Asian and Philippine Folktales: Retellings by PAWWA (Paperback)

Asian and Philippine Folktales: Retellings by PAWWA By Cecilia Manguerra Brainard Cover Image
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Asian and Philippine Folktales contains retellings of beloved Asian and Philippine folktales as retold by members of PAWWA (Philippine American Women Writers and Artists), a small group of Filipina writers who had published these stories in two books. This folklore collection includes 25 stories from places such as Laos, Japan, Korea, Sumatra, Vietnam, China, Bali, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines. The book's target audience is 9 and older. The book has black and white illustrations.

PAWWA was founded in 1991 by a group of seven Filipina writers in Southern California. It was the first such support group for Filipina women writers.PAWWA's founding members are: Valorie Slaughter Bejarano, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Mariquita Athena Davison, Fe Panalingan Koons, Susan N. Montepio, Cecile Caguingin Ochoa, and Nentuzka C. Villamar.

For six years, PAWWA received the highly competitive Multicultural Entry Grant from the California Arts Council (CAC), which PAWWA used to publish newsletters and books. When PAWWA's CAC funding ran out in June 1998, the remaining members of PAWWA decided to move on, and PAWWA was dissolved.


These stories unlock a storehouse of cultural knowledge - of lessons learned from tapestries of words. Parents, children, and educators and all others who love "old-time stories" will enjoy this collection." Herminia Me ez Coben, Folklorist, Author of Explorations in Philippine Folklore and Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History.

What a wonderful book I know that when I read them to my grandchildren, I will also be that little girl again, enraptured by my nanny's tales of the characters in these stories. Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, LCSW, Licensed Psychotherapist.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781953716262
ISBN-10: 1953716261
Publisher: PALH
Publication Date: October 15th, 2022
Pages: 152
Language: English