Ballesteros on My Mind



Comments from Readers
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The book is so impressive, specially the font, just right for children and adults who have poor eyesights. The illustrations are awesome and colorful, and, of course, the story itself is super and vivid, taking you back to our beautiful country, the Philippines.

Virginia Navarro
Stockton, California
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Like all good children books, this illustrated memoir appeals to adults as well—perhaps even more so. Having grown up in a small landlocked town in Iloilo, I read with envy Rey de la Cruz's reminiscences about listening to programs coming from Taiwan on the transistor radio, scooping small shellfish called gakka on the beach, or hearing mermaid tales from Grandaunt Inding. I am filled with nostalgia for experiences I have not lived. Tenni Magcase's charming illustrations are so inspired they tell the story on their own. I enjoy very much the the English and Tagalog versions. I am sure the Ilocano and Spanish versions are equally a joy to read. Congratulations to Rey de la Cruz and Tenni Magcase for producing an utterly delightful book!

Angioline Loredo
New York City
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What wonderful memories of childhood! I had always wondered what it would have been like growing up in the Philippines. This is a sweet book I will read to my grandchildren, to give them a small taste of their heritage. Because the book is in English, Tagalog, Ilocano, and Spanish, it would be a chance to get them started in languages. Thumbs up to Ballesteros on My Mind !

Elisa Racelis Boughner
Glenview, Ilinois
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Rey de la Cruz's Ballesteros on My Mind: My Hometown in the Philippines is a wonderful children's book, particularly suitable for elementary-aged children (depending on their reading level ability). De la Cruz writes about his childhood home in the Philippines and his poignant remembrances of family and daily life.
It is a very useful book where American children can familiarize themselves with life lived in a different and unique culture. The glossary at the end is very helpful explanatory tool for readers of all ages. The illustrations by Tenni Magcase are a colorful and welcome addition.

Mary  A. Somogy
Chicago, Illinois
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Amazing book! It drew me deep into the the life of the author. Lovely illustrations! Very simple but effective, making it easier for someone's imagination when reading. Talent at its best!

Morgen Chandomba
Bulawayao, Zimbabwe
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Ballesteros on My Mind: My Hometown in the Philippines is my kind of book!
Ballesteros, Cagayan, is my hometown in the Philippines, and I vividly remember every sight and sound depicted in the book. Thanks for reliving my precious childhood memories!

Cielita Unite Pagador
Santa Clarita, California
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I felt warmth in my hands as if I was back home in the Philippines the moment I started reading the beautiful and sincere book. Oh, the illustrations are nice! I will treasure the book, which I will read to my future children and grandchildren.

Christine Rocas
Dancer, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

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Lieve Rey de la Cruz, dank je wel voor jouw super leuk boek. Hoewel het een kinderboek is, geniet ik er als volwassene ook van. Geweldige illustraties en een leuk verhaal.

Iris Oehlers
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Naimbag nga batis ti oral history nga ma-celebrar tayo paras mataginayon.

Migs Canilao
Chicago, Illinois
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Nagmayat nga basbasaen, lalo no ibasam idiay apappo. Tenni Magcase 's llustrations are simple but bright. An impressive read for young children, it is a poignant story of childhood when things, places and fun were in much simpler state. Kudos to Rey E. de la Cruz for being a delightful and magnificent storyteller!

Lani Chan
Streamwood, Illinois

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Dr. de la Cruz 細數童年時光美好往事,對於人、事、物的回憶與懷念,充滿情感,令人嚮往,亦給予今日的孩童和成人,對文中所述,有深刻的瞭解與印象,值得推薦大家閱讀欣賞!
非常喜歡 Tenni Magcase 的插圖,進一步活化了文字方面的描述與傳達,而且繪出作者的緬懷情感,兩相對照,相得益彰,很成功的一次圖文並茂!

