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Lizard's Tale

Lizard's Tale (Paperback)

By Chan, Weng Wai

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A heart-racing middle-grade adventure mystery set on the streets of Singapore against the backdrop of World War II, exploring issues of belonging, race and diversity

ISBN 9781925603910
Barcode 9781925603910
Published 2 July 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925603910
ISBN-10 1925603911
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 2 July 2019
International Release Date 27 February 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Chan, Weng Wai
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 302g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 988016

Description of this Book

t?s Singapore in 1940, war is just around the corner-but twelve-year-old Lizard doesn?t know that. He lives in Chinatown above a tailor?s shop, surviving on his wits and hustling for odd jobs.When he steals a small teak box containing a Japanese code book from a Raffles Hotel suite, he finds himself in a dangerous world of wartime espionage. Lizard doesn?t know who to trust. How is the mysterious book inside the box connected to his friend Lili, a girl full of secrets and fighting skills? Can he trust her, or will she betray him in the end?Lizard?s Tale is an action-packed adventure for middle-grade readers, set in a British colony in Asia as the Japanese invasion of Singapore looms.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I loved streetwise Lizard; his loyalty, grit and optimism as he grapples with the criminal underworld, his lost uncle and the shadowy manoeuvres and menaces of WWII. Funny, moving and full of action, Lizard's Tale is a spy story where the kids are more than capable of handling themselves, the stakes are high and there's a surprise or secret around every corner. * Leanne Hall *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Weng Wai Chan was born and grew up in Singapore. She now lives in Auckland with her husband and three children. Lizard's Tale is her first book.

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