Chun lives in a shophouse on Telok Ayer Street where bullock carts and richshaws clatter by. Her blissful life with her family and her beloved grandmother is upset by the new ideas of a man who looks Chinese but doesn't dress like one. He tells her father that Chun and her sisters should go to school. Mother firmly disagrees. Chun turns to her wise grandmother for help, but she keeps strangely quiet.
To make matters worse, the cook’s assistant, Boh Gnee, givers her the creeps – he is always staring at her. One day, he surprises her with something that changes both their lives.
“A captivating and heart-warming story of family life during the early days of Singapore's Chinatown – a story growing in Bessie’s heart and finally captured in writing rich in detail and colour.”
—Jessie Wee, Prize-winning children's book author
Cover Type: Softcover
Year Published: 2005