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Top student. Top basketball player.
Yet taunted, jeered at, despised.
Because he's poor. Because he's fatherless.
When Ayush, an Indian-Chinese street kid, gets accepted into Singapore's most prestigious boys' school, he thinks he can start life afresh. No one will know of his shady past, not when his newfound friend is but a fat, bumbling and innocent boy by the name of Lasso. Lasso's just like him, another basketball maniac.
But Lasso has something Ayush doesn't a father...and the beautiful Ariel, a mermaid acting in a school play. When Ayush's dangerous past comes hurtling back to torment him, he unwittingly gets his friends involved with gangsters.
Can he find a way to free himself from the gang? And will he let his jealousy get in the way of saving Lasso and Ariel?
Thomas Titans: Men Among Boys is a moving coming-of-age tale with an unusual cast of characters.
About the Author
Adeline Foo completed her Master's of Fine Arts degree at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts on a Singapore Media Development Authority scholarship. She has 21 published children's books, seven of which are national best-sellers. Adeline's The Diary of Amos Lee series is published in Singapore, India, Indonesia, China and now, the Slovak Republic. It has been adapted for a ten-part TV series on Singapore's MediaCorp children's channel, okto, and adopted as a secondary school English textbook for 13-year-olds.
One of her picture books, Nu Nu,The Ring-Necked Monster, is being developed into a children's play. Besides working on the screenplay for Thomas Titans, Adeline is also developing a game app Are You A Dodo? partnered with Singapore's most profitable gaming house. For author updates, please refer to www.adelinefoo.com.
Written by Adeline Foo, the bestselling author of The Diary of Amos Lee
A moving tale of a half-Indian, half-Chinese boy
A great read for young adults and grown-ups alike