Remember a few months ago we told you we supported a Kickstarter project for an author we love? That we were only going to sell 50pcs and they were going to be very expensive? Well so many things have happened since and now we have fabulous news!
Si Doctor Li at ang Nakakoronang Virus written by NY Times bestselling author Francesca Cavallo, illustrated by Claudia Flandoli, and translated into Filipino by Eugene Evasco is now available for only P199.75! Lampara Books got the rights to publish it locally in softcover format, so now it's accessible to everyone. To celebrate this amazing book, Eugene Evasco will sign all copies purchased on or before Oct. 31!
After months of anticipation, Si Doctor Li at ang Nakakoronang Virus definitely exceeded our expectations. Let's start with aesthetics: it's a bigger size than most Filipino storybooks and the print quality is excellent. The story is now so much more the original version. It encapsulates the entire year that's changed the world forever. It's powerful, inspiring, relatable, and definitely life-changing. As my daughter says, it makes her want to act and spark hope like the main character in the story. We highly recommend this for children and adults alike!
If you're worried that it's only in Filipino, don't panic! Eugene Evasco has translated it seamlessly in conversational Filipino. I can attest my forehead didn't crinkle, not even once, the entire time I read it.
Si Doktor Li at ang Nakakoronang Virus goes perfectly with Maging Ligtas Sa Coronavirus (Mga Kaalaman at Patnubay sa Mga Bata), P149.75, also written by Eugene Evasco and illustrated by Pergy Acuña. A reference and information guide, this is the first published Filipino children's book on Covid-19. Adriana loves the illustrations and says she's learned a lot more from this than watching the news.
We've already sold more than 100 copies in a few short days, but don't worry, Eugene says he's happy to sign up to a thousand copies! These books are a great way to record this historical time for our children.
Order your copies today on PUMPLEPIE.COM. Thank you and BE SAFE!