- WINNER OF THE 2022 HEDWIG ANUAR BOOK AWARD
- WINNER OF THE 2022 SINGAPORE BOOK AWARD FOR “BEST YOUNG PERSONS TITLE”
- FINALIST FOR THE 2022 SINGAPORE BOOK AWARD FOR “BOOK OF THE YEAR”
- VOTED TOP TEN READERS CHOICE AT THE 2022 SINGAPORE BOOK AWARDS
Can a girl, armed only with stories, make her way through a land of myth, magic and monsters, to save her grandfather’s shattered memories before they’re forever lost?
His only cure? Memory Glue. To brew it, Alexis just needs eight ingredients: stuff like nose hair from a baku (dream-eater), sweat from a duyung (sea siren) and…
OK. Maybe some are tricky to find in local supermarkets.
To obtain them Alexis must journey to a realm where the fabled creatures from Grandpa’s folktales are alive in the flesh (and often flesh-eating).
At least she’ll have fun company: the nasty kenit (forest imp) who’d cast the horrible spell on Grandpa, and her no-nonsense Grandma, who harbours a secret that’ll change Alexis’ life forever.
Piece of cake, right?
Oh, there’s also a deadline.
Can Grandpa be saved before he’s forever lost to the mists within his mind?
Based on a true story.