11.00-12.30pm Book signing: Kailash / Tulip written by Sue Quek illustrated by Khairul Azmir Shoib Meet Khairul Azmir Shoib Meet Sue Quek Art talk and book discussion
Quek Sue Yian
Once, the savannah was a land of plenty. The rivers run broad and swift, waterholes overflowed with fresh, clean water and the grass grew juicy and green. The Okapi and Zebra lived together in peace and harmony. One day, there rose a new Okapi leader called Strap. He declared war on all Zebra and so they fought. In those terrible times, a little zebra was born. His name was Kailash, meaning mountain. This is the story of Kailash and how he survived in a foreign land.
Recommended by the International Youth Library in Munich and included in the Honour List of the International Board of Books for Young People.
KHAIRUL AZMIR SHOIBor Meme as he is better known, belongs to a new generation of Malaysian artists who are both challenging and contemporary. The art in this book is influenced by post-Gothic elements, infusing fantasy, horror and mystery. He masterly depicts the dark confusing emotional upheaval of Kailash with vivid expression underlining sublimely the themes of isolation, fear and suspicion.
QUEK SUE YIAN has published short stories and articles for newspapers. Kailash is Sue's first venture in writing a story for children and adults alike. She is the founder of One-for-One Books, a not-for-profit organisation that distributes books to less privileged children. She is also the publisher of MagicBird Publishing that publishes picture books that encourages children to ask questions. The books are part of her Wisdom Club for children.
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