Ming-Gon John Lian, Ed.D.
Normal, Illinois
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Pagbati at pasasalamat kay Rey de la Cruz sa pagsulat ng aklat na Ballesteros sa Aking Kaisipan at kay Tenni Magcase sa pagdibuho. Ito ay nagpapaalala sa atin na saanmang bansa tayo maglakbay o manirahan, mananatili pa rin ang ating pagmamahal at isipan sa lugar na itinuturing nating tahanan. O, kay sarap mabuhay sa sariling bayan. Mabuhay!

Ruben Salazar
Darien, Illinois
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Rey E. de la Cruz's book is beautiful. It has nice illustrations by Tenni Magcase that visually narrate the character and the mood of the story. There is something humble about the book that leads me back to my childhood.  Of course, mine was different, but it made me recall scenes from my family when I was a child. I appreciate getting to know  de la Cruz as a person and the beautiful place Ballesteros, Cagayan.

Chito Maravilla
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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So beautiful, elegant and heartwarming!

Beverly Evko, Ph.D.
Park Ridge, Illinois
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The voice of the book is true, strong and vibrant. It is informative, entertaining and authentic in sharing honest sentiments.

Cheryl E. Cage, Ed.D.
Chicago, Illinois
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Hello, Mr Rey! Sekarang bukunya sudah sampe di Jakarta, Indonesia. Senang sekali baca bukunya yang masa kecil nya Mr Rey. Sambil baca bukunya saya ada imagination bagaimanna indahnya kampung desa Ballesteros. Lucu juga yang cara makannya keong dan saya ingat makanan kecil di Filipina apalagi yang tinubong. Saya impress juga dengan gambar-gambarnya yang di illustrasikan oleh Ibu Tenni Magcase. Selamat dan sukses dan mudah mudahan Mr. Rey de la Cruz meneruskan menulis buku seperti Ballesteros on My Mind yang bisa memberi pendidikan sekaligus inspirasi dan kenang kenangan manis untuk semua anak waktu masa kecil. Sucess!

Rose Marie Kartodirdjo
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Maravilloso tesoro de cuentos de una infancia al lado del mar filipino, ilustrado por un reconocido y premiado artista.

Gia R. Mendoza
Seattle, Washington
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I really enjoyed reading the book!  It has brought Ballesteros to both my mind and my heart.  I look forward to visiting the town someday to see the gakka eaters live and to have a taste of patupat and tinubong—which are all new to me!
The book gave me a chance to recall my own beautiful memories in the 1980s, while I was growing up in a small mining community in Cebu, Philippines.  It is a joy to be able to identify my childhood experiences in the book,  like watching the sunset; being home and praying with family at 6 o'clock; going home for lunch on a school day; playing sungka; and having the whole town as our playground.
Terima kasih for the wonderful story  from the heart!

Ma. Theresa Rose V. Loyola
Administrative Vice-Principal
Mentari International School, Bintaro-Elementary
Jakarta, Indonesia

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Fiquei encantada com a riqueza de detalhes que o livro proporciona, ainda mais que são lembranças de um querido amigo que conheci em Ushuaia-Argentina no verão de 2013.

Virginia Rolim Wolffenbuttel
Cidade de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
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I shall treasure the book forever. Because I spent my childhood in Ballesteros, Cagayan, I could relate to most of the memories and experiences in the book.

Ruby Tabora Elazegui
Palatine, Illinois
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I started reading the English version to my 20-month-old grandson, Ethan,  and he was very interested in looking at the pictures. I love the illustrations, and the story brings back fond memories of my childhood similar to the stories in the book.I plan to read the Tagalog version to  Ethan soon.

Alicia Bustillo Lavisky
Clarkston, Michigan
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I got the Tagalog version book for my 7-year-old great-niece who was born in the U.S., but spends Christmas and summer vacations in the Philippines.  The book is  perfect for keeping her in touch with her roots!

