Filipino Children's Favorite Stories

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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 ...

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Overview

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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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-A compilation of 13 short folktales, many of them classics of the Filipino culture. Many of the themes are universal in nature. Tales of greed and laziness and their consequences, nature's ways, family love and loyalty, and humorous trickster tales are all included. Many of the selections have counterparts from other cultures. "The Deer and the Snail" is a "Tortoise and the Hare" variant, and children will recognize "The Prince's Bride" as "Beauty and the Beast" with a twist. Others are quite different, such as "Why Mosquitoes Buzz Around Our Ears," which is surprisingly unlike the well-known African tale. "The Battle of the Sea and Sky" is a particularly nice telling of the creation of the Philippine Islands. Each story is accompanied by de Leon's ink-and-watercolor illustrations. The artist has subtly paid tribute to the diversity of the islands by using a variety of styles in the costume, suggestive of the different regions. A lovely addition to folklore collections.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789625937656
  • Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Children Series
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 282,276
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

    Filipino Children's Stories Book

    My nine year old loves these stories! They all have great morals and values told through a variety of fun stories. We will cherish this book and read the stories over and over.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    WOW!

    This is a wonderful book the morals are good and they are such creative stories:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    They didnt spell philipino right...

    Havent read the book but they didnt spell philipino right...

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