-winning illustrator of more than 100 children’s books. Some of his books include Harry Grows Up, Fann, Little Buddy, Winter Rabbit and On Being Happy. He is most well-known in the US for his Rosie Rabbit board book series, which has sold close to 100,000 copies and been translated into five languages. He has won the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration twice. He currently teaches at Nanyang Polytechnic, the Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts, the Spastic Children’s Association, and the AWWA Special School.
Size: 210 x 260mm
Published: September 2014