[ Press Release ] Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay

Get ready to be transported back to the magical world of Gabun and the travails of Moymoy Lulumboy as Lampara Books brings you the third installment following the saga of the ‘batang aswang.’

Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay hits the shelves beginning September 17, 2016 in a grand launch at the SMX Convention Center, coinciding with the 37th Manila International Book Fair.

In this book, Moymoy is able to save his twin brother Alangkaw and their childhood friend Hasmin, a manananggal. Having found out as well who their mother is and where she may be found, the twins embark on a mission to save her by following certain missions as bidden them by Ingkong Dakal, the guardian of the Gabun archives. Will Moymoy and Alangkaw be able to accomplish the tasks and eventually be reunited with their mother Diyosang Liliw at last?

Penned by champion of original Filipino literature for the youth and Precious Pages Corporation stalwart Segundo ‘Jun’ Matias, Jr. with illustration by award-winning visual artist Jomike Tejido, Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Paghahanap Kay Inay will surely be a new favorite for Filipino readers to read over and over until the next installment.

Click on the Read More button for information about the author and the illustrator, as well as Lampara Books, the publisher of the Moymoy Lulumboy series.

segundo-matiasABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matias, also known by his persona “Kuya Jun,” is a storyteller and has published over 1500 books for children and young adults including the following series titles: Makabagong Alamat, Mga Kuwentong Nanay, and Mga Kuwentong Dapat Mong Malaman. His Alamat ng Duhat won first prize at the 2011 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.  In 2012, his Ang Papag ni Tatang merited an honorable mention citation from the PBBY-Salanga Prize. His other awards include receiving a first honorable mention citation for the  teleplay, Loida: Taxi Driver during the 1991 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. The most recent addition to his achievement is another Palanca for #PaperDolls, awarded 3rd prize under the Sanaysay category.

Matias has also written screenplays for Viva Films, Seiko Films, and Regal Films, as well as teleplays for various TV shows, including Lino Brocka Presents. As “Kuya Jun,” he is the storyteller in the widely circulated DVD series Ang Mga Kuwento ni Kuya Jun.


Award-winning artist-illustrator Jomike Tejido imparts his iconic illustrations to the book. With more than 70 books to his credit as author and illustrator, including illustrations for Oxford University Press and Scholastic, Tejido is a member and one-time president of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), an organization of children’s books illustrators. He has received awards and recognition from NomaConcours, Japan; PBBY-Alcala Illustrator’s Prize, International Board on Books for Young People, and Golden Book Award.


Lampara Books brings to children, parents and teachers the brightest stories from the current harvest of children’s literature in the Philippines, likewise from the literature of different countries from all over the world. Each story is carefully written or retold by budding and award-winning Filipino writers and illustrated by illustrators of children’s books. Featured here are unique and exciting characters, places, themes and experiences that will kindle the imagination, emotion and mind of the young readers. Each book is written in two languages—Filipino and English—to reach a greater number of readers here in the country and in other parts of the world.

More importantly, Lampara Books hopes that the lessons and values learned in these stories will serve as light that will guide young readers to grow up with a profound love for books and reading, a deep respect for themselves, for others, and for the environment, and a keen awareness of their roles as good and responsible members of society.

For inquiries, visit www.lamparabooks.com.ph, or call Lampara Book Publishing at (02) 414-6188, 367-6222 (fax) or send an email to inquiry@lamparabooks.com.ph.

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