Therese Cruz
Bellingham, Washington
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Congratulations to Rey de la Cruz for sharing his wonderful childhood memories of Ballesteros through this book. It inspired me to reminisce about my childhood memories of my own hometown of Pakil, Laguna. The descriptions are vivid, especially of the local culture, the people, the places, the food, the way of life. it also reflects well Filipino values and the importance of close family ties. It's an easy read, and the glossary at the end of the book is useful and educational. Well done, my friend!

Delia R. Barcelona, Ph.D.
Jersey City, New Jersey
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The book is a heartfelt tribute to a childhood place.  It makes me want to visit and reimagine with the author, Rey de la Cruz. Tenni Magcase's  illustrations are soft and welcoming.  The book is highly recommended!

Almira Astudillo Gilles, Ph.D.
Palatine, Illinois
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Ballesteros on My Mind is full of interesting things and characters from a small town in Philippines. The age of innocence, the love of family and friends, and  the sense of wonderment are well projected by the author, Rey de la Cruz, and illustrator, Tenni Magcase. Great job!

Selma Virginia Giffoni Ferreira
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ballesteros is always on my mind because it is my hometown in the Philippines. The book is easy to read, very precise, and invigorating. I felt as if I never left Ballesteros.

Fred Hernandez Sr.
Newington, New South Wales, Australia
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Nagpintas ti istorya daytoy nga libro, makaay-ayo nga basaen!

Merlita Bayuga
Chicago, Illinois
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I love the book! The story is engaging, and the illustrations are fantastic!

Clarissa Banuelos Subagyo
Jakarta, Indonesia
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The simplicity and effectiveness of the illustrations interweave nicely with the interesting story of a childhood that will stand the test of time.

Marlon Viloria
Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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As a Language Other Than English (LOTE) teacher, I  highly recommended the book for language classes for all ages (primary or secondary) on either a beginning  or continuing course. The illustrations are gorgeous, and the story touches the child in everybody!

Maria Martinez
Greystanes, New South Wales, Australia
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Ballesteros on My Mind  is a wonderful book. The story is accurately illustrated, capturing the story well into the drawings. As you read through the pages, it reminds you of your own happy childhood. When you are done, the book leaves you a warm feeling, making you wish you were in Ballesteros!

Grace Imperial
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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The book awakened my fond memories of my hometown, Ballesteros, which will always be in my heart and soul.

Nimfa Alvarez Sta. Ana
Santa Ana, California
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I spent my childhood in Ballesteros, Cagayan, and the book made me relive memories of being carefree and adventurous in a town that has interesting people and traditions.

Joe  S. Collado
Houston, Texas
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The book is quarilingual, that is, it is in written in four languages: English, Tagalog, Ilocano and Spanish, and that is no mean feat! Awesome job, Rey and Tenni!

Lenore RS Lim
Manila/Vancouver/New York City
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Beautiful story. This is something the young generation might not ever experience anymore.

Emma Gutierrez
Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
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I grew up in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur,  but I vacationed in Ballesteros, Cagayan, because I had relatives there. The book made me recapture the taste of the gakka, which I immensely enjoyed eating.

Octavio "Benny" Tolentino
Union, New Jersey
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Ballesteros is also my hometown in the Philippines, and the book brings memories of  days gone by. Memories are great to cling to, especially in this troubled world.

Ruby Alonzo, M.D.
Frederick, Maryland
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Great book, especially for Filipino-American children! It vividly captures a way of life in a small town in northern Philippines . Knowing this will enhance the children's  appreciation of our unique Philippine culture.

Lewanda Lim
Gahanna, Ohio

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The evocative Ballesteros on My Mind captures an idyllic childhood in a northern seaside town in the Philippines--the savouring of the simple joys and the slow deliberate pace of life, as well as the strong sense of community. It is an exciting glimpse into a bygone time, and the illustrations complement the story beautifully.

Emmily Magtalas Rhodes
Derbyshire, England
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Ljoti elustreta un laba.

Arkadij Chudnikov
Riga, Latvia
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Ballesteros on My Mind is a well-written book about author's childhood days in his hometown in the Philippines. The illustrations are wonderful. Highly recommended!

