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No one—not even his silly, overprotective aunt—can stop Enrico from turning his vacation into an adventure. But no one ever told him that an adventure also involved risk, remorse, resourcefulness, and responsibility. No one ever said he had to see through the eyes of a tree or a bird or a little girl before he could find his way, clear and deep, into the heart of all thing ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published 2016 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
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aina
A fun, simple story about a boy whose vacation turns into a wonderful adventure when his aunt brings back a mangrove tree from the forest island. The illustration was nice to look at. It'd be great if there's some kind of a follow-up story about the girl, Aninipot. Her character is worth exploring and expanding. And so does the forest and the magic it contains. ...more
wanderinggene
My first new read this year and first Filipino author in my list, too. Granting this is a short one, I want to introduce my daughter to read books by Filipino authors. This book is just in time for the summer and it explores topic about the environment with a bit of fantasy in it. There is also a study guide at the end of the book which is good if this will be a study material in school as well.

So why not 5 stars? I think they could have explored and explained more about the nature aspect of th
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Arli Pagaduan
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I saw The Looking-Glass Tree somewhere online, but I can’t remember where. And then I saw one copy of it, hidden between other books in our local bookstore the other night. Without a second thought, I bought it. This afternoon, I got to finish it, and my lasting thoughts are these: “What a beautiful tale!” The Looking-Glass Tree is wonderfully woven and paced and illustrated, and its story greatly involves the mangrove forests and endemic birds which we have here in the Philippines. It expanded ...more
Leanne
Oct 16, 2020 rated it liked it
rating this based on personal enjoyability, but this is such a great book for middle-schoolers to young adults who want to be more conscious of the inextricable connection between human and environment. maybe certain government officials who placed artificial sand on Manila bay need to read this ;)
Bambi
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Excellent way to introduce kids to the mangrove ecosystem and why they are important.
Vani
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Today, the whole world was his family." That's an awesome last line and this is a beautiful middle-grade, fantasy novel on the importance of protecting mangrove forests. ...more
Nivedita Dhar
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the beautiful bedtime story. Author has intended a strong and beautiful message through this story!
Jasmin Adviento
Sep 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Can you tell me what is the theme,plot,conclusion,summary, and moral lesson in this story?please?because were having a book review
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