The Ice Ball Man and Other Poems

The Ice Ball Man and Other Poems

$16.00Price

A delightful collection of poetry by the late Margaret McDaniels who moved to Singapore with her Chinese husband from Penang, in 1949.

SKU: 978-981-08-8884-8
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Margaret McDaniels, an American, moved to Singapore with her Chinese husband from Penang, David Leong, in 1949. In her 14-year sojourn here, she wrote and published many poems, including a significant number of poems for young readers. Her sharply-observed, lyrical poems address the natural and social world of Singapore-Malaya in the 1950s. The poems collected in The Ice Ball Man and Other Poems are from her previously well-loved published works that have gone out of print.

  • REVIEWS

    I was delighted to find poems that pictured the Singapore-Malayan world I lived in, in which the words that threaded the verses actually referenced the everyday objects and mirrored the everyday actions of my life.

    • Shirley Geok-lin Lim, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Leong’s poetry encourages readers to explore a myriad of emotions, She focuses on the everyday and the mundane, elevating such scenes and experiences into the realm of the poetic by effectively capturing a range of shifting nuanced moods from the plaintive to the wondrous.

    • Angelia Poon, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • BOOK DETAILS

    • Title: The Ice Ball Man and Other Poems
    • Author: Margaret McDaniels
    • ISBN: 978-981-08-8884-8
    • Book: Size 205mm x 125mm (hardback)
    • Pages: 112
    • Price: $ 16 (before GST)
    • Distributed by Word Image Pte Ltd