Lampara Publishing House beams with pride with the launching of Moymoy Lulumboy Book 2: Ang Nawawalang Birtud on September 19 at the SMX Convention Center, Meeting Room 5.
Moymoy Lulumboy became a byword among the young adults all over the country who love to read original Filipino novels when the book Moymoy Lulumboy – Ang Batang Aswang was launched last February 2015.
And due to popular request, the second installment regarding the adventures of Moymoy Lulumboy continues in Moymoy Lulumboy Book 2: Ang Nawawalang Birtud.
And yes, the successful formula: Fifty percent mythology, fifty percent adventure, a hundred percent Filipino: are still present in this novel.
The series is written by Segundo Matias, Jr., a champion of original Filipino literature for the youth. Matias, also known by his persona ‘Kuya Jun’ is a storyteller and has published over numerous stories for children and young adults. He is a recipient of awards from the prestigious Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards and from the Philippine Board on Books for Young People. Jomike Tejido imparts his iconic illustrations to the book. The illustrator has been specializing in children’s books since 2001.
Matias, a long time advocate of children’s literacy, recalled his childhood was spent playing among rice fields and riversides in his native Pampanga province. His playtime was enriched with stories of aswang, duwende and other Filipino mythologies. With the advent of foreign book series for young adults such as Harry Potter, Twilight and the like, Matias set out to make a series with the Filipino audience in mind.
Inspired by local folklore, written and illustrated by Filipino talents and published locally, Moymoy Lulumboy Book 2: Ang Nawawalang Birtud is definitely going to be another literary gem made by Filipinos for Filipinos.
MOYMOY LULUMBOY BOOK 2: ANG NAWAWALANG BIRTUD is available at all Precious Pages Bookstores.
For inquiries, visit www.lamparabooks.com.ph, or call Lampara Book Publishing at Tel. No. (02) 414-6188; Fax No. (02) 367-6222 or send email: firstname.lastname@example.org.