Children's Literature Philippines

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Video : 

Video Youtube: Beyond the Usual Philippines

The Philippines : 

The Philippines Ethel Villafranca Sharon Ramos Barbara Jettner

Background Information : 

Background Information The Philippines

Geography : 

Geography Over 7,000 islands Three main areas: Luzon to the North Visayas Islands in the middle Mindanao to the South Variety of terrains: mountains, valleys, beaches, plains, and volcanoes.

Climate : 

Climate Tropical Monsoon northeast monsoon (November to April) southwest monsoon (May to October)

People : 

People 96,061,680 Life expectancy - 70.8 years Nationality - Filipino(s) Ethnic Groups Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3%

Languages : 

Languages Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official) Eight major dialects: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan Ethnologue language map of Philippines

Literacy : 

Literacy 92.6% 10 years of schooling 6 years primary 4 years secondary

Religion : 

Religion Catholicism 80.9% (brought by the Spanish) Islam 5% Evangelism 2.8% Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3% (Church of Christ in Tagalog) Aglipayanism 2% (Philippine Independent Church – broke away from the Catholic Church in 1902) other Christian 4.5% other 1.8% unspecified 0.6% none 0.1%

Jeepneys : 

Jeepneys Popular form of public transport. Originally made from old military jeeps from WWII. Crowded seating and flamboyant décor.

Awards & Publishers : 

Awards & Publishers

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Book Awards

Book Publisher Award : 

Book Publisher Award Book Development Association of the Philippines Website Gintong Aklat Awards – given every two years by the Book Development Association of the Philippines Ang Kabayong Tumba-Tumba by Becky Bravo, illustrated by Elmer Borlongan 2008 Winner Ang Lihim ni Lea by Augie Rivera, illustrated by Ghani Madueño 2008 Finalist

Publishers : 

Publishers Adarna House Tahanan Books for Young Readers OMF Literature Lampara Books Anvil Publishing

Books & Authors : 

Books & Authors

Luis Gatmaitan : 

Luis Gatmaitan Medical Doctor Has written many children’s books

Natasha Vizcarra : 

Natasha Vizcarra International award winner Her story "How My Sister Turned Me into a Worm" is included inTahanan Books’ The Night Monkeys, an anthology of Palanca Award-wining children's stories in English Website – Can be found at ICDL

Francisco Arcellana, Yvette Ferreol& Rene Villanueva : 

Francisco Arcellana, Yvette Ferreol& Rene Villanueva The Mats – written by Francisco Arcellana, illustrated by Hermés Alégré Arcellana was given the National Artists Award by the Manila Critics Circle for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Haluhalo Espesyal – written by Yvette Ferreol, illustrated by Jill Arwen Posadas Ang Pambihirang Buhok ni Lola – written by Rene Villanueva,illustrated by Ibarra Crisostomo

Tony Robles : 

Tony Robles Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, illustrated by Carl Angel Bilingual book (English and Tagalog) About Filipino Americans in San Francisco

International Children’s Digital Library : 

International Children’s Digital Library 28 books available from the Philippines Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature- First Prize, Short Story for Children, 1995 The Manila Critics Circle Award for Children's Literature, 1998 PBBY Grand Prize -Salanga Writer's Prize and Alcala Illustrator's Prize, 1998 IBBY Honour List, 2002 PBBY Grand Prize - Salanga Writers' Prize, 2003 PBBY Grand Prize - Alcala Illustrators' Prize, 2003 Winner of the Gintong Aklat Award Children's Book Category, 2000

Folktales : 

Folktales Ibong Adarna Retold by Roberto Alonzo Illustrator Jordan Santos Abedeha The Philippine Cinderella Adapted by Myrna J. de la Paz Illustrator Youshan Tang Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories Retold by Liana Romulo

Informational Books : 

Informational Books Children of the Philippines Photo Essay book by Elaine Little and Sheila Kinkade. The People of the Philippines Celebrating the Peoples and Civilizations of Southeast Asia Photo Essay book by Dolly Britton. Filipino Friends Illustrated book for children explaining culture, vocabulary, songs, games, and more.

Festivals : 

Festivals Kneeling Carabao & Dancing Giants Celebrating Filipino Festivals by Rena Krasno and illustrated by Ileana C. Lee

Credits : 

Credits CIA World Fact Book International Digital Children’s Library Images from Google images Images from books Wikipedia The slide background is oneof Ethel’s pictures of herhomeland

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Thanks to Ethel for sharing her Philippines with us!

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