A Thief in the Night by


A Thief in the Night by

Chip Ear the leopard invites his two best friends over for a sumptuous meal of buffalo one day. The friends eat their fill and Chip Ear hangs the left over meat in his tree. In the middle of the night, the meat is stolen! Red Hair the lion suspects that Four Tooth the hyena must have taken it, but Chip Ear isn t so sure. Based on the Chinese idiom, (liang shang jun zi), which is typically used to refer to a thief, A Thief in the Night highlights the importance of being honest and having self-discipline through the endearing characters and witty narrative. This humorous story with lively illustrations is suitable for readers of all ages.

About the Author

J.H. Low has always been a passionate artist, illustrator and creator of stories. He holds a BA (Honours) in Fine Arts from the University of Leeds, UK, and a MA in Children s Books Illustration from the Anglia Ruskin University, UK. In 2009, he received Honourable Mention from the judges of the Macmillan Prize for Children s Picture Book Illustration for There Is Nothing Buried Here, which was translated into Chinese and became his first published book. J.H. s illustrations are spontaneous and masterful, and often imbued with a light touch of humour. He is the illustrator of Dragon s Egg (2012) by award-winning author, Carolyn Goodwin. He is also the author and illustrator of the much-loved children s book, Lost in the Gardens (2015), the first in a series of books on Singapore s attractions.

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32 pages


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Publication date

15th April 2016



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