Papel de Liha

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Papel De Liha (Sand paper) is a children's book authored by Ma. Corazon Remigio. This story talks about the untiring love of a mother for her family.

The story was illustrated with beautiful drawings by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero[1]. It was published under the Adarna House, Inc.


The book tells about a mother who shows her untiring and unfailing love for her family. She works all day and it has turned her hands as rough as sandpaper. This distresses the little girl, upon hearing her aunt saying that her mother's hands may cause her father of leaving them. But in the end, the little girl realizes how much effort and love her mother puts in every task she does for her and their whole family. It shows how every rough times can be smoothened out by a mother's love.

Awards and citations

This heartwarming story was awarded as the 1995 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, First Prize for Best Children's Story. It also won the 1996 National Book Award for the Children's Book Category.


  1. Willeth Luarca-Laus. "A Child’s World through the Hands of an Artist", Lifestyle Magazine, 2008-07-14. Retrieved on 2009-09-26. 



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