Ang Alamat ng Gubat
Ang Alamat ng Gubat was certainly a surprise for first-time readers and Bob Ong fans alike. The fourth book in the series is very different from the first three books: it’s fiction! (with matching pictures!)
The Orange Book revolves around Tong, a heroic “Talangka” in search of the mystical “Puso ng Saging” to cure his ailing father, the King. Don’t be fooled even though there’s colored illustration every other page making it look like a storybook, there are symbols hidden in every character, situation and conversation. That’s where the fun begins!
Try to realize or decipher what or who “Leon“, the jungle, or even what the “Puso ng Saging” really means.
Is risking your life for a treasure really worth it or is it just another fool’s errand? Who is the real king?
These are some of the questions presented by the author.Definitely a thumbs-up or rather two paws-up for this one. A good addition to any collection. It challenges readers to be a hero in their own way, even how twisted or evil the “gubat” they are living in might be.