On the cover of diverse book Phoenix Song, a Malaysian boy holding a magic Chinese flute gazes up at the sky as red phoenix feathers float around him
In a scene from Phoenix Song, a Malaysian boy and his family prepare a birthday feast
In a scene from Phoenix Song, a Malaysian boy plays a Chinese flute from within a bamboo grove
In a scene from Phoenix Song, a Malaysian boy stands within a flowering bamboo grove, gazes up at the sky and listens
In a scene from Phoenix Song, a red, orange and blue Malaysian phoenix soars above a bamboo grove

Phoenix Song

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Written by TUTU DUTTA | Illustrated by MARTINA PELUSO


Arohan is desperate for a guitar, so when his grandmother gives him a plain old bamboo flute for his birthday, he is understandably a little upset. But the xiao is steeped in the myths and legends of China and has its own special magic...

A touching and courageous story of a young boy’s love for his family and the magical things that can happen when you listen to your heart.


‘Truly amazing. An excellent introduction to traditional Malaysian stories in a modern setting’ – The School Librarian

'Phoenix Song will have children gripped as they get right behind its young hero, whom they will completely take to their hearts' – Mirrors, Windows, Doors

Book Details

Reading Age: 4-6 years
Extent: 32 pages
Book size: 24 x 24 cm
Pub Date: 12th October 2015
ISBN (softcover): 978-0-9932253-4-5

Customer Reviews

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Too old for fairy tales?

Nonsense! A wonderful mix of old and new with a bamboo forest that comes to life, a stunning phoenix that rises above it all and a little boy who manages to do the impossible because his Grandma believes in him.