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Ngumiti si Andoy: Author and Illustrator Interviews

Welcome to the second day of the Ngumiti si Andoy blog tour!Ngumiti si Andoy, written by Xi Zuq (/Shee Zuk/) and illustrated by Dominic Agsaway, is the winner of the 2013 PBBY Salanga and Alcala Prizes and the latest bilingual (Filipino and English) picture book from Adarna House.  

In Ngumiti si Andoy, a boy named Andrew is drawing the statues in his school's heroes park when the statue of Andres "Andoy" Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution, comes to life. Andrew and Andoy have a conversation about Andoy's parents, siblings, and wife. The bookhasgreat educational value - teachers and parents can use it to introduce children to the hero or complement formal history lessons - but it is not overtly didactic.   

For the Ngumiti si Andoy blog tour, I am interviewing both the book's author and illustrator, as well as sharing some of the illustrator's initial sketches for the book.

Let's start with the debut author and my fellow book reviewer Mich…