Balay Sugidanun (House of Storytelling)

Genevieve Asenjo, of indie Hiligaynon publisher Balay Sugidanun (House of Storytelling). She published a beautifully illustrated children’s book, “Si Bulan, Si Adlaw, kag Si Estrelya” by Early Sol Gadong in Hiligaynon (a Visayan language).

If you’d like to order a copy, you can contact Genevieve at vvasenjo(at)gmail(dot)com. The book sells for P250 / US$7 + delivery fees. Support indie publishers!

Book summary: Once upon a time, Adlaw and Bulan lived together as husband and wife. Adlaw boasted of his brightness and life-giving powers. Bulan was majestic to look at, with many beings – heavenly and earthly – mystified and envious of her vast beauty. Bulan knew that Adlaw married her because she wanted to show her off to other beings in the sky. She hoped that Adlaw would realize that she, too, had her own desires other than being just pretty.

One day, a sparkling stranger named Estrelya came along. Bulan and Estrelya developed a friendship that soon opened up Bulan’s eyes to her true self-worth. How did these changes affect their lives?

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