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The Very Solid Adventures of Handsome Hock and Champion Poh

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The Very Solid Adventures of Handsome Hock and Champion Poh is a collection of childhood stories and memories of two boys who grew up in Singapore in the 1970s. Handsome Hock and Champion Poh live in the same block of HDB flats in Toa Payoh. They are curious and adventurous seven-year-olds, who become fast and best friends after their first meeting. Always full of energy, ...more
Paperback, First, 80 pages
Published September 2013 by Epigram Books

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Yongqing
Apr 21, 2016 Yongqing rated it really liked it
I was enchanted by this book. The illustrations are so, *so* charming. I read this at the bookshop, and by the time I'd reached the end of the first chapter ("How to Curry-Pok"), it was a given that I'd buy it, and I was already planning who to loan the book to.

The story follows two boys who run around the HDB heartlands, fighting bullies, drinking milo, and catching fish in longkangs. It's told in rhyming verse, with illustrations taking up at least half of every page, and I love how it doesn'
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Phua San San is currently the Associate Director of Internal Communications at KPMG, where she edits the firm’s weekly internal newsletter, circulated to more than 2,000 employees. She is also the illustrator of I Don’t Want Mei Mei Anymore!, a children’s picture book written by Lynn Lee, which was a winner in the 2008 First Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative, and shortlisted fo ...more
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