Farrer Park: Rhyming Verses from a Singapore Childhood by Ann Peters (Paperback)
Shortlisted for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2013
Selected for National Library Board’s READ! Singapore 2013
In this collection of charming poems, local editor Ann Peters tells the stories of her wondrous, carefree childhood in Singapore from a child’s point of view. The characters in Ann’s rhyming verses embody the spirit of the people and places that the author grew up among, and which she wishes to share with the children of today.
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"I bought a copy of Farrer Park today and am so happy with it. It’s a visually beautiful book, a pleasure to read and brought back warm memories of my own childhood (the longkang fishing, the ice ball man, the bakul man, marble games and trishaw rides) that made me smile in spite of myself. Highly recommended for anyone over 45 for a rush of beautiful memories and anyone younger for a loving look back into the charming Singapore of yesterday."