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About Adeline Foo

Adeline is a graduate of the National University of Singapore, with 15 years of corporate public relations and advertising experience. She is a mother of three.

In 2006, Adeline received the inaugural First Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative Award given by the Media Development Authority of Singapore and the National Book Development Council of Singapore. Identified as the media authorities as one of Singapore’s forerunners in children’s book writing, she has received support to publish four books featuring denizens of a tropical rainforest, Ben’s Friends from the Rainforest, Secret Hoarder, Lost in the Secret Garden and The Midnight Tree. Her books were published by Booksmith.

Following the success of the first book, which was adapted into a cartoon and aired on national TV and showcased at an animation fair in MIPTV, Cannes, Adeline was supported by the National Heritage Board to develop a series of Singapore Peranakan Stories in 2008. This series of early history books for young readers showcases the unique Chinese-Malay-Eurasian immigrant hybrid culture of the Peranakans, in The Beaded Slippers, The Kitchen God, Chilli Padi and The Amulet. Published by Ethos Books, the Peranakan books have received excellent media reviews and have made their way to the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, and Singapore Day held in Melbourne, in October 2008.

In March 2009, Adeline saw two more of her Rainforest Friends titles released as animation shorts and aired on OKTO, Singapore’s premier Kids’ TV Channel. She has also released four new books; Monsters on the Wall, The Thing Under My Bed, Nu Nu The Ring-Necked Monster and Guai Wu The Monster Child, based on the genre of “Monsters in the Mind” (Check them out at www.ethosbooks.com.sg). The Diary of Amos Lee, published by Epigram, is Adeline’s 13th book which was released in London in celebration of Singapore Day, in April 2009. The first book and its sequel, Girls, Guts and Glory, are ranked as national best sellers in Singapore, as of April 2010.