Our Nipa Hut: A Story in The Philippines

Our Nipa Hut

Conquer The Storm Together in Nipa Hut: A Story in the Philippines

Yelena and Papa take care of their traditional Filipino dwelling – their nipa hut – and it takes care of them. But when a tropical storm roars towards the Philippines, their preparation will be put to the test. Gripping narrative will keep young readers glued to the pages as Yelena, Papa and the nipa hut work together as a family to withstand the storm.

Written by Rachell Abalos
Illustrated by Gabriela Larios

About the Author: Rachell Abalos

Rachell Abalos remembers her childhood in the Philippines, taking naps, eating ice buko, and smelling the fish frying outside her grandmother’s house. She currently lives in Southern California, USA, with her husband and two kids, where she writes stories about her Filipino culture. Our Nipa Hut is her debut picture book.

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About the Illustrator: Gabriela Larios

Gabriela Larios grew up in El Salvador, surrounded by volcanoes, Mexican ceramics and tropical flowers grown by her mother, a floral designer. In 2007, thanks to an EU scholarship, she received her Masters from Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK, where she has been living ever since with her family. Gabriela approaches every project as a new adventure and draws inspiration for her work both from El Salvador and England.

Grandma Dorotea Reyes

Message from the Author

It is my pleasure to share with you my debut picture book, Our Nipa Hut: A Story in the Philippines.

This story was inspired by my grandmother, Dorotea Reyes. She used to sing “Bahay Kubo” to me when I was a child. Many, many years later, I learned that my grandfather built her three nipa huts!

This book also has interesting facts about storms in the Philippines and how nipa huts are structured to withstand them.

About the Book

Title: Nipa Hut – A Story in the Philippines
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Release Date: January 2024
Product Dimensions: 8.50 x 10.75 in
Page Count: 32 pages
Age Range: Ages 4-8 years
Leveling: Q
Grade Level: 4

Why Kids (and Parents) Love Nipa Hut?

  • 🌟 Life Lessons: Nipa Hut isn’t just a story; it’s a treasure trove of valuable lessons about family, courage, and the power of working together on the same goal.
  • 🎨 Vibrant Illustrations: Every page comes to life with stunning illustrations that capture the essence of the story and ignite the imagination.

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