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FIRST AROUND THE GLOBE: The Story of Enrique

FIRST AROUND THE GLOBE: The Story of Enrique

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Meet Enrique, the accidental balikbayan who was also an extraordinary witness to history.

Enrique was Ferdinand Magellan's loyal servant and interpreter.  He traveled with his master during the first quarter of the sixteenth century.  

Follow his 10 year journey around the world, from the time he was kidnapped by pirates to Magellan's death at the Battle of Mactan.  

This book was inspired by an article written by National Artist for Historical Literature Carolos Quirino.



Nominated, 1998 Gintong Aklat Award for Children’s Literature

“If all our history books were written like First Around the Globe, history would certainly be the most interesting and delightful subject in school.”
—Junior Inquirer Magazine

“An irresistible yarn that provides a history lesson with a twist.”
—Mega Magazine


Written By: Reni Roxas   
Illustrated by: Arnel Mirasol
Size: 9.5 x 11.5 in
ISBN: 978-621-422-008-3
Year Published: 2017
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