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Can a fish talk? Can it jump and play and run, especially run, just like a small boy? When Lakas and his dad go shopping, they meet a very special fish that can do all these things and more! But this fish won't stay put in his fish tank. Once it leaps out, a cast of unusual Manilatown characters chases it down Kearny Street and all the way to San Francisco Bay. Hoy, hoy! Will Lakas and his friends ever catch this sly and charming fish? Will Lakas' dearest wish come true?

In this bilingual English-Tagalog story set in the U.S., an all-American boy of Filipino descent, some amusing manongs-Filipino elders-and a fish with unusual faculties take off on a fanciful romp through a dreamscape of the imagination. Author Anthony Robles' irrepressibly lively characters and improbably funny adventure will delight readers. Artist Carl Angel's evocative illustrations leap off the page and pay affectionate homage to one neighborhood's Filipino-American past.



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Towards a Cultural Community:
Identity, Education and Stewardship in Filipino American Performing Arts

by Remé Grefalda, Lucy Burns, Anna Alves and Theodore Gonzalves

Understanding Mindanao Conflict
by Patricio P. Diaz

Not Home, But Here:
Writing from the Filipino Diaspora

edited by Luisa Igloria

The Right Place and Other Stories
by Rodney Dakita Garcia

Escape to Manila: From Nazi Tyranny
to Japanese Terror

by Frank Ephraim

A Watch in the Night
by Denis Murphy

Lakas and the Manilatown Fish
by Anthony D. Robles

Gravities of Center
by Barbara J. Pulmano Reyes

TRI/VIA
by Michelle Naka Pierce and Veronica Corpuz
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