Dr. Joem Antonio has written a new children’s book entitled Narding Carpio and the Wall. Illustrated by Bertha Kaye De Mesa, the book is now available from Chikiting Books and may be ordered here. The cover and description may be viewed below.

Narding Carpio can do anything. He can hold his breath for hours, lift heavy objects, and even talk to diwatas. But when giant waves sank Barangay San Geronimo, Narding’s power was tested to its fullest.

A multiple Palanca Award-winning writer, Dr. Antonio received his MA in Humanities with Specialization in History from UA&P where he is currently the Program Director of the MA Humanities Program.