Mga Kuwentong Bayan: Folk Stories from the Philippines
Many Cultures Pub., 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
A myth, a legend & a fable from the pre-colonial Philippines: A CREATION STORY, THE MONKEY & THE TURTLE & APONITOLAU & THE STAR MAIDEN. The bilingual book in English & Tagalog is illustrated & designed by Filipino American artists. Essentially a children's book, but the artistic sophistication & painstaking design make this book accessible for all ages. Includes an introduction to Filipino folk tales, the history of the Tagalog language & a bilingual glossary taken from the stories. Two-color, with duotone illustrations throughout. Excellent classroom material for all grade levels. A teacher's guide & an essay on the history & culture of the Philippines may be purchased separately. Also, bilingual audiocassettes with dramatic readings of each story accompanied by music by the Filipino American group Mahal playing traditional instruments from the islands. Make checks payable to Many Cultures Publishing, P.O. Box 425646, San Francisco, CA 94142-5646. Toll- free 1-800-484-4173 code 1073, FAX 1-415-626-7276. California purchasers add sales tax.
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