SINGAPORE – When children’s book The Diary Of Amos Lee: I Sit, I Write, I Flush! first broke into The Straits Times bestseller list 10 years ago, its Singaporean author Adeline Foo was shocked.

“It was unheard of for a local children’s book that was not Mr Midnight (the horror series by Jim Aitchison under the pseudonym of James Lee) to make the bestseller list,” says Foo, 48.

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