Pages from the life of golden boy Schooling
Three new books about S'pore's Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling
His mother jokes around with him, as Joseph Schooling scrunches up his face in laughter - a beautiful moment captured by the lens.
This is one of the many photos published in Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling, a 96-page book documenting the Singaporean's historic swimming journey over the past year.
All the photos in this book were taken by Mr Alvin Toh, 45, veteran photojournalist. They include 60 photos of Joseph Schooling that have never been published before.
INSIDE LOOK: The photo book Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling features pictures taken by photojournalist Alvin Toh, including these of Schooling hugging his father at Changi Airport PHOTOS: ALVIN TOH
The book is one of three featuring Singapore's first Olympic gold medal winner.
The other two books, authorised biographies titled Schooling Joseph and From Kid to King, are written by current and former sports journalists from The Straits Times, and published by Straits Times Press.
Schooling Joseph compiles more than a decade of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) coverage of the national swimmer.
It documents Schooling as a child, his relocation to the United States to pursue swimming, and finally, him emerging victorious in the Rio Olympics 2016.
The main text in the 148-page book is written by former Straits Times sports correspondent Chan U-Gene.Cooling down after evening training in Texas. PHOTOS: ALVIN TOH
The Straits Times senior sports correspondent Rohit Brijnath wrote the prologue and epilogue.
The book also features intimate family photos of the Olympic champion as a toddler and motivational notes written by his mother, May Schooling.
The second book, titled From Kid To King, is a children's book written by The Straits Times news editor Marc Lim, the paper's former sports editor. It also features illustrations by Ministry of Communications and Information scholar Darel Seow.
Over the next week, members of the public can meet the swimming star at a series of events. (See report on right.)
Tomorrow, Schooling will be at a book signing session for his photo book, Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling.
INSIDE LOOK: The photo book Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling features pictures taken by photojournalist Alvin Toh, including these of Schooling hugging his father at Changi Airport, cooling down after evening training in Texas and having a phone conversation with his grandmother (above). PHOTOS: ALVIN TOH
He will also make an appearance at the SPH News Centre in Toa Payoh North on Monday to sign 22 pre-sold limited-edition copies of Schooling Joseph.
He will be reading From Kid To King to a group of Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund beneficiaries.
Members of the public can buy the books at the event from noon to 4pm.
From 1pm, Schooling will sign books for the first 50 buyers in the queue.
Straits Times Press will donate 20 per cent of all book sale proceeds to the School Pocket Money Fund.
Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling is priced at $24.90.
From Kid To King is retailing for $16 (including GST), while Schooling Joseph is $27.82 (including GST). The books are available at leading bookstores here.
Where to see S'pore's first Olympic gold medallist in person
Make-A-Wish foundation event at Ngee Ann City with Watsons
Book signing for Hello, My Name Is Joseph Schooling at Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City
Monday, Nov 21
Book signing for Schooling Joseph and From Kid To King at Singapore Press Holdings News Centre
Wednesday, Nov 23 3.30pm
Thursday, Nov 24
Make-A-Wish foundation event at Kallang Wave Mall