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Ang Alamat ng Ampalaya

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This is an original story on the legend of the bitter gourd. The story excites the imagination of children and warns them against the evil of envy and greed.

Isang orihinal na kuwento tungkol sa alamat ng ampalaya, pinupukaw nito ang imahinasyon ng mga bata at binbalaan sila sa kasamaang dulot ng pagkainggit at kasakiman.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published 1995 by Adarna House, Inc.
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(NS)Jennifer Reiner
Sep 26, 2009 (NS)Jennifer Reiner rated it it was amazing
This is a very cute story about why a gourd has a very bitter taste. The gourd sprouted one day in the vegetable village and didn't like that he was bitter and plain so he figured out a plan on how to make his taste more interesting. One night, he stole the wonderful tastes from so many other vegetables. He was punished for doing this and therefore, became a wrinkled and bitter vegetable.

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Bryan Reyes
Sep 09, 2014 Bryan Reyes rated it it was amazing
Sariwa pa rin sa aking isipan ang kwentong ito mula nang ipabasa sa amin ito noong elementarya. Naalala ko tuloy bigla ang silid-aklatan ng aking paaralan. Siguro ang librong ito ang maglalahad ng pinagmulan ng salitang "bitter". Isang patunay na hindi pa man laganap ang paggamit ng salitang "bitter" noon ay marami na nga talagang ampalaya. (Note: Nabasa ko 'to Grade 4 pa lang yata ako at ngayo'y 20 na ko.) Sadyang napakaganda ng mga akda galing sa Adarna. Talagang magugustuhan ito ng mga bata d ...more
Kennia Torres
Dec 02, 2012 Kennia Torres rated it it was amazing
This story is very cute it is about a gourd Ampalaya who has a very bitter taste. He wants to change his taste. Ampalaya becomes very greedy and envious of all the other wonderful vegetable in Sariwa. So one night he stole the sweetness, the sourness, the vivid colors, etc of other vegetables. However, he got punished and he was turned into an old wrinkled gourd for his greediness. This story is great for 3 to 6 year olds to teach them to love yourself no matter what, to not be greedy, and to de ...more
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Rivera, Auggie. Alamat Ng Ampalaya. Quezon City: Adarna House, 1995.

Young readers will eat up this delicious Filipino tale where the green eye-monster takes the form of a vegetable. In the small town of Sariwa where all the vegetables live happily, a newly sprouted vegetable, Ampalaya, creates a great deal of negative energy with his poor attitude. One night, Ampalaya formulates an evil plan to take all the positive attributes from the other vegetables. When the vegetables discover this beautifu
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The idea to write an original story about the bitter gourd came when Augie realized that the vegetable wasn't in the Filipino folk song Bahay Kubo. Since Alamat ng Ampalaya was published, Augie has written more than 15 stories for children and has repeated won recognition from the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. He is one of the founding members of KUTING (Kuwentista ng mga Tsikitin ...more
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