Filipino Children's Favorite Stories

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C. E. Tuttle, Sep 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Philippine fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture.

Filipino Children's Favorite Stories presents thirteen well-loved myths and tales from the Philippines. These stories will enchant six to ten year old readers around the world with their wit and charm. Many of the tales have been transmitted from mother to child over centuries, and cover classic childhood themes—such as the forces of good triumphing over evil, children rebelling against adults and the weak prevailing over the strong.

Narrated with an international audience in mind and illustrated with whimsical watercolors by award-winning artist Joanne de Leon, this is a must-have collection of tales for anyone interested in the Philippines.

Featured Filipino stories include:
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz Around Our Ears
  • The Magic Lake>
  • The Deer and the Snail
  • Why the Cock Crows
  • The Prince's Bride
The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

One of a number of these 'children's favorite stories' titles - Balinese Children's Favorite Stories| , Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, etc. - currently ... Read full review

Beautiful stories with lessons learned!

User Review  - Anika - Borders

Pros: Old time stories with something for children to learn and something for adults remember about life! Cons: Unless you understand the Asian culture you may not fully appreciate the stories and ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Liana Elena Fomula, born in the Philippines, is the proprietor of R&G Publications, a custom-publishing firm based in Manila. She is also a writer and editor specializing in juvenile and young-adult fiction. Fomulo has also worked as an editor and managing editor for a leading publisher of children's mass-market fiction.

Joanne De Leon is an award-winning illustrator who received her B.F.A. from University of Philippines. She currently works as a freelance book illustrator and graphic designer. Her illustrations have appeared in many children's books, including The Termite Queen and Other Classic Philippine Earth Tales and Tiger on the Wall.

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