“Our Folktales” Book on All-Time Favourite Folktales of Asia


Rediscover the magic of Asia’s most beloved and popular folktales in this one-of-a-kind compilation featuring stories from AFCC’s past Countries of Focus (COF).

Launched on 3 October 2020 on the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC)’s Facebook page, Our Folktales: The All-Time Favourite Folktales of Asia is a regional collaborative project across eight former Countries of Focus of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC). The book features eight beloved and popular illustrated stories from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, and Singapore, compiled and adapted in both print and digital formats.

This is a collection of timeless folktales that will surely excite both the young and young at heart, as they traverse through mystical forests of imagination, oceans of wonder and awe, and lands beyond that feel close to home. Purchase the book at AFCC’s official festival bookstore, Closetful of Books.

Find out more about Our Folktales: The All-Time Favourite Folktales of Asia at https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/11992.

About the Editor

Ruth Wan-Lau
Ruth Wan-Lau is the author of the bestselling Timmy and Tammy series, which has the honour of being the only children’s book series chosen to be part of the SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift Pack, given to all Singaporean babies born that year. Her Timmy and Tammy books were also presented to Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana by President Tony Tan to commemorate the royal birth. She has worked in public communications and as a writer, editor and publisher of children’s books for over 20 years. Ruth is currently the Publisher at World Scientific, heading the Children’s & Education Department.

About WS Education

WS Education
WS Education (WSE) is an imprint of World Scientific Publishing Co. Its mission is to develop the highest quality children’s and educational products for children, youth, parents and families worldwide.