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Zamboangueña author set to launch a trilingual children’s book in Cagayan de Oro City

zamboanguena author set to launch a trilingual childrens book in cagayan de oro city

Cagayan de Oro City – Zamboangueña author, Alanna Escudero, will be launching her new trilingual picture book entitled “Feeding the Hungry Ghost” at La Castilla Museum on June 14 from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Written in English, Filipino, and Mandarin, “Feeding the Hungry Ghost” tells the story of a Tsinoy child witnessing her Amah (grandmother) cook a feast for their ancestors. The children’s book is illustrated by award-winning artist Bru Sim and published by Adarna House.

Escudero pursued her lifelong dream of writing stories for children after graduating from the Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies program of Ateneo de Zamboanga University. 

“Feeding the Hungry Ghost” is Escudero’s fourth picture book. Her debut picture book “The Little Hero” was released by Kahel Press in 2018. The picture book was nominated for Best in Children Short Story at the Catholic Mass Media Award in 2019. In 2020, she self-published her second children’s book “Tides of the Sea” to raise funds for the Yellow Boat Foundation, Inc. In 2023, Vibal Group Inc. published Escudero’s third picture “Tala, the Child of the Sea”. 

In 2024, Escudero was included in the Severino Reyes Award Honor list. Her next project is self-publishing her fifth title “The Monkey Who Loves the Tiger”. 

Escudero will also hold a one-day workshop on Writing Stories for Children at Carmen Art District on June 15. The workshop has 10 slots. Pre-registration will be available at the book launch and at through the Carmen Art District Facebook page.

The “Feeding the Hungry Ghost” book launch is open to the public. Guests will be treated to a short museum tour at 3:00p.m. with a book storytelling program at 4:00p.m. A spread of Filipino-Chinese snacks will be offered to guests. For inquiries, please contact the La Castilla Museum manager through their Facebook page. 

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