Melo is a painfully timid Ivatan boy who one day finds himself in a magical adventure under the sea. He meets quirky talking sea creatures and ends up rescuing them. A wonderful tale of self-discovery that ignites the imagination.
ALEXINE: What a magical story! I have never been to Batanes but this children's tale exhibits the potency of Ivatan culture and leaves you wanting more.
ADRIANA: My favorite character is the grumpy octopus on his cellphone!
AUTHORS: Alyssa Sarmiento-Co and Christina Newhard
ILLUSTRATOR: Jaypee Portez
PUBLISHER: Sari-Sari Storybooks
LANGUAGE: English & Ivatan
DATE PUBLISHED: 2017