Tahan Na, Tahanan
What is home? Discover what it means in a young girl's story of change.
Written by Maria Isabel Alarilla-Arellano
Artworks by Don Salubayba
Nanay tells her daughter that they are moving house. It is nicer, bigger, more beautiful. But what of their friends and family here? And what of the house itself? Would it not feel sad at being abandoned?
Sinabihan ng Nanay ang kaniyang anak na lilipat sila ng bahay. Sa isang mas maayos, malaki, at magandang bahay. Pero paano naman ang mga kaibigan at kapamilyang maiiwan nila? At paano na ang kanilang lumang bahay? Malulungkot din kaya ito sa kanilang paglisan?
Year Published: 2011
Type: Full-color, hardbound
Language: Filipino with English translation
Age Recommendation: 8 years old and up
About the Author: Maria Isabel "Issa" Alarilla-Arellano wrote Tahan Na, Tahanan based on her experiences, having lived in at least 20 different houses throughout her life. A graduate of the University of the Philippines, Issa loves to write, especially stories and poems for children. After more than a decade working ss editor-writer of educational magazines, she decided to venture into the advertising world overseas.
About the Artist: Don Maralit Salubayba was born in Davao from a Batangueña mother and a father from the Quezon province. He is married to OJ who is part-Ilongga and part-Ibaloi. He is a proud 'Tatay' to Amaya and Elias and a loving 'Kabiyak' to his wife.
His art background is rooted from the Philippine High School fot the Arts in Mount Makiling and at the University of the Philippines Diliman. A 2009 Thirteen Artist awardee from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, he had also had numerous exhibitions and residences locally and abroad.
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