[Ebook] ➦ Lalani of the Distant Sea ➥ Erin Entrada Kelly – Diclofenac16.us

Lalani of the Distant SeaThere Are Stories Of Extraordinary Children Who Are Chosen From Birth To Complete Great Quests And Conquer Evil VillainsThis Is No Such StorySometimes, You Are An Ordinary Child Sometimes, You Have To Choose Yourself This Is The Story Of Lalani Sarita, A Twelve Year Old Girl Who Lives On The Island Of Sanlagita In The Shadow Of A Vengeful Mountain When She Makes A Fateful Wish That Endangers Her Already Vulnerable Village, She Sets Out Across The Distant Sea In Search Of Life S Good Fortunes Grown Men Have Died Making The Same Journey What Hope Does An Ordinary Girl Have Inspired By Filipino Folklore, Lalani Of The Distant Sea Introduces Readers To A Landscape Of Magical Creatures, Such As Bai Vinca, The Enormous Birdwoman Ditasa Ulod, Part Woman, Part Eel The Mindoren, A Race Of Creatures Modeled After The Water Buffalo And The Whenbo Trees That Eat The Souls Of The Dead

[Ebook] ➦ Lalani of the Distant Sea ➥ Erin Entrada Kelly – Diclofenac16.us
  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Lalani of the Distant Sea
  • Erin Entrada Kelly
  • 17 August 2017
  • 0062747290

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  1. says:

    Hello, readers I don t typically interact with my work on GoodReads, but several readers have asked forinformation about the creatures in LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA which is such an incredible compliment and honor, by the way so I wanted to shareabout the folklore.The creatures in LALANI are inspired by Filipino folklore, but are not direct depictions of them With some exceptions, they are largely but not wholly born of my imagination To learnabout how Philippine mytholog Hello, readers I don t typically interact with my work on GoodReads, but several readers have asked forinformation about the creatures in LALANI OF THE DISTANT SEA which is such an incredible compliment and honor, by the way so I wanted to shareabout the folklore.The creatures in LALANI are inspired by Filipino folklore, but are not direct depictions of them With some exceptions, they are largely but not wholly born of my imagination To learnabout how Philippine mythology influenced the creatures of Sanlagita and Isa, visit my resources page To learnabout the rich and complex folklore of the Philippines and its creatures, I encourage you to visit the Aswang Project www.aswangproject.com The Aswang Project is an incredible resource, with comprehensive history, amazing illustrations, and endless stories You will get lost in its dark and delicious archives.Thank you, as always, for reading


  2. says:

    Wowza, this books packs a punch In this fantasy novel based on Filipino folklore, ordinary kids turn out to do extraordinary things just by having good intentions and never giving up This is a dark, rich, powerful story that verges on scary at times I d hand it to readers of The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill for a unique fantasy story with crazy good world building or readers of The Thickety by J.A White who like a dark fantasy with strong heroines.


  3. says:

    Have your ever read a book that connects so much to you it feels like it s seeing through your soul In my case, Erin Entrada Kelly s MG fantasy debut, Lalani of the Distant Sea, will be THAT book Because even though the narration did not clearly state that the story has Filipinx MCs and setting, the entirety of the storyline screams Filipino pride.First, let me just tell you that this book is rich with Filipino folklore and mythology so wonderfully reimagined, it will make yourselfintere Have your ever read a book that connects so much to you it feels like it s seeing through your soul In my case, Erin Entrada Kelly s MG fantasy debut, Lalani of the Distant Sea, will be THAT book Because even though the narration did not clearly state that the story has Filipinx MCs and setting, the entirety of the storyline screams Filipino pride.First, let me just tell you that this book is rich with Filipino folklore and mythology so wonderfully reimagined, it will make yourselfinterested to our own stories and legends Revolving on the story of Lalani Sarita, a young Sanlagitan girl who always thinks outside of the box and loves stories of mysteries When an overlong drought came upon the island of Sanlagita pestering both the people and their produce, people tried to make ends meet by making the most out of what s left in their village But Lalani is different as she is a girl with a fresh perspective of the world When an instance brought her along the footsteps of the forbidden lands of Mount Kahna, Lalani found the truth behind the darkness covering this clandestine landform But with this comes a choice that pushed her to go beyond her limits and do what she think is best for her family and the rest of Sanlagita The question is, will she make it out of the quest alive or will she be just like any other Sanlagitan men who tried before but never came back to their homeland As powerful and imaginative as it is, Erin s Lalani of the Distant Sea easily became my most favorite book of the year The fact that it features the best of the best of Philippine mythology and folklore is definitely something that excited me when I first heard about it last year and now that I finished a copy and will soon be released I love how Erin reimagined most Filipino folk stories like the nunso a wordplay for nuno sa punso and Fei Diwata Diwata means fairy in Filipino There s also a lot of interesting tale characters in this like Ziva, the goyuk, Bai Vinca, whenbos, the weeping loset, the Ditasa Ulod, and the mindorens which I imagine as tamaraws and mindoren must be derived from Mindoro If you want a fresh take on the Philippines old fables and folklores, this book should definitely be on your shelves.Another thing I love about this book is how it challenges the beauty of childhood thinking in a way that it inspires children and adults like me to always see the bigger picture in everything the way our MC, Lalani, does The story delivered the notable Erin Kelly vibe which embodies her Filipino trait of being generous to others and being brave in times of desperation.Moving on, let me highlight another good point on this book which is the importance of making yourself go the distance Lalani Sarita may be a simple girl in the outside but her brain holdsplans than anyone She simply had the choice to just accept her fate as a Sanlagitan girl who will be either a mender or a farmer but she did not conform to the norm and instead did her best in forging her own path This may be subtle but that takeaway tells a lot when it comes to taking the risk and doing things that we should do instead of just going with the flow and be a dead fish.I may not be able to translate all the things I love about this book but let me have this space to scream that this is how being represented feels like.Lastly, the illustrations in this book were exemplary and outstanding Lian Cho s artwork served its purpose and added a clearer view to the picture being painted by Erin s words And let me just commend Erin, Lian, and the rest of the Greenwillow team for bringing this book to the world You guys deserved all the love.FUN FACT When I finished the book, I had the time to chat with Erin since I defffff love this and I want to be a Sanlagitan I asked her who is her inspiration in naming one of the Whenbos in Isa, Sai, and she confirmed that it s me because I met her last year when she s still finishing this book and I absolutely panicked and hell yeah, send a lot of hugs to her Waaaaaah RATING 5 astonishing pahaalusk shells


