The Girl Who Made It Snow in Singapore
by Masturah Alatas
Ariana, an eight-year-old schoolgirl, discovers one morning that her magical voice has the power to change the weather. She is subsequently forbidden by the authorities from using her supernatural powers to alter the climate, but she is not prevented from simply singing. Ariana, however, has to face criticism and opposition from certain circles as she tries to build her career as one of the world’s youngest and most intriguing sopranos.
At once heart-rending and amusing, The girl who made it snow in Singapore is a delightful allegorical tale of personal, social and cultural change for all readers, young and old, especially those interested in education and the nurturing of talent.
About the Author
Masturah Alatas (1967) was born and raised in Singapore, and has been living in Italy since 1992. She teaches English at the University of Macerata and is a Cambridge examiner for First Certificate.
Masturah has published in Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and is one of the twelve writers included in the Living Rights anthology (Flame Books, 2004). She has also published fiction in Italian to critical acclaim. Her most recent story, which is about how breastfeeding is viewed in different cultures, was presented at the Turin International Book Fair 2006 in the Lingua Madre section.
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Dimension: 157mm x 200mm