Francis Alday
Makati City, Philippines
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Binasa ke isang libru. Buri ke, aganaka ke itang masayang panaun anyang anak ku. Masanting ya pangasulat ampong pangadrowing. Salamat, Rey!

Danvic Briones
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Nagmayat nga basbasaen ti
Ballesteros iti Panunotko!

Christine Fernandez
Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines
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What a nice homage to the author's childhood and heritage! It is something many should do one way or another.

Ester Hana
Chicago, Illinois
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Muy buen libro sobre la historia de un Filipino en su pueblo natal, con imágenes interesantes de su vida.

Alberto Sosa
Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Perskai
čiau šitą nuostabią knygą. Man labai patiko.
Tai viena iš nuostabiausi
ų vaikysyės istorijų.

Valerijia Agasimova
Vilnus, Lithuania
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I am a native of Ballesteros, Cagayan, and I consider the book as a heritage treasure for anybody who has a Ballesteros connection.

Elisa Unite Diozon
The Woodlands, Texas
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Ballesteros on Mind はフィリピンの町につて本です。この本はい思ったより面白いです。絵はスゴいですよ!!! 読んでください!Reyさん、よろしくお願いします!!!

Darryl Sanceda
Streamwood, Illinois
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The book is very special, making Ballesteros a place for any heart and soul.

Ivan Kevin Castro
Glenview, Illinois
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Ballesteros on My Mind - žavingai iliustruota knygelė su mielomis istorijomis ir daug širdies. Sėkmės jos autoriui keliaujant po pasaulį ir skleidžiant savo gimtųjų Filipinų jaukumą!

Milda Jukniute
Vilnus, Lithuania
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Nagpintas met ti istorya na daytoy a libro,
Ballesteros on My Mind. Malagip ko pay idi ubingak, kasta nga kasta ti nadakkelak a biag ijay ayayatek nga disso/lugar, Vargas, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac. Naragsak ti biag idiay, ngem dadduma met naliday. Naragsak ta ngamin kadwam dagiti ayayatem ti biag mo. Dagiti kapamilyam, kakabsat mo, kakasinsin mo, dagiti uliteg ken ikit mo . . . Nagyan kami met ti maysaa kubo. Isu nga maragsakanak idi mabasak daytoy a libro. Agyamanak kenni Rey de la Cruz isu ti nangibingay kanyak ti storya ti libro nga aramid na.

Josephine Gamponia Solis
Imus, Cavite
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Rey, I wanted to let you know personally how much I enjoyed reading
Ballesteros on My Mind, which is truly well written and beautifully illustrated. It made me realize just how important it is to memorialize those childhood moments. It is a great tribute to your family, your heritage, and your childhood home. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Mary Neuhaus
Niles, Illinois
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Malagu yang libro....makasaup yang maragul.....


Lina Larin Yu
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Well
-described hometown experience. Reminded me of my younger years when I visited grandma in the province every summer. I still remember patupat.

Benjamin Gaetos
Los Angeles, California
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Gorąco polecam. Uwielbiamy tą historię zawarte rysunki i ilustracje. Pozdrawiam serdecznie i życzę powodzenia, Rey de la Cruz.

Adrian Wodka
Kutno, Poland
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Una maravillosa historia, y las ilustraciones muy coloridas , no solo para niños, muy recomendable para toda la familia. Felicidades, Sr. Rey E. de la Cruz!

Carlos Pérez Cuevas
Ciudad de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Kayatko !!! Napintas ti storia ken ladawan .
Para amin a tao!!!


Imelda Tagad Figueras
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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Nice going! A wonderful presentation of a childhood in a serene and simple town among close
-knit townspeople!

Dodols Amon
Quezon City, Philippines
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Дуже гарна книга! Цікава розповідь про життя хлопчика і його сімї! Захоплюючі та привабливі малюнки! Рекомендую цю книгу для прочитання!

Vera Cherniak
Kiev, Ukraine
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Gusto no kaayo ang libro para sa tanan tigulang ug batan on
.

