Tarita Kaur Dadwall
My name is Tarita Kaur Dadwall and I am 12 years old this year. I am studying in Raffles Girls’ Primary School and I was 11 years old when I wrote my story – The Clock Maker. I love to read a wide variety of books and writing is my form of releasing stress. Besides that, I play the piano and guitar and fence every week. The Young Author’s Scheme is fantabulous scheme to encourage young avid readers to write and explore unknown boundaries. Writing takes me across unknown spheres of imagination and soothes me after a hard day of school. I heard about the Young Author’s Scheme when I was in Primary 3 and I have been writing ever since. I am grateful to Ms Catherine Khoo and her team for the undaunted work and time they have put into, into developing astute writers. They have encouraged me to write year after year, neither for the prize nor recognition, but simply for the joy of and penning down my ‘string’ of unimaginable thoughts – which spin into a ‘yarn’ of a story.
Books by Tarita Kaur Dadwall
I am Death, or rather Death’s apprentice. I do the task of carrying souls up to my master, for him to judge their fates. But one day, while I was roaming the town of Stuttgart, looking for souls, I saw a girl holding a picture in her hands. It was a picture of Death and although it was hand drawn it looked so real. However, she quickly burnt it, in fear of me. Fear of Death. That was what drew me to her.
Victoria is the granddaughter of a renowned clockmaker. She works from morning to night without any time for gallivanting. Then one day, a strange and mysterious lady comes into the shop with a peculiar watch. She only realises its power to travel back in time after two occurrences. Now, she is on a quest to save her mother. Will she succeed or will she fail? Find out about it, in this heart touching story with an element of science-fiction and imagination.