"Ms. Bantug, the grand daughter of Rizal's eldest sister, Narcisa, was her family's journalist and chronicler...she plied her relatives for their recollections about Lolo Jose...she copiously filled notebooks with details about the life of our national hero. For over seventy-five years, Ms. Bantug's memoirs have served as the basis for many of the stories historians have told about Rizal. In 1997, Tahanan Books assembled a powerhouse cast of talent to turn Ms. Bantug's manuscript into a biography tailor-made for young people."
Finalist, 1998 Gintong Aklat Award for Children's Literature
AUTHORS: Asuncion Lopez-Rizal Bantug with Sylvia Mendez Ventura
PUBLISHER: Tahanan Books
DATE PUBLISHED: 2017 (20th Anniversary Edition)