Based on a childhood tale of painter Araceli Limcaco Dans, Cely's Crocodile by Gabriela Dans Lee seamlessly braids art and history as she recounts her grandmother's contribution to the wartime efforts of Filipinos during World War II. Adrian Panadero's illustrations evoke a war-torn era in which Cely discovers that her destiny and her family's survival lie in the very art that's given her new eyes with which to see and reimagine the world around her.
Winner, 2022 National Children's Book Award
Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Philippines
Softcover / 10 x 7.75 inches / 39 pages / Color