Ilang was the leader of her village and exhibited not only great beauty but bravery, strength, loyalty and wisdom. She fell in love but it did not turn out well (bit of an understatement) so she moved on and continued to serve her village. She was a well-loved by her people and considered a hero. Learn how her story became the origin of the beautiful and sweet-smelling ylang-ylang.
ALEXINE: A great way to show children that your role in society is not bound by your gender. Everyone can make a difference in the world. Also, if you end up with a broken heart, life goes on.
AUTHOR: Segundo D. Matias, Jr.
ILLUSTRATOR: Rovi Jesher Salegumba
PUBLISHER: Lampara Books
LANGUAGE: English & Filipino
DATE PUBLISHED: 2013