Something for Daphne Lee to cheer about!
Author and illustrator Iain Buchanan will be at Badan Warisan Malaysia this Saturday (17th) at 11.00 a.m. to talk about the creation of his new children's book Fatimah's Kampung.
Learn about his labour of love and grab this opportunity to see some of the large scale original art works that went into the making of this book.
This Malaysian Edition is published by the Consumers' Association of Penang and is available for purchase at Badan Warisan's Gift Shop. The book retails at RM65 per copy (paperback version).
Buchanan says about the book :
I needed to give my nieces and nephews, and their children, a picture of how wonderful the world can be - and a warning of how barren we can let it become; I needed to do this in a way which young and old could share, which would appeal to reason - and which would touch the heart as well.Badan Warisan Malaysia is at No 2 Jalan Stonor, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
So I set out to rescue, from those twenty years of lectures, a picture book for children about the life and death of a landscape. I wanted to tell the story of a forest, a village, and a city, and the succession from one to the other. I wanted to capture the drama of the change, what it meant to the landscape and the people who lived in it; and I wanted to do this in a way that could celebrate the detail of life, its different scales, textures, colours - from the broad panorama of a forest or a city skyline, to the minutiae of things, like the fretwork on a balcony or the ants on a leaf. A book like this, I reckoned, would do all I needed to do: it would celebrate the joys that Malaysia had given me.
To register, please call Yuana at the Secretariat, tel: 03 - 2144 9273 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidentally, Iain Buchanan will be appearing at this month's readings@seksan on 31st January. (More details later.)