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Title Big Tree in a Small Pot  
ISBN 9789814779753
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
Josephine Chia
Specifications 130mm x 198mm / 136pp / Paperback
Publication Date May-2018
Target Audience Middle Graders and Teenagers
Price (SGD) SGD 13.97
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About the Book

Privileged,  sensitive  and  smart,  Eric  Teo  learns  by  accident that he has a Peranakan grandmother – a woman with a dark past  who  isn’t  allowed  to  see  him.  Curiosity,  together  with simmering tensions at home, drives him to go on a search for her to unearth the truth.

Rajah – thoughtful, unflappable and visually impaired – lives modestly  with  his  music-loving  family,  who  do  their  best  to help him live a normal life.

When the two boys meet, each brings with him something the other must learn, and a friendship is forged that will change them  both. Then,  a  tragic  event  occurs,  and  their  newfound bond is put to the test. Set in modern-day Singapore, Big Tree in a Small Pot explores the meanings of friendship, family, loss and the values we live by.

About the Author

Winner of the 2014 Singapore Literature Prize for Kampong Spirit: Gotong Royong, her memoir of growing up in a village in Singapore in the 50s and 60s, Josephine Chia graduated with an honours degree in Philosophy (reading English and Philosophy) from the University of Singapore in 1979 and later achieved a Masters in Creative Writing at the Bath Spa University College (UK). She was one of the twelve winners of the Ian St. James Awards for short fiction in 1992, and the first Singaporean to win that award. Since then, she has also gathered other awards and prizes for her short stories.
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