The Gerard Aflague Collection has published four bilingual children’s Bible story books. The books are available in Chamorro, Hawaiian, Samoan and Tongan, with English translations and are titled “My First Chamorro Children’s Bible Stories,” “My First Hawaiian Children’s Bible Stories,” “My First Samoan Children’s Bible Stories” and “My First Tongan Children’s Bible Stories.”
The books retells 16 Bible stories, including the creation story, Noah’s Ark, Baby Moses, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Jesus Heals the Blind Man and the stories of Jesus’ crucifixion, resurrection and second coming accompanied by brightly colored and vivid illustrations.
The books were designed by Gerard Aflague and edited by his wife, Mary Aflague. The Aflagues worked with an illustrator from India and translators from Guam and Polynesia to create the books.
The books are available online at amazon.com, ebay.com and gerardaflaguecollection.com. “My First Chamorro Children’s Bible Stories” will be available on Guam at Bestseller Books, Faith Bookstore and Bonita Baby Boutique.
Children books from the Gerard Aflague Collection include “Good Night Guam,” “Teach Me My Feelings in Chamorro,” “Sirena: The Legend,” “Colors in Chamorro” and other prayer and picture books, in various languages.