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Children's Fiction Canada

Tony's Wheels

by (author) Mila Bongco-Philipzig

illustrated by Michael Parillas

ANAK Publishing Worker Cooperative Ltd.
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Canada, Stepfamilies, English as a Second Language, Emigration & Immigration, Special Needs, NON-CLASSIFIABLE, Southeast Asian Languages, Disability Sports
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 4
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price

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Inspired by a true story, Tony’s Wheels follows a boy who moves to Canada from the Philippines and becomes successful in wheelchair racing. He becomes so good he gets to join the National Canadian Team. While competing internationally, Tony meets para-athletes from his old country and notices that their equipment is old and heavy. Tony wins the race, but how does he treat his competitors?

About the authors

Mila Bongco-Philipzig has published five children's books, four of which are bi-lingual (Filipino-English). She also translated two children's books from Filipino to German which were included in the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022. Mila has poetry, personal essays, and articles published in various magazines, anthologies, and podcasts in the Philippines, Canada, and Germany. In 2021, Mila was an Edmonton Arts Council's Featured Artist for Asian Heritage Month, and the first featured reader for Edmonton Public Library's Multilingual Storytime. When she is not writing or painting, Mila is busy organizing community events, running long-distance, and helping various organizations promote human rights and social justice.

Mila Bongco-Philipzig's profile page

Michael Parillas' profile page

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