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About a year ago, World Scientific Singapore approached me to write an English adaptation of the Chinese classic, Journey to the West, for children aged 7-10 years old. After many months of reading, research, writing, revising and working with the illustrator, the first of three volumes is almost ready to greet the world! This is part of the Pop! Lit for Kids series which includes titles of Asian classics like The Malay Annals and Ramayana and Western classics like Sherlock Holmes, Around the World in Eighty Days and Robin Hood.

The series will be officially launched during the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) in late May, but you can pre-order the books from the link below. From now till 21 May, enter the code POPLIT15 to get a 15% discount for the set of 6 books!

Many thanks to publisher Ruth Wan for her vision, editor Roger Hiew for his advice and encouragement, the talented Ng Hui Fong for her beautiful illustrations, and the amazing team at World Scientific for making this possible!

Psst…check out Hui Fong’s other artwork at or She’s incredible!


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