Angelica Borromeo
Chicago, Illinois
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A fost o lectura pl
ăcută și am am fost plăcut surprinsă de ilustrații foarte colorate !

Diana Vieru
Chisinau, Moldova
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Well-written and memory-filled book. A book for all ages!

Nick Deocampo
Quezon City, Philippines
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Aceasta carte mi-a părut tare intetesantă! Gîndurile autorului au fost expuse foarte frumos și amintirile lui par foarte "dulce".
Î
și manifestă o dragoste adevarata fața de patria sa!

Nicolai Chirnev
Chisinau, Moldova
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Napakaganda ng librong ito, hindi ako magsasawang basahin nang paulit-ulit, parang bumabalik din ako sa alaala ng aking bayan na kinalakhan.

Irelyn Sarmiento Arana
Bartlett, Illinois
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Aceasta carte mi-a părut tare intetesantă! Gîndurile autorului au fost expuse foarte frumos și amintirile lui par foarte "dulce".
Î
și manifestă o dragoste adevarata fața de patria sa!

Kate Bulat
Chisinau, Moldova
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I just met the charming author at the Dragon Lights Festival in Chicago! What a delight to read about Ballesteros through his book. Much love!


Beena David
Chicago, Illinois
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Iti innem a pulo ket innem a tawen ko, makapailiw a subli sublian dagidi a panawen nga inladawan iti estoria ni Dr. Rey de la Cruz . . .Toy pusok napnu't rag-o ken ragsak, saanko man a magawidan a lagipen dagidi a pasamak manipud panakaipasngay panagdakkel panagbalasang naestaduan agingga na ita a bumaketen . . .Adda latta diay isem a mamagkulding.

Merlita Usita Campañano

Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines
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Ballesteros sa Aking Kaisipan makes one reminisce about special childhood memories with its entertaining stories and lovely illustrations!

Toots Magsino
Parañaque City, Philippines
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Erinnerungs Rückblicke an der Autorens Kindheit. Sehr gut geschrieben & eine Zeitreise in der Vergangenheit wenn alles war noch unschuldig. Bravo!!!


Crizelda Crescini
Hamburg, Germany
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We bought this book from our new friend, Rey, and I couldn’t wait until we got home to read it again with my husband. We both liked it, and it was a good inspiration for others to write. The illustrations are delightful, too.


Esther Lebeck Loveridge
Sacramento, California
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Очень захватывающая книга господина Рея о местечке где он провел свое детство!
Здорово, что спустя столько десятилетий, он не потерял свою любовь к родине и что он позволяет всему миру познакомиться с славным регионом Баллестерос!
Много лет здоровья автору!

Nicolai Chirnev
Chisinau, Moldova
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The precious book is a narrative of our hometown, Ballesteros, Cagayan. The childhood experiences in the book are timeless.

Pia Cartagena Alonzo
Quezon City, Philippines
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Hola, Rey! Regresé de Ecuador Noviembre 14 (2015) y tuve la oportunidad de terminar de leer tu libro Recuerdos de Ballesteros, es una hermosa historia de tu vida en esa parte del mundo que según tú describes es muy hermosa. Al leer el libro tuve la oportunidad de conocerte y darme cuenta que eres una persona muy priviligiada porque fuiste feliz viviendo en Ballesteros. Felicitaciones y es un honor para mí tener este libro conmigo. Éxitos en tu vida como escritor y ojalá algún día nos encontremos otra vez para platicar de la vida.

Mary Garcia
Weston, Florida
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Ballesteros on My Mind by my good friend and neighbor
Rey de la Cruz is a very charming little book that would be ideal as a supplement to grammar
-school social studies in the lower grades. Social studies was my favorite subject in grammar school because we learned about children our age in foreign countries. I always daydreamed and imagined myself living in those countries. Rey's book about his village in the Philippines fits right into what social studies is all about.
I even enjoyed the book as an adult. We are never too old to learn, and any kind of knowledge gained is worthwhile.

