Invisible Enemies: A Handbook on Pandemics That Have Shaped Our World


A fully-illustrated, sharply-curated book on modern epidemics to arm young readers with easily digestible bite-size pieces of information to face challenges head-on with confidence.

  • Provides a well-researched and curated overview of modern epidemics in an engaging storytelling format
  • Combines histories, stories, facts and findings to provide an all-encompassing view and understanding of the topic
  • Encourages critical thinking and analysis

What is SARS and how did it rock the world in 2003? Patient Zero steps into an elevator in a foreign country and unknowingly carries the virus back to Singapore. This Super Spreader sparks 238 infections . . . and 33 patients die.

What of the COVID-19, also a coronavirus like SARS? Has fear of the virus spread faster than the virus itself? How do we arm ourselves with knowledge and face this head on?

Former TV journalist Hwee Goh and historian/artist David Liew collaborate yet again on a well researched, appealing book of stories, facts and findings for schoolchildren.

The Change Makers series of books will build in children a strong sense of inquiry — to arm them with knowledge in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts to tackle this brave new world’s unknowns.

About the Author
Hwee Goh is classically trained at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. The MediaCorp scholar then spent 16 years in political broadcast news, before branching out to writing for children. She also teaches media skills and provides editorial support to companies at The Media Consultants Singapore. She is followed on @hweezbooks, where she continues her lifetime love for curating stories.

About the Illustrator
David Liew is a prolific artist/sculptor who has illustrated several bestselling book series. This book has especially enabled David to return to his history-educator roots. He also supports fellow authors and illustrators as the Regional Advisor to the Singapore Chapter of the International Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

ISBN: 9789814893459
Cover Type: Hardcover
Year Published: 2020
Language: English

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