Adeline Foo

Adeline Foo is one of Singapore’s best-selling writers of fiction for young readers, and is now the author of 25 books. Adeline’s work ranges from picture books to the successful The Diary of Amos Lee series. A National University of Singapore alum with a MFA in Screenwriting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Adeline lives in Singapore with her husband and three kids.


Books by Adeline Foo

 

Glitz, glamour, and sleaze is what people may remember of the cabaret girls of yesteryear. With curiosity and an open mind, Adeline Foo sets out to uncover the lives of these women and how, even with few dreams and hopes to strive for, these women lived with much heart and courage despite society's disapproving eye. The music of the dance hall may have faded away, but this book carries the echoes of their dance steps, connecting us with a forgotten past that was inspired by faith, hope and charity. 

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Buster loves snacking just before bedtime. Take a peek under his bed and you’d find crumbs, discarded wrappers and half-eaten bits of food. One night, Buster hears strange noises from under his bed! A stomach growling, fingers drumming, feet scratching and a tongue sloshing! Is there really a monster on the prowl for food? Is Buster safe? Read this book and find out for yourself!

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Nu Nu runs into a tiger in the forest. Afraid that she might be eaten up by the hungry beast, she uses her wits to escape by enlisting the aid of a mighty ring-necked monster. Will she succeed? Inspired by the Chinese idiom 狐假虎威, this story, set in the exotic Indochinese rainforest, features a heart-stopping encounter between a ferocious tiger and a spunky girl from the Padaung tribe of Myanmar. The idiom 狐假虎威 (hu jia hu wei) —is used to symbolise making use of someone else’s power for one’s own ends.

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Kai-Kai is afraid to sleep at night. He sees monsters from shadows dancing across his wall! A giant lizard, a tarantula, a python and a large flying insect! What’s next? Is he going to be eaten? Now what Kai-Kai doesn’t know is that he has a secret protector in the night, a little princess who loves him very much. Be touched by the friendship between a boy and his princess as they battle to keep monsters at bay.

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Guai Wu looks different from other children. Because of this, they shun him and hurl ugly names and unkind words at him. One day, Guai Wu met a seamstress who took him into her house, and offered him food and shelter. Then, mysteriously, beautiful embroidered shoes started appearing in her home. Does Guai Wu have anything to do with them? And does he finally find acceptance for who he is?

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Two little girls found themselves caught up in the middle of an uprising in ancient China, as the Chinese revolted against their Mongol rulers. Against a backdrop of mystical Chinese lanterns and monstrous Japanese kites, this story traces the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival, weaving in the magic of mooncakes painted by one of Singapore’s pioneer artists, Georgette Chen.


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Puteh loses her amulet, a protective charm for health, in a fight with her best friend Itam. Without it, she feels unwell and has terrible nightmares. Read about the comical exploits of Itam and the amah, the family servant, when they try to help her. A story of friendship and loyalty, join the two children on a journey back in time to learn about two ancient Chinese traditions.

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Puteh has a new friend, Itam, a kitchen help adopted by her grandmother. The two children find themselves in trouble when they get into a fight in the kitchen. Itam is punished for Puteh’s misdeed. Read about how Puteh redeems herself with her new friend by using the magic of her beaded slippers.

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