Raymond Piskule
Glenview, Illinois
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Kababata ko ang may-akda. Napagaling ang paglahad niya ng mga araw-araw na pangyayari nang kami'y mga bata, lalo na ang dagat, gakka, at mga taong-bayan.

Alejandro Quirolgico
Ballesteros, Cagayan, Philippines
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נתתי את הספר הזה לבת שלי לקרוא תוך כדי קריאה שהיא מתרגשת והיא אוהבת ביותר היא המרכבה של כי היא אוהבת סוסים! היא ממשיכה לקרוא את הספר כמה פעמים.

Eilana Ordonia Denis
Jerusalem, Israel
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En Recuerdos de Ballesteros, Rey E de la Cruz describe con detalle la experiencia de crecer en un pueblo junto al mar en Filipinas. Nos cuenta las tradiciones, los juegos, la gastronomía, la libertad y también las obligaciones que tenía un niño en una zona rural de Filipinas en los años 60. El texto, conciso y directo, es fácil de entender por cualquier persona con un nivel medio de español. La historia incorpora palabras de la lengua local, el ilocano, y al final del libro podemos encontrar una transcripción en inglés del texto. La historia va acompañada en cada una de las páginas de las hermosas ilustraciones de Tenni Magcase facilitando la comprensión de la historia. Muy recomendable.

Salvador Vergara Sequeiro
Jefe de biblioteca
Instituto Cervantes de Chicago
Estados Unidos

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كادي الصغيرة فرحانة بالكتاب
اعجبتها الرسوم كثيرا
هي لا تعرف القراءة لكنها ستقرأها عندما تكبر

Moh'd Al-Nemer
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Ballesteros sa Aking Kaisipan is a time capsule of the Ballesteros citizens' hopes, dreams and memories.

Ronie Acebedo
Marilao, Bulacan, Philippines
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The author's love of the gakka is very special. I shall treasure it.

Ann Markunas
Hudson, Ohio
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El libro Recuerdos de Ballesteros de Rey de la Cruz nos ayuda a conocer la pequeña historia de Ballesteros y de la provincia de Cagayán hace cincuenta años. Con un texto muy entretenido, descubrimos cómo era la vida diaria de esa época, y las magníficas ilustraciones de Tenni Magcase ponen color y forma a esas historias como si fuera un bello cuento de la niñez.

Manuel Pérez
Jefe de biblioteca
Instituto Cervantes de Manila
Filipinas

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My snappy salute to Ballesteros sa Aking Kaisipan! After reading the book, I could imagine how my late father, Pedro Collado, a native of Ballesteros, lived in his early years. I loved the stories my father told, and I love the book for making his stories alive again!

Pete Collado
Davao City, Philippines
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Wow, in four languages! This is an amazing feat! The book is about Ballesteros, the Philippines, and the world!

Imelda Cajipe Endaya
Parañaque City, Philippines
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Ballesteros sa Aking Kaisipan is nicely written with wonderful illustrations. I feel like visiting the place to get to experience it myself.

Joey P. Reyes
Parañaque City, Philippines
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Isang pagbati sa malikhaing aklat na ito. Kapuri-puri ang nilalaman at disenyo. Maraming alaala ang nagbabalik para sa aking mga kaanak dahil sa aklat na ito. Kahanga-hanga!

Reuel Aguila
Quezon City, Philippines
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Ballesteros on My Mind depicts a childhood full of love and warmth.

Mayie Salcedo-Callangan
Quezon City, Philippines
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Nasadyahan gid ko magbasa sang libro nga ni kag nanamian gid ko sang mga drawing ya. Nalingaw gid ko magbasa!


Trixia Mei Chavez Sorrera
Chicago, Illinois
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A beautiful book! Touching and uplifting in its simplicity. I love it!

Jennifer Catindig
Quezon City, Philippines
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The book is nostalgic and authentic. It shows that childhood is part and parcel of who we are when we grow up.

