SHOP NOW—free delivery anywhere in Australia

Member Loginmenu
Your basket is empty
Lizard's Tale

It’s Singapore in 1940, war is just around the corner—but twelve-year-old Lizard doesn’t know that. He lives in Chinatown above a tailor’s shop, surviving on his wits and hustling for odd jobs.

When he steals a small teak box containing a Japanese code book from a Raffles Hotel suite, he finds himself in a dangerous world of wartime espionage. Lizard doesn’t know who to trust. How is the mysterious book inside the box connected to his friend Lili, a girl full of secrets and fighting skills? Can he trust her, or will she betray him in the end?

Lizard’s Tale is an action-packed adventure for middle-grade readers, set in a British colony in Asia as the Japanese invasion of Singapore looms.

Weng Wai Chan
About the Author

Weng Wai Chan was born and grew up in Singapore. She now lives in Auckland with her husband and three children.Lizard’s Tale is her first book.

Read Moreright
Extent:
320pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
2 July 2019
ISBN:
9781925603910
AU Price:
$16.99
NZ Price:
$21.00
Reading age:
9+
starstarstarstarstar
starstarstarstarstar
Loading Rating
Praise for Weng Wai Chan
andLizard’s Tale

I loved streetwise Lizard; his loyalty, grit and optimism as he grapples with the criminal underworld, his lost uncle and the shadowy manoeuvres and menaces of WWII. Funny, moving and full of action, Lizard’s Tale is a spy story where the kids are more than capable of handling themselves, the stakes are high and there’s a surprise or secret around every corner.

Other editions ofLizard’s Tale