BOOK REPORT TRADITIONAL RUNGUS FOLKTALES
The Rungus are an ethnic group of Borneo, living primarily in the northern region of Sabah and have a wealth of folklore. The stories in this collection are based on traditional Rungus stories, told by Nusiah Binti Alim, during a parent workshop at SK Tiga Papan in Kudat, Sabah. The stories were transcribed and translated into English by Lorinna Binti Konsiong. Illustrations were done by Jainal Amambing, an award-winning artist from Kudat, and Antud Didi, a junior artist who was a student at SK Tiga Papan. We asked the opinion of some of our young readers and they all enjoyed these traditional tales.
Tasu to the Rescue
A lovely story about Tasu the dog and his quest to help his family solve a problem by going for a long walk passing through orchards and paddy fields hoping to find an answer. Zachary, aged four, thought the story was sweet because Tasu helped the family and he could relate because it reminded him of his own pet dog.
I am Itut-Itut
Itut-Itut is a hard-working farmer who discovers that his crops are being stolen. He decides to find the culprit and goes about setting up a trap, which brings about an unexpected adventure and a surprising discovery. We asked Larissha Jalene, aged seven, what she thought of the book and she said she enjoyed the story and the illustrations because they were exciting and funny.
These books are available at Silverfish Books for RM20 each.