The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle Alternately and together it sunned and it rained the sky turned red and violet and gray and through it all the sun shone fiercely Then it drizzled He was sure the wedding was on from the opening lin

  • Title: The Magic Circle
  • Author: Gilda Cordero-Fernando Gilbert Daroy
  • ISBN: 9789712724466
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternately and together, it sunned and it rained, the sky turned red and violet and gray and through it all the sun shone fiercely Then it drizzled He was sure the wedding was on from the opening lines of the book

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    1. When it is raining and the sun's shining at the same time, beasts are being married in the netherworld. In this story, it is the wedding of the tikbalang, the Philippine mythological creature that is half-human, half-beast. They are getting married in the underworld that can be accessed via an old tree. The boy, the oldest boy in town, accidentally discovers it when his dog Galis bumps to the tree while running away (from the boy) with the blouse of a snooty senyora that is being dried for ironi [...]

    2. The Magic Circle tells us a story by using the Philippine mythological creatures. It gives a perspective on the human life through the eyes of the invisibles. A dying kapre opens the window for us to look at what we have been doing to our planet. Our home that we live in side by side with the animals, plants and spirits.More of my review at:onemantra/2015/06

    3. This was a quick, but enjoyable read about Philippine mythological beings and how humans have been instrumental in the destruction of the environment, and ultimately, these wonderful creatures. It's something you'd want to read to kids to make them appreciate local folklore and how to better take care of our surroundings.

    4. It’s a short story featuring Philippine mythical creatures, accompanied by Gilbert Daroy’s talented drawings. What drawn me to this book when I stopped by a National Book Store back in June was its cover, which is Daroy’s drawing of a kapre, that is comparable to Bigfoot in Western mythology. The book mentions a good mix of mythology and fantasy creatures that all Filipinos grew up hearing about from our grandparents. Poor boy Jepoy gets invited to a wedding of two tikbalangs. Joined by th [...]

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