Wednesday, November 20, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Hassan Hasaa'ree Ali, his Malay fantasy adventure book is about a boy who has to cope with asthma, deal with a school bully and fight paranormal forces

Time for holiday reading! To celebrate 8 years of Super Cool Books, I’ll be featuring a mega list of fellow kidlit writers and illustrators both from Singapore and beyond. New interviews every week. Do introduce their books to some young readers in your life! Latest updates here.

Hassan Hasaa'ree Ali

Types of kidlit books
Young adult

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
Zac Rushd: Perjanjian Kedua 1819. (RightInk Books; 2019)

Describe your style
Malay Urban Fantasy Adventure

How did you get started?
When I recall how much I enjoyed reading adventure fantasy series books as a teen. So I decided to write and share the joy of reading such books.

Where do you get story ideas?
Through lots of reading, day dreaming and many cuppa Teh-O

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Zac Rushd: Perjanjian Kedua 1819. It is a story about a Malay teenage boy who learns he's a descendent of the Panglima Kota (City Protector). He has to manage his asthma, a school bully and fighting paranormal forces.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Let them pick the books the want to read. It'll make reading more enjoyable for them.

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Go crazy with your ideas, the crazier the better.

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More variety in content.

Website: NA

The updated list here

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