Title of Picture Book: FIRST AROUND THE GLOBE: The Story of Enrique
Author: Reni Roxas and Marc Singer
Illustrator: Arnel Mirasol
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Inc., PHILIPPINES
Publisher’s Blurb: Meet Enrique, Ferdinand Magellan’s loyal servant and interpreter, who traveled with his master during the first quarter of the sixteenth century. Follow Enrique’s ten-year journey around the world, from the time he was kidnapped by pirates as a youth, to Magellan’s death at the Battle of Mactan.
Inspired by an article written by National Artist for Historical Literature Carlos Quirino, with vibrant illustrations rendered by Arnel Mirasol, this much-awaited twentieth-anniversary edition introduces a new generation of young people to Enrique, the accidental balikbayan who was also an extraordinary witness to history.
Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): History, Places, Discovery
5 Keywords (other than themes): Travel, Navigation, Ferdinand Magellan, Malay, Journey
Brief Review (in under 50 words): “If all our history books were written like First Around the Globe, history would certainly be the most interesting and delightful subject in school.” —Junior Inquirer Magazine
“An irresistible yarn that provides a history lesson with a twist.”—Mega Magazine
Where to buy or borrow (if available): www.tahananbooks.ph
ISBN Number (if available): ISBN: 978-621-422-008-3
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Tahanan Books