Feng Feng Hutchins
Feng Feng Hutchins was born and raised in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Her first picture book, PLENTY SAIMIN was published by Island Paradise Publishing, USA. It was awarded the Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Children's Literature, Hawaii. Feng Feng also writes plays and one of her plays won the Resident Prize of the 2009 playwriting contest at Kumu Kahua Theatre. She has recently completed a collection of stories for young readers that celebrate the various festivals and cultural activities in Malaysia. Feng Feng lives in Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband and two children.
Plenty Saimin by Feng Feng Hutchins
When Feng Feng Hutchins was a child in Malaysia, the best part of her birthdays was watching her mother make long life noodle soup for her. She brought those fond memories with her when she came to America many years ago. Now while cooking noodles for her own children in Hawaii, she adds fresh ingredients from the island to make up this delicious saimin. She enjoys food so nearly all her writing includes cooking and eating. Plenty Saimin is her first children's picture book.
"This book is a tribute to the late 1950's rural life style here in Hawaii. A time when folks farmed the land and took care of one another so naturally. Something we'd like to always remember, continue to practice and pass on to youngsters."