About the book
Panjang: The Tall Boy Who Became Prime Minister
Panjang is the tallest kid around. He hates standing out, but little does he know, he’s on his way to greater heights … This book tells the childhood story of Singapore’s second prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, and how he conquered his self-consciousness to become a leader. This “tall” tale inspires children to embrace the things that make them different.
About the Author
Peh Shing Huei is a Singapore Literature Prize-winning author of several books, including the No. 1 bestseller Neither Civil Nor Servant: The Philip Yeo Story. He is a founding partner of content agency The Nutgraf, and former news editor and China bureau chief at The Straits Times. Panjang: The Tall Boy Who Became Prime Minister is his second children’s book, after Dream Island: The Mad, Mad World of Philip Yeo.