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The Very Solid Adventures of Handsome Hock and Champion Poh - cover

The Very Solid Adventures of Handsome Hock and Champion Poh

Phua San San

Publisher: Epigram Books

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The Very Solid Adventures of Handsome Hock and Champion Poh is a collection of childhood stories and memories of two boys who grew up in Singapore in the 1970s. Handsome Hock and Champion Poh live in the same block of HDB flats in Toa Payoh. They are curious and adventurous seven-year-olds, who become fast and best friends after their first meeting. Always full of energy, they get up to all sorts of mischief and have awesome adventures. 
"Solid book! Thanks for bringing such joy!" 
—nana & bird store 
"Reading this book, all told in rhyme, you will find out how life was divine in the 1970s." 
—Faith, 8

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