About the Book
Voices Under the Sun is a companion children's book to From Syonan to Fuji-Go: The Story of the Catholic Settlement of Bahau in WWII Malaya about the lives of those who went to the Catholic settlement of Bahau during World War II.
For children: Can you imagine how war might affect your life? This book tells the amazing story of how the lives of three children were changed by World War II in Malaya. Read their diaries, letters and other documents to work out what happened to them…
For parents: Looking for a different kind of book to engage your child? Written in the form of both primary and secondary sources such as diaries, letters and discursive texts, this book will enable them to develop their skills of historical deduction but in addition to being an interesting and informative historical story, this book is also an educational resource for English writing.
About Fiona Hodgkins
Fiona Hodgkins is a primary school teacher who has taught in England, Zimbabwe, Sharjah, Trinidad, Venezuela, Dubai and Singapore. A History graduate, whose passion for delving into the past has influenced her teaching, she has written Voices Under the Rising Sun for children as a companion piece to From Syonan to Fuji-Go, an in-depth book based on her research into the settlement of Bahau. She is married with three children and spends her life between England and Singapore where she works as an Educational Consultant.