Moments...

by Orlino C. Baldonado

Moments is a compilation of 116 specific moments that the author vividly recalled from his past. The first is about watching his father supervise a carpenter make his coffin whn the author was three and a half years old. One of the last ones is a recent accident when he was 75 years old, and he thought he was going to die from that accident.

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Zacana the Singing Princess

by Orlino C. & Estrella C. Baldonado

Princess Zacana was the only daughter of the King and Queen of the Kingdom of Zaluga with extraordinary talent for singing. No one could capture her heart, until Prince Lukno captured her and took her to his kingdom. But no matter how well Prince Lukno treated the captured princess, she continued to be sad, so he returned Zacana to Zaluga. But, unknown to the Prince and the Princess, disaster had befallen to Zacana’s parents and their castle. Find out how Zacana and Lukno coped with the tragic and sad turn of events which made them closer to each other.

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Zebona the Princess of Birds

by Orlino C. and Estrella C. Baldonado

Princess Zebona of the Kingdom of Dayohan was only interested in the birds of her kingdom, not in marrying someone to produce an heir. She met a handsome Prince Anupo who insisted his life and future depended upon being able to bring home two special birds from the Dayohan forest. Princess Zebona would not allow it. Then, she took it upon herself to capture the live birds that Anupo wanted and deliver them to him. Only then did she realize the significance of the birds to Prince Anupo’s future… and her own.

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Old Ambrocio had a farm

by Orlino C. and Estrella C. Baldonado

This story is derived from the popular “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” children’s rhyme. The story is told about Old Ambrocio, a farmer in the Philippines. The usual animals are depicted (chickens, pigs, goats, geese, etc.), but also features Ambrocio using a carabao (water buffalo) in his farm planted with rice and corn. Old Ambrocio shares his farm produce with friends and neighbors. The story was written to go with the new set of verses to be sung like the popular children’s rhyme.

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Jack and Jill After the Tumble

by Orlino C. and Estrella C. Baldonado

In the popular children’s rhyme, Jack and Jill went to fetch some water and they fell and tumbled. The authors have written a story adapting that rhyme for a rural village setting. A modified and expanded version of the rhyme to be sung like the old one has been included at the end of the story.

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Five Little Monkeys Swinging on a Tree

by Orlino C. and Estrella C. Baldonado

Instead of five little monkeys jumping on a bed in the classic children’s rhyme, they swing on a tree! Of course, in the forest, there is no bed, and Mama Monkey cannot call the doctor, so she called the wise owl instead and asked for advice. The verses have been modified, and a story to go with the new verses has been written in this book. The modified verse is sung as in the old rhyme.

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Itsy Bitsy Spider Extended

by Orlino C. and Estrella C. Baldonado

When the Itsy Bitsy Spider reaches the top of the water spout after being flushed by the rain, it did what it had always wanted to do: build a spider web. This is a delightful extension of the old classic rhyme. Children learn something about what spider webs are good for.

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Humpty Dumpty Revived

by Orlino C. and Estrella C. Baldonado

In the old popular children’s rhyme, Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall, and no one could fix or revive him. In this book, Humpty Dumpty did not remain broken forever. He revived when someone used magic glue to put back together the broken pieces. The four-line original verse had been extended to twelve lines, and a beautiful story was written about Humpty Dumpty’s revival.

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Diburli Wizards

by Orlino Baldonado

The Diburli Wizards have been in charge of the universe since the beginning. These wizards have special powers, and have to work on the overall problems of creation, sentient life, and the end of the universe.

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Boy Monkey Finds a Friend

by Orlino Baldonado

Boy monkey discovers a way to gain favors from a girl monkey, when he cannot get anyone else to play with him. The special gift? He promises to find bananas for her. Read the series of stories related to the adventures of Bolong, the boy monkey, and Mona, the girl monkey.

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Forest Waif

by Orlino Baldonado

A photographer tries to track down the whereabouts of a girl he captured on film as part of his assignment to document vanishing forest areas in the Philippines. The picture eerily looks like someone who vanished from the area many years ago.

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