  4. says:

    The Girl Who Drank the Moon meets The Jumbies So good


  5. says:

    Inspired by Filipino folklore Erin Entrada Kelly s new book Lalani of The Distant Sea will keep you reading late into the night kids get your flashlights ready This is a middle grade fantasy novel which follows the life and adventures of Lalani Sarita, a 12 year old girl, who may seem quite ordinary but when faced with danger she bravely goes on a quest that takes her to a legendary Island where she finds the courage and the tenacity to persevere Kelly has a wonderful way of writing about ma Inspired by Filipino folklore Erin Entrada Kelly s new book Lalani of The Distant Sea will keep you reading late into the night kids get your flashlights ready This is a middle grade fantasy novel which follows the life and adventures of Lalani Sarita, a 12 year old girl, who may seem quite ordinary but when faced with danger she bravely goes on a quest that takes her to a legendary Island where she finds the courage and the tenacity to persevere Kelly has a wonderful way of writing about marginalized kids and aligning them into remarkable friendships You will love them, root for them and worry about them but their acts of kindness and quite strength will win your heart


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    The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss website in exchange for an honest review I loved the other two novels I ve read by Erin Entrada Kelly but this one is probably my least favorite one so far I still really enjoyed it though, I was simply not a fan of the way it was structured and the fantasy elements were quite confusing, in my opinion It was still a great story with an uplifting message and a rich cultural background.


  7. says:

    Don t let the beautiful and bright colours of this cover fool you This story is full of dark Filipino folklore wonder just what my heart needed Adorned with gorgeous illustrations, each page is rife with magic and heart I can t wait for Little Me to read this, it s so up her alley magic, a little scary, an adventure, brave girls, and some creepy but fantastic creatures This would make an AMAZING film I could see it clearly in my mind the entire time I read Think Pan s Labyrinth In fact Don t let the beautiful and bright colours of this cover fool you This story is full of dark Filipino folklore wonder just what my heart needed Adorned with gorgeous illustrations, each page is rife with magic and heart I can t wait for Little Me to read this, it s so up her alley magic, a little scary, an adventure, brave girls, and some creepy but fantastic creatures This would make an AMAZING film I could see it clearly in my mind the entire time I read Think Pan s Labyrinth In fact, if you love PL, this book is a perfect story for you This book also has stories within its story If you like fairy tales the dark ones and or oral storytelling, please pick this one up


  8. says:

    There are some bookswhere you turn the last pageand want to start reading all over again.There are some booksthat are puzzlingyet throughout the readingyou develop a trustit will all come together at the end.And it does.There are some books who have characterswith traits you carry in your soul,but hide to the world.There are some unforgettable books This is one of them.Read it.Trust it.Allow your mindto be taken on this magical ride.


  9. says:

    I loved this book and I cannot wait to buy it in hardcover when it comes out High point of BookExpo for me was snagging a copy right at the end, when I thought I d missed my chance I hope someone decides to option this for film because it would be absolutely stupid not to The end.


  10. says:

    Where The Mountain Meets the Moon Moana.

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