Beyond Folktales, Legends and Myths

Beyond Folktales, Legends and Myths

Beyond Folktales, Legends, and Myths: A Rediscovery of Children’s Literature in Asia is a collection of different voices, narratives, and texts highlighting the richly-textured and diverse content coming from Asia.

The book includes personal recollections of and conversations with children’s literature expert and historian Leonard Marcus, award-winning author and illustrator Suzy Lee, prolific Singaporean author Jessie Wee and respected Australian author Dr Ken Spillman. It also provides a distinct regional focus on Philippine authors and artist with contributions from National Artist Virgilio Almario, award-winning author and artists Candy Gourlay and Isabel Roxas and social scientists Myra Garces-Bacsal and Jesus Federico Hernandez.


Author: AFCC Publications

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) brings together content creators and producers with parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in quality Asian content for children. With a mix of professional conferences, masterclasses and workshops, rights fair and media mart, and public events, AFCC is a unique and popular event right here in Asia that provides an opportunity for writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, distributors, parents, children, teachers, and librarians to meet, learn, develop their craft, and discover business opportunities. The National Book Development Council of Singapore has been organising the highly popular Asian Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference for the past ten years. Leveraging on its success, the conference was expanded to form AFCC which has emerged as a very popular professional and trade event since 2010. AFCC impacts 1.5 billion children in Asia as well as their parents, professionals, and businesses involved in their development.


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Tusitala was born in 2010, with a focus on telling transmedia stories. We’re based in Singapore, perfectly poised to represent the breadth and depth of Asian content available in the region. With the world increasingly looking towards Asian stories, we’re both excited and proud to be where we are!

The name Tusitala harks to an island in Samoa, where author Robert Louis Stevenson spent the last years of his life. The locals of the island fondly nicknamed him Tusitala, which means storyteller. In our work, we embody the essence of a storyteller: using different mediums and techniques to deliver a powerful message to our audiences. Only, we take it a step further by introducing the exciting potential of technology.

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