Prominent Singaporeans

Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid: How Vanda Miss Joaquim Became Singapore's National Flower

| Illustrator: Muhammad Noh Arjuna
Publisher: Epigram Books

Shortlisted for the 2019 Singapore Book Awards (Best Children's Picture Book)

This book is a part of the Prominent Singaporeans series, which features individuals from Singapore's history who have contributed significantly to her growth.

In the 1800s, a girl named Agnes Joaquim was passionate about plants. She learned to grow cool-weather European vegetables in the heat of Singapore. As she grew up, she collected many prizes for her plants. One day, after many trials and difficulty, she created a brand-new orchid. She showed it to an orchid expert named Henry Ridley, who officially named the flower the Vanda Miss Joaquim. This is the story of how one woman's ingenuity and determination created a flower that became world-famous—and Singapore's National Flower in 1981.

Author :

James Wolf,

Linda Locke

Publisher :

Epigram Books

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ISBN : 9789814757423
Year of Publication : 2018
Format : Paperback
No. of Pages : 32
Dimensions : 210 x 260mm