March 30, 2021
When I think of a children’s novel, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the dawn of the second world war in Singapore; and yet that is exactly where Lizard’s Tale – written by Weng Wai Chan – is set. War as a setting for a children’s fiction is one of those dicey things, but if done right it can be an accelerating tale and a way to introduce young people to that unfortunate reality.
The book follows Lizard, a 12 year old boy who lives hand-to-mouth after his guardian, Uncle Archie, goes missing. Read more