Sunday, December 13, 2009

Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Just wanted to pitch some of our books as Christmas gift ideas for those of you who might be looking for something uniquely Filipino and kid-friendly. All these books are limited edition, full-color hard cover versions.

Order now and we'll give them to you for only P500.00 each (normal retail prices for these range from P800-P895), and if you purchase at least three books, we'll throw in a free limited edition hardbound version of our National Book Award-winning "The Boy Who Touched Heaven" for free (while supplies last)!

Your purchases will help to support CANVAS efforts to promote greater awareness and appreciation for Philippine art, culture and the environment.

You can preview the stories and the artworks by visiting our website:

To make an order, please email, or call/text 0927.308.4175.

Ang Dyip ni Mang Tomas
by Genaro Gojo Cruz, artworks by Anthony Palomo

Our latest children's book, is a son's tribute to his father, and is inspired by Philippine icons, traditions and values from the jeepney to Simbang Gabi to the importance of family.

"CANVAS Earth Tales: Three Ecofables for Children"

A collection of three very short environmental stories for children, illustrated by three Filipina artists:
* “The Hummingbird” (author unknown), artworks by Plet Bolipata
* “The Star Thrower” (author unknown), artworks by Liza Flores
* “The King and the Royal Trees,” by Paul Aird, artworks by Ivee Olivares-Mellor

Message in the Sand
by Charmaine Aserappa, artworks by Roel Obemio

Miguel loved the sea, and was sad that the fish and seabirds were dying. Who could save them?

Message in the Sand was written especially for CANVAS by Charmaine Aserappa, author of the international bestseller “In a Japanese Garden.”

"Si Lupito at ang Barrio Sirkero"
by Rowald Almazar, artworks by Jose Santos III

An original, whimsically Filipino tale of courtship and courage in a Circus Village. The Winner of CANVAS’ 2007 Romeo Forbes Children’s Storywriting Competition.

Remember, order at least three books, and we'll give you a free copy of this book (a P350 value!) as well:

"The Boy Who Touched Heaven"
by Iris Gem Li, artworks by Serj Bumatay

Winner of the National Book Awards as the best children's book of 2008. The story, which celebrates the famed Banawe Rice Terraces, was also the winner of CANVAS' Elias Dakila Storywriting Competition on Environment and Culture.

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