Winner of 2019 Singapore Books Awards Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Title
Privileged, sensitive and smart, Eric Teo learns by accident that he has a Peranakan grandmother – a woman with a dark past who isn’t allowed to see him. Curiosity, together with simmering tensions at home, drives him to go on a search for her to unearth the truth.
Rajah – thoughtful, unflappable and visually impaired – lives modestly with his music-loving family, who do their best to help him live a normal life.
When the two boys meet, each brings with him something the other must learn, and a friendship is forged that will change them both. Then, a tragic event occurs, and their newfound bond is put to the test. Set in modern-day Singapore, Big Tree in a Small Pot explores the meanings of friendship, family, loss and the values we live by.