Story by Rae Rival-Cosico
Illustrations by Jamie Bauza
- First Prize – 2013 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Short Story for Children
- 2016 National Children's Book Awards, Finalist — Kids' Choice
A museum of toys and superheroes suddenly opens in the town of Majayjay! Unfortunately, Marvino cannot afford the entrance fee at the museum. He contents himself with drawing superheroes outside the museum and showing them to his new friend.
One day, the museum doors finally open for Marvino. What he finds inside will truly surprise him.
May bagong bukas na museo ng mga laruan at superhero sa bayan ng Majayjay! Sa kasawiang palad, hindi kaya ni Marvino na magbayad para makapasok sa museo. Kaya nakukuntento na lamang siyang gumuhit ng mga superhero sa labas ng museo at ipakita ang mga ito sa bago niyang kaibigan.
Isang araw, nagbukas sa wakas ang mga pinto ng museo para kay Marvino. Tunay siyang magugulat sa matatagpuan niya sa loob nito.
Age Recommendation: 9+
32 pages | 100 grams | 7 by 9 inches
Citation from the 2016 National Children's Book Awards:
This is a nice story about Marvino going to a museum, but he doesn’t have the money for it. But then he befriends the one who owns the museum, but he doesn’t know it. What I like about this is that, if you see a good sculpting, you can draw it, just like how Marvino did. —Horacio Rafael de Peralta