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Samsui Girl

Samsui Girl

Amber is a tomboy who likes to sit with her legs up on the chair. Mother thinks that is very unladylike. She says only Samsui women put their legs up on a chair. To get her way, Amber decides to be a Samsui girl – at least for a day. Samsui Girl follows Amber’s adventures as she learns to look and work like a true Samsui woman. But it was not as easy as she thinks!

In the past few years, local historian/writer Ho Lee-Ling has been busy writing books for children based on Singapore’s rich history. In between writing Samsui Girl, Wayang Girl and Gasing Boy, Lee-Ling was working on commissioned works.


Print publisher: The History Workroom

Author: Ho Lee-Ling

Ho Lee-Ling is a Singapore writer and researcher. As former teacher and museum educator, she is passionate about researching and writing books about the Singapore experience especially for children. Her first book, Samsui Girl, was awarded a First-Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing grant in 2006. She has since written many other titles including picture books such as MJ’s classroom series.


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