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Leaf and Shadow: Stories About Some Friendly Creatures
In this book you will find stories about some strange but essentially friendly creatures: a homesick anito stuck behind an old aparador; a musical rocking horse carved out of a very special block of wood; a poor kapre blamed by Old Manang for all the misdeeds in Lola’s house; and a shadow man who hosts parties in his shadow world.
Paperback, Bookpaper, 120 pages
Published 2008 by Anvil Publishing Inc.
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I always love it when creatures of Philippine mythology, usually demonized by values imbibed from the West, are shown in a new light—they can become a friend, an ally, a complex, feeling, thinking being that isn't reduced to fodder for fear. ...more