Our Nipa Hut Story Time and Craft with Rachell Abalos

Story Time & Craft with Rachell Abalos on Saturday, March 2nd at 2 pm. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020.

Explore a traditional Filipino dwelling!

Get ready for a story set in the Philippines about a family preparing for a tropical storm filled with beautiful and vibrant illustrations. Filipina author Rachell Abalos will read Our Nipa Hut and then help craft a hut with attendees. Best for ages 4+. 

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A photo of a popsicle stick house with paper cut to look like a thatched roof and a photo of a family in the middle.

A sample of the simple nipa hut craft. 

About Our Nipa Hut:

Our Nipa Hut book cover. A colorful illustration of a nipa hut surrounded by animals and plants. The hut is red thatched roof with posts holding up the edge further than the hut underneath.

Yelena and Papa take care of their traditional Filipino dwelling - their nipa hut - and it takes care of them. But when a tropical storm roars towards the Philippines, their preparation will be put to the test. Gripping narrative will keep young readers glued to the pages as Yelena, Papa and the nipa hut work together as a family to withstand the storm.

About the author:

Rachell Abalos author photo. A Filipina woman with short straight black hair and glasses wearing a blue and white polka dot blouse.

Rachell Abalos remembers her childhood in the Philippines, taking naps, eating ice buko, and smelling the fish frying outside her grandmother's house. She currently lives in Southern California, USA, with her husband and two kids, where she writes stories about her Filipino culture. Our Nipa Hut is her debut picture book.

Photo credit: Provided by author


Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

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