The Poor Man Who Became King


When we think of kings, we think of royalty, or the head monarch. How does a poor fisherman inherit this title?

Listen to this Christmas story from the book A Child’s Treasury of Philippine Christmas Stories, written by Lin A. Flores and Anette Flores Garcia, published by Tahanan Books. This tale will be read aloud by Fr. Joaquin Jose Mari C. Sumpaico III, SJ.

Sandaang Salaysay is a podcast series brought to you by Areté and Ateneo de Manila Basic Education. You can listen to the story on Spotify, or stream it for free on Areté Connect where you can access additional learning activities together with the episode.

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