Puteri Gunung Ledang

Title of Picture Book: Puteri Gunung Ledang

Author: Maslina Md Nor

Illustrator: Maslina Md Nor

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): MPH, Malaysia

Publisher’s Blurb: One night, Sultan Mahmud Shah, the ruler of Melaka, was visited by a wonderful lady in a dream. The lady is Puteri Gunung Ledang, the princess who has guarded Gung Ledang for hundreds of years. Sultan Mahmud Shah orders his men, led by Lasamana Hang Tuah, to Gunung Ledang to convey his marriage proposal to her. Will Hang Tuah fulfil his duty?

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): Places, History

5 Keywords (other than themes): legend, Melaka, princess, mountain, sultan

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A straight forward retelling of a Malaysian legend.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-967-415-463-9

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

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You Belong to Me

Title of Picture Book: You Belong to Me

Author: Mamoru Suzuki

Illustrator: Mamoru Suzuki

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Museyon, USA (http://www.museyon.com/shop/)

Publisher’s Blurb: (no blurb)

Original Japanese title: Anata Ga Daisuki
Translated into English by Mariko Shii Gharbi

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, nature

5 Keywords (other than themes): feelings, love, animals

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A charming book with few words and lovely illustrations that feels warm and fuzzy.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-1-940842-12-7

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

The Circle

Title of Picture Book: The Circle

Author: Ken Spillman

Illustrator: Manjari Chakravarti

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Armour Publishing, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Do we really care about the Others? Do the Others care about the other Others? What do we do when forests are shrinking away to nothing?

The Circle is an inspiring story with globally-relevant themes. It is a modern parable about the most important issues of our time. It evokes innocence and the corrosive power of social pressure, exclusion and bullying.

In a troubled world, The Circle celebrates our universal need for understanding and peace.

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): Friends

5 Keywords (other than themes): friendship, environment, bullying, earth, inclusion

Brief Review (in under 50 words): As it is based on an abstract concept, older readers would enjoy this picture book.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4597-09-8

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses