Our Folktales Series
Level B for Blooming (Set 1)


A Camel for KelamBadang the Mighty WarriorThe Brother of the Three MariasIssun-BoshiJourney to Happy LandPrincess KemangThe Princess of Gudang LedangThe Zodiac Story

About the book

Our Folktales Series:

The All-time Favourite Folktales from Asia is a collection of eight beloved children’s stories from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Singapore. In these beautifully illustrated tales, you will meet brave heroes who outsmart others, mystical spells that enchant, talking animals that are full of mischief, and so much more.

  1. A Camel for Kelam
    Rediscover the magic of one of India’s most beloved and popular folktales! Meet Pabu, who loves animals and his niece, Kelam. One day, Kelam tells Pabu that she wants a camel for her birthday, so Pabu sets off to Lanka in search of one …
    ISBN 9789811244704
  2. Badang the Mighty Warrior
    Rediscover the magic of one of Singapore’s most beloved and popular folktales! Meet Badang, a poor labourer, who uses his wits to gain super strength and freedom from his master. One day, the Raja of Singapura hears reports about this strongman, and summons Badang to his kingdom …
    ISBN 9789811244711
  3. The Brother of the Three Marias
    Rediscover the magic of one of Philippines’ most beloved and popular folktales! Meet Teong the folk healer, who cuts down a magical kolesmeloko tree and accidentally sets a giant serpent free. As punishment, he must give away his three daughters, Maria Upeng, Maria Loleng, and Maria Upeng, to three powerful kings. Years later, and the youngest child, Pedro, must journey across different realms to find his sisters and reunite his family …
    ISBN 9789811244728
  4. Issun-Boshi
    Rediscover the magic of one of Japan’s most beloved and popular folktales! Meet Issun-boshi, a boy who is no taller than one sun (3 cm). Although tiny, he is brave and spirited. With a needle as a sword, he sets off to the capital on a great adventure …
    ISBN 9789811244735
  5. Journey to Happy Land
    Rediscover the magic of one of Myanmar’s most beloved and popular folktales! Meet Pu Lone, a traditional Myanmarese toy, who along with his friends, is searching for a place to live happily and safely. During their journey, they meet other toys who aren’t so friendly …
    ISBN 9789811244742
  6. Princess Kemang
    Rediscover the magic of one of Indonesia’s most beloved and popular folktales! Meet Princess Kemang, a warrior princess who goes on an adventure into the woods and discovers a magical kemang tree who transforms into a young man …
    ISBN 9789811244759
  7. The Princess of Gudang Ledang
    Rediscover the magic of one of Malaysia’s most beloved and popular folktales! Meet the beautiful Princess of Gunung Ledang, who lives happily on the top of the mountain Ledang. When the powerful Sultan of Melaka comes courting, the princess must think of a clever way to reject his proposal …
    ISBN 9789811244766
  8. The Zodiac Story
    Rediscover the magic of one The of China’s most beloved and popular folktales! Meet the 12 animals of the zodiac. But how were the 12 animals in the zodiac decided? A great race was declared among all the animals, but who will win …
    ISBN 9789811244773

24 pages

About the Editor

Kathleen Wong is a bookworm, music lover and computer gamer. After obtaining her Honour’s degree in Life Sciences from the National University of Singapore, her love for books led her to educational publishing, where she started off as an editor and eventually rose to the position of publishing manager. Over the years, she has been involved in the editing and publishing of educational materials across various subjects such as science, math and English. She’s passionate about education and is always on the lookout for a good book to read.