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Our Nipa Hut: A Story in the Philippines

Our Nipa Hut: A Story in the Philippines

By Rachell Abalos and Illustrated by Gabriela Larios


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Yelena and Papa take care of their traditional Filipino dwelling – their nipa hut – and it takes care of them. But when a tropical storm roars towards the Philippines, their preparation will be put to the test. Gripping narrative will keep young readers glued to the pages as Yelena, Papa and the nipa hut work together as a family to withstand the storm.

About the contributor(s)

Rachell Abalos remembers her childhood in the Philippines, taking naps, eating ice buko, and smelling the fish frying outside her grandmother's house. She currently lives in Southern California, USA, with her husband and two kids, where she writes stories about her Filipino culture. Our Nipa Hut is her debut picture book.

Gabriela Larios grew up in El Salvador, surrounded by volcanoes, Mexican ceramics and tropical flowers grown by her mother, a floral designer. In 2007, thanks to an EU scholarship, she received her Masters from Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK, where she has been living ever since with her family. Gabriela approaches every project as a new adventure and draws inspiration for her work both from El Salvador and England.

Book details

ISBN: 9781646865000
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Date published:
Page count: 32
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Places / Asia, Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational, Juvenile Fiction / Architecture, and Juvenile Fiction / Science & Nature / Weather
Ages: 4 to 8

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