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"This book consists of four stories-- "Horgle and the King's Soup," for eight years old and above; "Horgle and the Spa Mystery," for young kids who know what a spa is (for obvious reasons); "The King of Paradise," for old kids and repressed adults; and "Trip to Heaven," for young adults and really old ones who love the Philippines. The first story was written for my childr ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 72 pages
Published 2006 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
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"Horgle and the King's Soup" was first introduced to me in a Children's Literature class and, upon reading the whole collection where it was published, I can fairly posit that it is the best in this collection by Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo. It is no secret that incorporating adult, overarching themes like totalitarian leadership, abuse of power, and corporal punishment in children's literature is challenging, but "Horgle and the King's Soup" successfully integrated these in a story that is appropr ...more
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Gilda Cordero-Fernando is a multiawarded writer, publisher and cultural icon from the Philippines. She was born in Manila, has a B.A. from St. Theresa’s College-Manila, and an M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University.

She started off as a writer and was awarded the Palanca Award for Literature several times. She has also written and illustrated children’s books.Her short stories are collected in T
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