Why the Pina Has a Hundred Eyes: And Other Philippine Folk Tales About Fruits
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Author: Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz
Illustrator: Felix Mago Miguel
1993 National Book Award for Children’s Literature
These folk tales are not without their touch of magic. Many surprising transformations occur. For instance, fruit trees mysteriously sprout on the burial grounds of loved ones whose distinct qualities or characteristics are manifest in the fruits themselves. Or heroes and heroines that abruptly meet a violent death reassure those they have left behind that they will continue to live on through the fruits they have become.
Eight classic philippine folk tales about fruits in one book!
- The Hermit's Three Wishes (The Story of the First Durian)
- Sultan Barabas and the Beggar Child (Why the Guava Wears a Crown)
- Mang Selo and the Dream Angel (How the Lansones Became Edible)
- The Buried Arm (The Story of the First Banana Plant)
- The Magic Bell (The Legend of the First Macopa Tree)
- Why the Piña Has a Hundred Eyes (The Story of the First Pineapple)
- Aganhon the Beautiful (Why the Mango is Shaped Like a Heart)
- The Tree of Life (The Story of the First Coconut)
- Paperback: 55 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9716300239
- ISBN-13: 978-9716300239
- 9.9" x 7.8" x 0.3"