Three Philippine folktales featuring Suwan, the most popular little boy in Philippine Folk Literature who has good intentions but not exactly the best of luck. This children's book series provides a keywhole peak on the true ideals of the Filipino people, the innate fun-loving nature and purity of the spirit that has withstood troublesome and tumultuous in history.
Katon sa Bahay Muna
Binubuo ng mga kawili-wiling kuwentong hinango sa Bibliya. Sadyang nilikha upang lalong makilala at mahalin ng mga bata ang Panginoong lumikha sa lahat ng bagay.
Dr. Genoveva Edroza-Malute, the dynamic woman who heads the Children's Book Division of Rex Book Store Inc. is a recipient of numerous awards from various award-giving bodies in the field of literacy arts including the prestigious Palanca Awards. She is an ETC graduate of the then Philippine Normal School. Later on, she took up BSE Major in English and Filipino at the University of Santo Tomas, subsequently acquiring her Master's degree in Filipino and Ph. D. Major in Education from the same university. When she retired from the academe in 1980, she concentrated on writing and publishing books which used to be just a hobby in 1963. To date, she has written a total of 45 books, both in English and Filipino.
This book recounts the misadventures of small coin,
Pepito Piso into a world entirely different from his sheltered existence
in Barrio Alkansia. Pepito found out that in the outside world, toughness
is the name of the game. Caught up in the chaos of daily survival, he realized
the security and peace a home can provide.
Sara, the kite, was Ella's closest friend. She
loves to see her soar upwards, scouring the vast splender of the azure
sky. One day, Sara got lost and Ella moved heaven and earth in frantic
search of her friend. In doing, she discovered the joy of widening the
horizon of friendship through sharing.
This story of two insects with contradicting
values vividly imparts the value of honesty and the dismal consequences
of having a greedy heart.
A compilation of various Asian-Pacific fables,
folktales and mythology contributed by the indigenous writers of various
Asian-Pacific countries representing the unique features of each country's