Edwin Josue
New York, New York
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My mother, Felicidad Unite Constantino, was a native of Ballesteros, Cagayan. I visited the town four times. Ballesteros iti Panunotko vividly brought back memories of the gakka, which I enjoyed eating.

Rhiza Ibis
Caloocan City, Philippines
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I love Ballesteros sa Aking Kaisipan because of its simplicity. In this age of multitasking and voluminous information, the hardest thing to do is to be simple. The book is fresh air in the complicated world we live in.

Cesar Anthony Marquez
Parañaque City, Philippines
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A feeling of nostalgia swept over me as I read Ballesteros iti Panunotko. How I wish I could bring back the golden days I spent going to high school and having fun with my friends and relatives in Ballesteros.

Rodina Baccaray
Bidduang, Pamplona, Cagayan, Philippines
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Le agradezco muy sinceramente que haya pensado en nosotros como destino de su publicación cuyas páginas destilan de tanto cariño de forma tan delicada.
Aprovecho la ocasión para saludarle atentamente.
Rafael Ruiz Pérez
Director
Red Municipal de Bibliotecas de Córdoba

Cordoba, España
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I love my hometown, Ballesteros, Cagayan!

Remedios Pagulayan Biascan
Quezon City, Philippines
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Ang aklat na
Ballesteros sa Aking Kaisipan ay isang magandang aklat na kahit sino ay magugustuhan ang nilalaman nito at maitatanim sa kanilang puso’t damdamin ang kuwento ng isang maliit na bayan na naglalarawan ng kaugalian ng sinaunang mga Pilipino.
Ang mga larawan na ginuhit ng isang batikang mandidibuho ng mga kuwento na si Tenni Magcase ay ginawang simple lamang para sa lahat ng antas ng karunugan.
Ang ginawang simpleng pakakasulat at paglalahad ni Dr. Rey de la Cruz ay lalong nagpakita na para bagang ang bumabasa ay kalahok o kasamang mga karakter ng kuwento.
Bilang isang guro, mataas kong nirerekomenda na maging aklat ito ng mga mag
-aaral upang matularan ang galing ng pakakasulat at gayundin ang pagkakadibuho ng kuwento. Ito ay magandang batayan ng mga mag-aaral na nagsisimula pa lamang kumatha ng kanilang sariling kuwento.

Mercedes C. Reynon
Fisher, Indiana
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E um livro maravilhoso para todas as crianças!

Michelle Margot Alves
Chicago, Illinois
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ძალიან საინტერესო წიგნია! გისურვებთ წარმატებას!

Darejan Dzotsenidze
Tbilisi, Georgia
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Kitabı ve çizimler çok ba
şarılı, tavsiye ederim.

Afsin Aydin
Istanbul, Turkey
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Այս գիրքը ոչ միայն փոքրիկների , այլ բոլոր տարիքի մարդկանց համար; գեղեցիկ պատկերազարդումներով եւ հետաքրքիր պատմություններով։

David Hovsepyan
Yerevan, Armenia
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Süper bir kitap, bence çocuklara çok e
ğitici!!

Namik Ilksoy
Istanbul, Turkey
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ძალიან საინტერესო მოთხრობები ლამაზი გაფორმებით

Nick Mazanishvili
Tbilisi, Georgia
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Ես և երկու տարեկան երեխաս կարդացինք այս գիրքը,այն ֆանտաստիկ էր,հիանալի տպավորություններ ունեցա այդ գրքից,շնորհակալ եմ հեղինակին անչափ: Իլլուստրացիաները շատ լավն էին:
Thanks, Rey de la Cruz !!!

Arthur Ghazarian
Dilijan, Armenia
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Cast in language and illustrations that are appealing to children, the book is an ode to Filipino childhood. The author's crystal-clear memory captures and preserves the collective memory of Filipinos who have lived in small towns, like Ballesteros, at a time when the streets were playgrounds and seashells the source of the simplest joys.
Ma. Elena Paulma
Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines


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