Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lit News: Moymoy Lulumboy Book 6 and Two More Children's Books Released by Lampara Publishing House, Inc.

With ABS-CBN exclusive rights to build up the hit fantasy series Moymoy Lulumboy into a multimedia franchise, It became one of the most anticipated releases on annual Manila International Book Fair (MIBF).

The 6th book titled "Ang Ugat at ang Propesiya" was released last Friday of September 13, 2019, during the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF 2019) at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasig City, Philippines. Following Moymoy Lulumboy's adventure as a heroic character who keeps on pondering the complexities of adolescent life, Lampara Publishing House succeeds in debunking the biased conception about aswang by going beyond its role in pop culture.

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Moymoy Lulumboy book 6 (front cover)

Fueling Moymoy's adolescent issues, the book marks the kid's return to his descendant's world of Gabun where he will be again facing another errand to save his loved ones, his brother Alangkaw and his childhood sweetheart Hasmin away from undesirable entities.

During the Q&A portion at the book launch of Moymoy Lulumboy book 6, when asked about the novel's path towards to a more young adulting direction, Segundo Matias, Jr. (author) pointed out his interest in writing characters that would tackle an imperfect life: “Gusto kong gumawa ng isang YA novel na gaya ng Mga Batang Poz. Yung buhay ng isang teenager o young adult: nag-e-explore, madalas magkamali at pagkatapos ay natututo sa buhay.”

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Segundo Matias, Jr. (author) being interviewed,
on his side, Jaime Bauza, illustrator of Angelica: Ang Multo ng Balete Drive

As for Segundo Matias, Jr. other titles also released during the Moymoy Lulumboy book 6 launch, "Angelica: Ang Multo Ng Balete Drive", whose courageous woman disrupted the ghost rules just to save a human life; and "Moñito: Ang Mabait na Demonyo", a demon kid born without a horn and a tail unlike his parents, they'll be likely enjoyed by children and adult readers as well.

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Segundo Matias, Jr. New Books: Moymoy Lulumboy 6, Angelica, and Moñito
Photo credits: our brother blog site Literateknolohitura.com
Completing the event's showcase, Segundo Matias, Jr. presents also his "Mga Batang Poz", a daring 2018 young adult novel which was adapted into a digital series already in iWant TV. Pushing for awareness in understanding the lives of people living with HIV-AIDS, the book accumulated positive reviews from critics and other kinds of publications, with Philippine Star Supreme commending the material for pointing out a subject that has for some time been ridiculed by religious conservatives.

[ Related read: https://www.literateknolohitura.com/2018/10/mga-batang-poz-book-launch.html ]

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Mga Batang POZ (front cover)

The new books "Moymoy Lulumboy 6: Ang Ugat at ang Propesiya", "Angelica: Ang Multo Ng Balete Drive", and "Moñito: Ang Mabait na Demonyo" will be first available on Precious Pages bookshops, and soon to become available in the coming week on National Book Store, Pandayan book shop and leading books stores nationwide. Whilst "Mga Batang Poz" book is already available on most bookstores.

For inquiries, you may contact: inquiry@lamparabooks.com.ph

Or visit and like their page @ https://www.facebook.com/lamparabooks/

Thanks!


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