The Secret story of Shy Shelly

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There were not a lot of stories about Shelly. No one talked about her. No one knew her. She had no friend exept Huey Louie, her pet turtle of five years. One night, Shelly wrote on a paper star: I WISH TO HAVE A REAL FRIEND. Her wish comes true when she easily becomes a part of the group called Butterfly Club. For the first time, Shelly sat in the cafeteria with lunch buddies. But when she becomes the seatmate of the mysterious class outcast Vanna, Shelly also discovers a sweet and patient friend in her. But Vanna could never be part of the Butterfly Club. With friends on opposing sides, Shelly must learn what it means to be a true friend.
 

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Contents

Shellys Dream
Shelly Telly Jelly Who?
Butterfly Club
A New Seatmate
A Testing Period
Home Alone
Silent Meeting 8 Add a Friend
Secret Friends
Out of Sight
The Hidden Story
Catch a Falling Star

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Justine Hail graduated salutatorian in Miriam College with a degree in Communication Arts. As a child, she loved to create and entertain. She would prepare variety shows for her parents during their birthdays, produce radio dramas with her sister during playtime, and write essays and stories. She was also a reporter for the award-winning children’s show 5 and Up where she got to travel around the Philippines and abroad, interviewing different kinds of people from a farmer, a tree doctor, a senator to children in sports, children with disabilities and kids in jail. Today, she hopes to create more stories for children that will inspire them to make a difference in the world.


Elbert Or is a prolific Filipino comic book artist, children's book illustrator, information designer, creative content developer, university instructor and entrepreneur. One of his popular projects is Bakemono High, a comic strip about three monster (a werewolf, a vampire, and a mummy) friends in high school that was originally published in K-Zone Magazine. His work gained even more popularity with The More the Manyer, a humorous illustrated book of Filipino malapropisms. He followed it with the sequel Without Further Adieu and Lola: A Ghost Story, his first mainstream U.S. project is with Filipino-Canadian writer J.Torres. He also teaches at the Fine Arts program of Ateneo de Manila University, and owns the art school for children and adults Global Art Katipunan.

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