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Nemo: Ang Batang Papel (Nemo, the Boy Made of Paper)
Nemo is a boy made of paper. He becomes a real boy after wishing on the farthest star. But Nemo never experiences the happiness of an ordinary child. He goes through many hardships as he tries to earn a living in a dangerous city. Together with other street children, Nemo decides that it is better to be a boy made of paper. This story illustrates a social problem that invo ...more
Published 1994 by Adarna House
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One of the best children's short stories I've ever read. Reading this is a magical experience. I think it has also something to do with the fact that I'd earlier read and liked his memoir Personal: Mga Sanaysay sa Lupalop ng Gunita (4 stars). The boy, Nemo in the story is very much the same as the young Rene in the memoir. They both believe that if you ardently like something to happen, you just have to close your eyes, think very hard and wish upon the most distant star in the sky: "Bituin, bit ...more