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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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